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Heartbreak Science [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Is the heart more than just a muscular pump? Does it have a neurological importance, or perhaps even a mental or emotional capacity, overlooked by modern science? This program examines controversial theories about the heart emerging from diverse perspectives. Dr. Rollin McCraty of central California's Institute of HeartMath outlines basic ideas of cardiac-related emotional intelligence; Dr. Gary Schwartz, director of the VERITAS Research Program at the University of Arizona, explains his notions of recurrent feedback and cellular memory and their basis in heart transplant cases; while Dr. Harry Burns, Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, offers a more mainstream medical view. Contains graphic footage of heart surgery. A Prospero Production for BBC.
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52 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Mar. 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Human Heart: Most Important Muscle in the Body (1:17)
  • Heart and Soul Relationship (1:03)
  • Human Heart: Reexamining Ancient Myths (1:28)
  • Is Heart Function Related to Brain Function? (1:32)
  • Heart Transplantation (1:20)
  • Paranormal Potential of the Human Heart (1:02)
  • A Transplant Memory Story (2:15)
  • Recurrent Feedback Theory (2:02)
  • Little Brain in the Heart (1:42)
  • Heart Transplant Surgery (0:44)
  • Art of Transplant Surgery (2:25)
  • Evidence of an Intuitive Heart (2:00)
  • Spiritual Powers of the Heart (2:10)
  • Last Step in Heart Transplant Surgery (0:49)
  • Death from a Broken Heart (2:54)
  • Broken Heart Syndrome (1:08)
  • Identifying Broken Heart Syndrome (1:52)
  • Cause of Broken Heart Syndrome (2:09)
  • Stress Cardiomyopathy (1:49)
  • Self Destructive Heart Brain Relationship (2:49)
  • Heart Attack Grill (0:56)
  • What Causes Heart Disease? (1:42)
  • Heart Disease in Scotland (1:56)
  • Stress Response and Cardiovascular Disease (1:44)
  • Psychological Equipment to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (1:26)
  • Stress Reduction Techniques (2:20)
  • Heart Brain Connection to Heart Disease (2:15)
  • Divisions in Modern Medical Science (1:32)
  • Heart Brain Relationship (1:25)
  • Heart Transplant Poem (1:07)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41377 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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