2. Heart Rate Variability as a Measure of Vagus Functionwith Rollin McCraty, PhD
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What you'll learn from this expert talk:
- What is heart rate variability (HRV)?
- Importance of HRV coherence
- Common misunderstandings
Rollin McCraty, PhD
Rollin McCraty of Boulder Creek, Calif., is executive vice president and director research of HeartMath Institute. McCraty is director of research and project coordinator of the Global Coherence Monitoring System. He has been with HeartMath since its creation in 1991. He is a psychophysiologist and a professor at Florida Atlantic University. McCraty’s research interests include the physiology of emotion, with a focus on the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior and health.
He and his team regularly participate in studies with scientific, medical and educational institutions worldwide. McCraty has written extensively and been widely published in his areas of scientific interest. He holds numerous memberships, including with the American Autonomic Society, Pavlovian Society, National Association for Psychological Science, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Society for Scientific Exploration.