Re: thinking with our hearts

James Ganong (
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 06:57:05 -0700 (PDT)

Anders wrote:

>This sounds rather suspicious. To be honest, it sounds like complete
bullshit given the effects (or rather non-effects) of pacemakers and heart transplants on emotions. <

I tried searches on the best generalised engines I know & in specialised medical/science databases like Harvard's Dept of Molecular & Cellular Biology for this 'atriol (as spelled in the quote) neuriatic factor', using various spellings;
I then asked a cardiologist of my acquaintance about it. The complete lack of any corroborative info from any of these sources (& the quality of the, er, scholarship of the fellow quoted in the article in other works) leads me to believe the whole thing is a load of fetid dingo kidneys.

Having said this, I stand ready to eat said kidneys should someone else find good info that corroborates the article.