In everyday life and language we associate the heart with love, emotion and compassion. Until lately though, medical science would have none of this, assuming ever since Harvey discovered the blood-circulation that the heart is just a pump. By draining the body of emotion, and placing the mind in the head, high science opened a rift between felt-sense and modern medicine. But the gap is beginning to close. New insights into the heart-brain connection are bringing body and mind back together.