Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being

March 17, 2012

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The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat…

 

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of “butterflies” in the stomach.

 

Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our “second brain”.

 

Read more: Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being: Scientific American http://bit.ly/xGMc7K

Via www.scientificamerican.com

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