What If It Turned Out We Have Two Brains?

15 Nov 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

This video, produced by AsapSCIENCE, a YouTube channel specializing in bringing science to all types of audiences, shows the existing link between the enteric nervous system, gut microbiota and the brain.

Professor of Psychiatry Ted Dinan, from the University College Cork, is one of the world main experts on this link between mental health and our guts. We interviewed him during the 5th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2016, held in Miami in February and we had the opportunity to talk about the gut-brain axis.

A team of scientists led by Premysl Bercik, Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, carried out two sets of experiments with mice with the goal of studying the effect of gut microbiota on behaviour in an established model of anxiety and depression.