An interview with Elaine Hsiao: "The gut is often called the second brain because it has its very own nervous system"

The relationship between the gut microbiota and the brain is a burning issue currently under the scientific community’s microscope and it is a fascinating subject for those who hear it being discussed…

Researcher Elaine Hsiao, from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), gave us an interview at the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2015, in which she explained how the gut microbiota influences our brain and how our brain, in turn, affects the gut microbiota. An essential dialogue for finding out how the so-called “second brain” can influence our behaviour and how it relates to the rest of our nervous system.

We hope you enjoy the interview.

GMFH Editing Team
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