Thomas Ramey Watson

The brain is shaped by bacteria in the digestive tract

From a fascinat ing

Scientific American article:

Regardless of how these intestinal “guests” exert their influence, these studies suggest that brain-directed behaviors, which influence the manner in which
animals interact with the external world, may be deeply influenced by that animal’ s relation

ship with the microbial organisms living in its gut.

And the discovery that gut bacteria exert their influence on the brain within a discrete
developmental stage may have important implications for developmental

brain disorders.

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