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The Gut, Our Second Brain

A few years ago, scientists discovered the existence of a second brain in our body. There are 200 million neurons in our belly! Researchers are just beginning to decrypt the secret dialogue between these two brains. Their discovery has opened up great hopes for new therapies. Some brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, could have their origins traced to the stomach, being started by attacks on our intestine’s neurons. Even more astonishingly, our second brain contains a spectacular colony of a hundred thousand billion bacteria whose activity has an impact on our personality, our choices, and our shyness or  recklessness. This discovery of a new intelligence in our belly makes researchers begin to admit that our brain is not quite the only one being in command.

 

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2013
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Cecile Denjean
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France
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ARTE France, SCIENTIFILMS
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ARTE France
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