Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Talk to Your Brain?


PART A:

There is current research underway that explores the relationship between the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract (our “gut” bacterial), and our brains. 

Click on the link below to listen to an interview from NPR Science Friday.  After listening to the interview and reading the posted articles, and using other resources you may find, discuss your thoughts about the connection between the gut microbiome and the brain by answering the following:

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Does the relationship between the gut and the brain make sense to you? Why or why not?

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Name TWO facts you learned that you did not know before listening to the podcast and reading the articles. 

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What question(s) do you have after listening to the podcast and/or reading the articles that were not answered?

Science Friday interview:


Can the Bacteria in your Gut Send Messages to your Brain?
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Articles:


Our Microbiome May be Looking Out for Itself
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Gut Feelings: The Future of Psychiatry May be Inside Your Stomach
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