Michael Gershon’s The Second Brain is an excellent read for aspiring neuroscientists, inquisitive laymen, and everyone in between. Dr. Gershon is a prominent. The Enteric Nervous System: A Second Brain. MICHAEL D. GERSHON. Columbia University. Once dismissed as a simple collection of relay ganglia, the enteric. 23 Aug For Dr. Michael D. Gershon, the author of “The Second Brain” and the chairman of the department of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia, the.

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Scientists are learning that the serotonin made by the enteric nervous system might also play a role in more surprising diseases: The little brain in our innards, in connection with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the body.

We’ve emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book. Butterflies in the stomach—signaling in the gut as part seecond our physiological stress response, Gershon says—is but one example. Join to find the hottest teen books, connect with your favorite YA authors and meet new friends who share your reading interests.

Often called probiotics, they function as auxiliary DNA, producing their own enzymes and other products that help process our food and sustain us. See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online.

Researchers are also now unraveling the neurobiology of gut feelingsthose intuitions on which so many of us base personal and professional decisions.

Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being – Scientific American

Animals experience “chronic social defeat stress,” and it is a model of the kind of prolonged psychosocial stress that in humans can be caused by abuse or trauma—or by being a picked-upon nerd like Peter Parker before he became Spider-Man.


Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon. I highly recommend Dr. The second brain contains some million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system, Gershon says.

The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or “it’s all in your head.

This is not a simple book to read — it takes concentration, and I certainly had secoond highlighter out to draw attention to several terms or ideas I wanted to recall.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. From seconv you can navigate to the title you are interested in. Gershon has discovered that the same genes involved in synapse formation between neurons in the gershin are involved in the alimentary synapse formation.

Gershon documents this new renaissance in enteric neuroscience. The above paragraph is a piece of cake compared to the real thing: By the time the guard let me upstairs, I had one question for the researcher regarded as the father of the new field known as neurogastroenterology: Scene of the Crime mystery fans.

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As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of “butterflies” in the stomach. Until his research in this book revealed that the gut has bershon cells that act as a second brain, the gut went far too long unrecognized braon capable of being an independent functioning organism, and its importance in both medical health as well as psychological health had taken a back seat to the head brain.


The Second Brain

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Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our “second brain”. Michaek commentary accompanying Foster’s report in the journal Neurogastroenterology and Motilityresearchers declared, “Modulation of the enteric microbiota may be a useful strategy” for treating stress-related disorders, including depression, and for helping control such conditions as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

As a layperson, you do have to be prepared to not really understand all the biochemistry and anatomy, but he does a mihcael good job of making it easy to get the picture even if you don’t follow all the neurotransmitters – I finally scond the gall bladder!

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Studies are already under way to determine which gut flora do what for our mental health and to turn those findings into treatments. He describes in extensive details his friends and foes participants at this convention.