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The gut-brain axis

Discover how gut and brain impact each other through the gut-brain axis.

The gut-brain axis is described as the two-way communication between the gut (gastrointestinal tract) and the brain.

The gut-brain axis concept is used to explain the interaction between microbiota, residing in the human gastrointestinal tract, and the thinking and emotional centres in the brain.

Your task

Watch the video of Dr Amy Loughman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and head of Gut-Brain stream at the Food and Mood Centre.

Next, reflect on your own understanding of the gut-brain axis.

Use the comments below to share your thoughts and posts from other learners.

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