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Your state of mind might be dependent on your state of gut- John Cryan’s TEDMED video launched

info“Your state of mind might be dependent on your state of gut”.according to John Cryan in his TEDMED VIDEO released today

In his talk John shares surprising and perhaps weird facts and insights about where some of our thoughts and emotions actually come from.

John’s research has far-reaching public health implications, from how we view Caesarean Sections, to how the microbiome influences brain development, to the impact of probiotics on mood. John’s work shows that the term “gut feeling” might actually make neurobiological sense.

John’s talk was in the “Weird and Wonderful” session of TEDMED which discusses science and health trends that came out of left field, defied expectations or simply seem completely off the wall, in a good way.

Some recent coverage of John’s work:

Gut Feelings Radiolab, Robert Krulwich, WNYC, Season 10, Episode 7.

Can the bacteria in your gut send message to your brain? Science Friday, Ira Flatow, WNYC, Aug. 27, 2014

Probiotic Bacteria Chill Out Anxious Mice Science Friday, Ira Flatow, WNYC, Sept. 02, 2011.

Cesarean birth alters immune system, social behavior in mice Hughes, V. Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. Nov 18 2014.

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut Schmidt, C. Scientific American. February 2015.

When Yogurt Affects the Brain Khazan, O. The Atlantic. Sept 23 2014.

Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out For Itself Zimmer, C. New York Times. Aug 14 2014.

Understanding psychobiotics Lawson, C. WIRED Health. Mar. 9 2015.

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter? Swain, F. BBC Future. Feb. 21, 2014.

Mental Health: Thinking from the gut Schmidt, C. Nature. Feb. 26, 2015.

Gut-brain link grabs neuroscientists Reardon, S. Nature. Nov. 12, 2014.

Friends with social benefits: host-microbe interactions as a driver of brain evolution and development? Stilling, R, SR Bordenstein, et al. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. Oct 2014.

Mind-altering microorganisms: the impact of the gut microbiota on brain and behavior Cryan JF, TG Dinan. Nat Rev Neurosci. Oct 2012. 13, 701–12.

16 March 2015