1.22.2011

This post is for Lacey..

..and those of you who I had dinner with last night and thought I was crazy when I said the human body has 2 brains =)

here is a TED talk that explains a little bit about it.



the jist:
there are 100 million neurons in the guts (vs 100 billion in the brain) and 20 types of neurons (same as the brain).  the gut "brain" or enteric nervous system, is autonomous and is connected to the limbic system (emotional) of the brain. each "brain" can supersede the other.

it sounds crazy but there is a lot of fascinating things happening with this "gut brain" and i think its worthy of your time and study.

science!

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