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Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control 221

Posted by Soulskill
from the lactobacillus-colbertsus dept.
sciencehabit writes "Hundreds of species of bacteria call the human gut their home. This gut 'microbiome' influences our physiology and health in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand. Now, a new study suggests that gut bacteria can even mess with the mind, altering brain chemistry and changing mood and behavior (abstract)."
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Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control

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  • Re:Well (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hrvatska (790627) on Monday August 29, 2011 @04:57PM (#37246392)
    I think these are more like innerlords.
  • by FranTaylor (164577) on Monday August 29, 2011 @05:24PM (#37246612)

    "You don't believe in me," observed the Ghost.

    "I don't." said Scrooge.

    "What evidence would you have of my reality, beyond that of your senses?"

    "I don't know," said Scrooge.

    "Why do you doubt your senses?"

    "Because," said Scrooge, "a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!"

  • Re:Interesting. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Belial6 (794905) on Monday August 29, 2011 @06:02PM (#37247126)
    I know it's fun to make fun of the big bad corporation, but really. Gassy and ADD? If you are getting gassy from McDonald's food, it isn't because the food is bad. It is because your digestive system is broken. And ADD? That is just pulling things out of thin air.

"I may kid around about drugs, but really, I take them seriously." - Doctor Graper