Stories about ‘Published research’

I haven’t read the primary literature that describes this observation, but the finding that gut bacteria, through some mode of  chemical signaling can modulate the neurochemistry of the organism has been an increasingly published area of research.

This study and others like it lend support to the idea of a microbiome-gut-brain axis. The hypothesis that a …

What do you think about a study and conclusion like this?

Sensational ? Does it further behavioral science, or not ? Not only do I tend to like studies that draw big picture conclusions, but I love them if they’re done well and the conclusions are supported by the results. When I come across a study like this, …

Another publication identifying a role for gut bacteria and neurotransmitter action. This bacteria was found to secrete large amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the CNS and enteric nervous system.  I’ve posted about the role of gut flora and the CNS in recent days past.

Check out the short summary of the research …

The science of creativity is on the top five list of research interests of mine. It’s long been understood that the right hemisphere of the brain is where most of the imaginative and unstructured thinking takes place, which is why it’s thought of as the dominant hemisphere of creatives. However this research highlights the role …

A study involving the analysis of rhesus monkeys’ brains suggests how we may be physiologically wired to focus on emotional stimulus. Researchers injected a dye into the brains of 10 rhesus monkeys which traced individual neurons along the length of their axons.  It’s a technique that can highlight physiology in more detail than is possible …