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 …

See on Scoop.it – Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain

Think of a situation where you had bulletproof facts, reason, and logic on your side, and believed there was absolutely no way the other person could say no to your perfectly constructed argument and proposal. To do so would be impossible, you figured, because there …

Ben Hayden raises a great cause for concern about the growing literature in political attitude and neuroscience. I’ve written about Liberal vs Conservative studies and the neuroscience associated with them, and I too, feel they have an unfair tone about them.  The question, whether folks with a liberal or conservative attitude have predictable neurological markers, …

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 …