Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
La web que está visitando, el Observatorio Mundial de la Microbiota Intestinal (Gut Microbiota World Watch en inglés) ha sido creada por la sección Microbiota Intestinal y Salud (Gut Microbiota & Health) de la Sociedad Europea de Neurogast
Unsere Körper sind von einem Meer von Mikroben bedeckt – sowohl die Pathogene, an denen wir erkranken, als auch die "guten" Mikroben, über die wir weniger Bescheid wissen, die uns vielleicht gesund halten.
Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions.
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We are all interested in understanding what makes us who we are. We all also want to make sure that every child gets the best possible start in life. We have known for a long time that how we turn out depends on both our genes and our environment. What we now realize is that the influence of the environment begins in the womb, and how the mother feels during pregnancy can change this environment and can have a lasting effect on the development of her child. Therefore, we all need to support and look after pregnant women, both for their sake and that of future generations. We need to Begin Before Birth.
Culture shapes a mesolimbic response to signals of dominance and subordination that associates with behavior. Freeman JB et al.: Neuroimage. 2009;47(1):353-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.04.038. Epub 2009 Apr 17
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19376242 Abstract: It has long been understood that culture shapes individuals' behavior, but how this is accomplished in the human brain has remained largely unknown. To examine this, we made use of a well-established cross-cultural difference in behavior: American culture tends to reinforce dominant behavior whereas, conversely, Japanese culture tends to reinforce subordinate behavior. In 17 Americans and 17 Japanese individuals, we assessed behavioral tendencies towards dominance versus subordination and measured neural responses using fMRI during the passive viewing of stimuli related to dominance and subordination. In Americans, dominant stimuli selectively engaged the caudate nucleus, bilaterally, and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), whereas these were selectively engaged by subordinate stimuli in Japanese. Correspondingly, Americans self-reported a tendency towards more dominant behavior whereas Japanese self-reported a tendency towards more subordinate behavior. Moreover, activity in the right caudate and mPFC correlated with behavioral tendencies towards dominance versus subordination, such that stronger responses in the caudate and mPFC to dominant stimuli were associated with more dominant behavior and stronger responses in the caudate and mPFC to subordinate stimuli were associated with more subordinate behavior. The findings provide a first demonstration that culture can flexibly shape functional activity in the mesolimbic reward system, which in turn may guide behavior.
Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments?
The RSA Animate series was conceived as an innovative, accessible and unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas. E.g: The Power of Outrospection: Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves:
For a better understanding of obesity. Achim Peters' review 'The selfish brain: competition for energy resources' is the basic theory for 'The Selfish Brain Clinical Research Group' at the University of Luebeck.
It has become increasingly recognized and more widely acknowledged during the past several decades, that a complex relationship exists between behavior associated with emotion and the human cardiovascular (CV) system. Early studies focused on the interplay between negative emotions and elevated CV risk, an effect that has in large part been attributed to increased adrenergic activity. Thus, a variety of adverse CV effects ranging from sudden cardiac death triggered by natural disasters such as earthquakes to transient myocardial stunning resulting from heightened sympathetic overload have been identified in response to acute emotional distress. .... This article reviews the relevant physiology and comments on the potentially wider clinical implications in the integration of this process to improve vascular health.
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