People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations – found both in the brain and the gut – could be the cause.
Gut Branches of the Vagus Nerve Are Essential Components of the Brain’s Reward and Motivation System
Mount Sinai study identifies novel pathway that could help inform new vagal stimulation approaches to affective disorders.
A Florida State University neuroscientist concludes you are, if not by choice then perhaps subconsciously. Research by psychology professor Linda Rinaman finds gut-to-brain signals are a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decisions — typically by prompting you to avoid certain situations.