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So These Buggers Affect My Brain – Live Mood Enhancers

The Geek Inside Me.

Apparently there is a lot of that happening these days.

Yogurt: Microbes

Goes well with your brain.

As you get to know me, you’ll get to know my geeky tendencies (of which I am totally proud). One of those tendencies takes form in my love for NPR and the public radio station WNYC or 93.5 fm. When I say love, I mean it is the only set radio station in my car. Okay, okay I lie. The other one is the PA version of that one and the same station just in case there is a boring (happens very little) conversation taking place. In case you’re wondering, I love the information, news, cool topics on science (Science Friday), technology (Car Talk) and other sweet bits that I would, less than likely, come across anywhere else.

This is How I learn Around my World.

Today’s lesson was on microbes and their effect on the brain.

Could the microbes that inhabit our guts help explain that old idea of “gut feelings?” There’s growing evidence that gut bacteria really might influence our minds.

Rob Stein (NPR) Continue reading