THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND:
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
I sit staring, my heart skipping. If I was looking for something hidden in plain sight, I’ve found it. And as tiny as it is, it could be hidden just about anywhere in the human body—finding it hasn’t really give me an answer as much as it’s given me different questions.
~An excerpt from Sleep of Reason
THE REAL SCIENCE:
New Physical Gut-Brain Connection found: A new study reveals the gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.
Margaret Riley is a wordsmith, slow-kayaker, slow-skiier, photographer of strange realities, and a deep believer in the magic of story time.