enteric nervous system
Vital Vagus: What is the vagus nerve and what does it do?
Some of the functions of the vagus nerve have been long established, while others were discovered only recently. No doubt, within the next few decades we will continue to learn more and more about it, since electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve for conditions including epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis and depression is becoming an alternative to drugs. Here are some fascinating things that the vagus nerve does (that we know so far).
7 Things you had no idea gut bacteria could do -- Sott.net
“The enteric nervous system, found in the gut, has more neurons than the spinal column or central nervous system. The enteric nervous system has a direct conduit to the brain: the vagus nerve, 90% of whose fibers are dedicated to communication from the gut to the brain. If you've ever gotten butterflies in your stomach from young love or anxiety (or both), or felt like you knew something "in your gut," that may have been your gut brain relaying the message to your, um, brain brain.”
The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression
We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million neurons that are embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, which starts at the esophagus and ends...
The Role Between Your Gut and Your Emotions
Written by: Greg Ashby Iâve got a gut feeling about this. While you have certainly heard about how appetite and digestion are controlled by the enteric nervous system (also known as âThe Second Brainâ â or your gut), you probably havenât thought that the gut can control your emotions and mood. Itâs no wonder the [...]