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IN Health & Fitness ON 11 Jul, 2016
The term second brain might sound strange to you and of course, it will, to anyone who has never heard this news. But according to the new research, the truth has been revealed. Yes, our "Gut" is our "Second brain," and surprisingly it controls our mood and appetite.
Let's look in-depth details of it.
Have you ever wondered why this slang has been introduced? Many of us can relate to the experience of having butterflies in the stomach, but never question the reason behind all this thing.
Well, you don't have to wonder about it anymore, the above occur to most of us is because of our gut, which has a deep connection with our emotions. Here is the proof..
..which is known as the enteric nervous system. This brain has about 100 million cells than as many neurons found in human brain.
Unlike our head's brain, this brain in our gut doesn't involve in much complex thinking. However, it accounts for how we sense or what we feel about a situation, about the environment. It also tells us the kind of vibes we're getting from other people.
The feeling of butterflies in the stomach which was mentioned earlier in the story is a clear example of it. Whenever we get, fear nervous blood gets diverted from our gut to our muscles, this is how both the brains do the talkings, and the information is transport. There is more than 30 neurotransmitters present between the head brain and the gut; interesting isn't it?