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Eureka! Episode 8: The Second Brain


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Eureka! Is a fortnightly science podcast, produced by three medical postgraduates. So far, these three science geniuses have discussed the effects of Alcohol, Mental Health, Artificial Intelligence, Plastics and much more. In this next episode, it's all about the 'second brain', which is your digestive system. 

Did you know the digestive tract has neurons just like the brain?

This 'second brain' digestive system does much more than break down your food. In Eureka! Episode 8, University of Sheffield students Katie Johnson, Alice Bell, Katie Constable and Catherine Robley discuss the link between diet and mental health. 

This week, the Eureka! team discuss how digestion can affect anxiety, and surprisingly, how eating when you're anxious can affect digestion. Could our gut flora be a source of mental health therapy in the future? 

Find out by listening to the full episode here: 

And check out the extra seven-minute supplement here: 

The Eureka! Podcast is released every other Monday.

 Lead image credit: Courtesy of Eureka!

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