GUT BRAIN-One of the top five Neuroscience discoveries in 2018

5 Discoveries That Made 2018 a Huge Year for Neuroscience

By Shelly Fan Jan 17, 2019 [SINGULARITY HUB}

"No. 5. Gut-brain connection grows stronger with direct anatomical link

One of the hottest research trends in neuroscience is the link between the brain and the gut—often dubbed the “little brain.”

The human gut is lined with over 100 million nerve cells that allow it to talk to the brain, letting us know when we’re hungry or when we’ve over-indulged. But it’s not all digestion: scientists are increasingly realizing that the gut could contribute to anxiety, depression, or more controversially, cognition.

Last year scientists found a new set of informational highways that directly link the gut to the brain. Within the gut, enteroendocrine cells pump out hormones that kick off digestion and suppress hunger. These cells have little foot-like protrusions that look remarkably like synapses—the structure that neurons use to talk to each other using chemicals.

With the help of a glow-in-the-dark rabies virus, which can jump from synapse to synapse, the team found that enteroendocrine cells directly link to neurons in the vagus nerve—a giant nerve that runs from the brain to vital organs such as the heart and lungs. What’s more, they chat with their partners using classical neurotransmitters including glutamate and serotonin, which work much faster than hormones."


In 2018 the Cognitive Principle Matrix [CPM] was completely redesigned based on new theories related to the gut brain based in information published in the following books:

  • The Clinical Application of Polyvagal Theory by Porges & Dana -June 2018
  • The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy by Deb Dana -June 2018
  • The Circadian Code by Dr. Satchin Panda- June 2018

The goal in CPM is to create a practical up to date tool based on the latest information available, to advance the human condition mainly through therapy and coaching.


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