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Gut Microbes and Brain Development Have Black Box Connectivity

  • Timothy G. Dinan
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Timothy G. Dinan, M.D., Ph.D., University College Cork, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
    Affiliations
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
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  • John F. Cryan
    Affiliations
    Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
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  • Catherine Stanton
    Affiliations
    APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Teagasc, Moorepark, County Cork, Ireland
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      • Infant Gut Microbiome Associated With Cognitive Development
        Biological PsychiatryVol. 83Issue 2
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          Studies in rodents provide compelling evidence that microorganisms inhabiting the gut influence neurodevelopment. In particular, experimental manipulations that alter intestinal microbiota impact exploratory and communicative behaviors and cognitive performance. In humans, the first years of life are a dynamic time in gut colonization and brain development, but little is known about the relationship between these two processes.
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