Gut Microbes and Brain Development Have Black Box Connectivity

  • Timothy G. Dinan
    Address correspondence to Timothy G. Dinan, M.D., Ph.D., University College Cork, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
    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
    Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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

    Teagasc, Moorepark, County Cork, Ireland
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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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