Sunday, September 9, 2012


There has been a lot of interest in neuroeconomics lately, focusing on decision-making and the brain. But there are also a lot of neurons in the gut, which raises the possibility of a part of neuroeconomics that might be called gastroeconomics.

This Scientific American article brought all this to mind:
Microbes Manipulate Your Mind: Bacteria in your gut may be influencing your thoughts and moods

(This shouldn't be confused with the gastroeconomics associated with the market for gastroenterologists:)

1 comment:

Highgamma said...

Well, I guess there may be some truth to the old adage that the "way to a man's heart is through his stomach." We could just make the saying unisex.