Until I recently read a 2010 Scientific American article, I thought that an enteric system might describe a building column’s ornate design. Too soon older, too late smarter?
I could definitely use a second brain for preparing my 2018 tax returns, for picking this year’s SuperBowl champions, and for augmenting my two brain cells in brain #1.
This article’s author states, “The little brain in our innards, in connection with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the body…The second brain contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system.”
“…emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” Mayer says. —signaling in the gut as part of our physiological stress response, —is but one example.
Wow?! “it’s little wonder that meds meant to cause chemical changes in the mind often provoke GI issues as a side effect.”
Plus, “at least 70 percent of our immune system is aimed at the gut to expel and kill foreign invaders.”
Competitors – go for the gold, with pre-event butterflies which are your ” normal” gutty eustress signals. Oddsmakers – you can use your creative “good stress” to pick the winners of Super Bowl 53 next month (maybe).
If you need something else to do for these playoff game weekends – you can color your way through this butterfly maze:
Our two brains communicate a lot!
Trust your Gut.
Accept butterflies in our crazy life.