Five things you should know about the brain in our gut

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, The Body, Genetics

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Years: 8, 10, 11, 12

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Video Length/ Word Count: 1:47 mins / 591

From moods to memory, the brain in our gut has a big impact on the brain in our heads.

RMIT neuroscientist Elisa Hill-Yardin says our gut brain is one big nervous system and could play a part in neurological disorders. However, only now are researchers starting to understand its importance. Both these articles could be used to demonstrate the ground-breaking research going on in Australia right now. It would be best suited to Biological sciences for years 8 and 10 as well as senior sciences when discussing body systems and genetics (particularly mutations).

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