Exploring the second brain

Narayan, Vignesh (2016) Exploring the second brain. I Wonder (2). pp. 52-56.

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Abstract

You are here at last! I have been waiting for you today, to show you some of the wonders of your body, and my humble job here as a small but important organ. Before we begin, let us play a guessing game. If you can guess who I am, I’ll never give you any trouble again, and as far as I am concerned, everything in your body will flow smoothly. Oops! Almost gave myself away. Well, without further ado, here is a tricky question for you – what has close to five hundred million (that is 5 followed by 8 zeros!) neurons (nerve cells), receives and sends electrical signals to muscles as well as other nerves, and produces more than 90% of the serotonin (a chemical that acts as a ‘neurotransmitter’- which means that it helps transmit information across the body through neurons) and 50% of the dopamine (another neurotransmitter) found in the body?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brain, gut, neurotransmitter
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology
Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Physiology & related subjects
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > i Wonder
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 17:41
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 17:41
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1417
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/reso...

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