Gut Instinct: Art, food and feeling

25 November 2016 – 19 March 2017

The Glucksman, University College Cork

Gutted, gutsy, gut feelings, gut wrenching, butterflies in your tummy, go with your gut – are all expressions used in everyday language, art and literature to portray a raft of human emotions. How we feel is driven by both emotional and visceral signals and while neuroscientists by training are conditioned to think of what is happening above the neck in terms of the regulation of our emotions, research at the APC Microbiome Institute is literally turning this concept upside down as scientists begin to realise the importance of gut function and the food we eat as critical to our mental well-being.



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