Princeton University Library Catalog

The second brain : the scientific basis of gut instinct and a groundbreaking new understanding of nervous disorders of the stomach and intestine / Michael D. Gershon.

Author:
Gershon, Michael D. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1998.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
xvi, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"Dr. Michael D. Gershon's ground-breaking work clearly demonstrates that the human gut actually has a brain of its own. This remarkable scientific breakthrough offers fascinating proof that "gut instinct" is biological, a function of the second brain." "An alarming number of people suffer from heartburn, nausea, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, or related problems. Often thought to be caused by a "weakness" of the mind, these conditions may actually be a reflection of a disorder in the second brain. The second brain, located in the bowel, normally works smoothly with the brain in the head, enabling the head-brain to concentrate on the finer pursuits of life while the gut-brain attends to the messy business of digestion. A breakdown in communication between the two brains can lead to stomach and intestinal trouble, causing sufferers great abdominal grief and - too often - labeling them as neurotic complainers." "Dr. Gershon's research into the second brain provides understanding for those who suffer from gut-related ailments and offers new insight into their origin, extent, and management."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0060182520
  • 9780060182526
LCCN:
98028577
OCLC:
39300197
RCP:
C - S