Amphis pour Tous - Intestine-Brain Dialogue: The Pilot Vagus Nerve of Our Health

14 January 2021 18:00 - 14 January 2021 19:00

The conference "Intestine-Brain Dialogue: The Pilot Vagus Nerve of Our Health", presented by Sonia Pellissier, Senior Lecturer at the Inter-University Laboratory of Psychology - Personality, Cognition, Social Change (LIP-PC2S), UFR Literature, Languages and Humanities, will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6 pm at La Turbine Sciences in Cran-Gevrier (entrance by the cinema La Turbine).

The conferences will be held subject to the health conditions linked to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) epidemic and in compliance with the safety regulations in force at the event venue.


Our digestive tract is a very sophisticated organ. Neuroscience research over the past 15 years has revealed that our digestive tract contains a "second brain": the enteric nervous system, which is in constant dialogue with the central brain. This dialogue is enriched by messages from the billions of bacteria that reside in our digestive tract: the microbiota. The vagus nerve is a major component of this two-way communication.

As a mediator of this communication, he participates in the regulation of our behaviour, thoughts and emotions. A dysfunction of this nerve translates a difficult "dialogue" between the intestine and the brain with multiple consequences for our health.