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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.

Gershon’s research into the second brain provides understanding for those who suffer from gut-related ailments and offers new insight into the origin, extent, and management.

The Second Brain is the culmination of thirty years of research. It is an extraordinary contribution to the understanding of gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as a fascinating glimpse into hoe our gut really works. Show details Buy the selected items together This item: Details The Second Brain: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Details The Mind-Gut Connection: Details Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Back The Second Brain: HarperPerennial Edition 4. Then you’re on the cutting edge of scientific thought, according to researcher Michael D.

O Segundo Cerebro – Dr Michael Gershon

The title of his book The Second Brain refers to the hundred million nerve cells in and around our guts that often act entirely independently of the dictator inside our heads. This isn’t so bad–there are some meals we’d rather not have to think about eating, much less digesting. Gershon tells us the stories of his development into a scientist, his determination to promote neurogastroenterology as a legitimate field of research, and the nature of “the brain gone south,” all with humor and aplomb.

Though not for the overly squeamish after all, even if Gershon segundoo to pull his punches, his subject still carries traces of old taboosThe Second Brain is a lively and invigorating read. The illustrations are superb and well gerhon this complements the text, which ranges from clinical to personal, as when the author details the events leading to his mother’s tragic death following unnecessary surgery for an ulcer.

O Segundo Cerebro – Dr Michael Gershon

The interactions between the enteric nervous system and digestion, emotion, and disease are not simple, but Gershon’s patient prose explains everything in terms any interested layperson can understand. As in the best scientific works, The Second Brain informs and inspires, surprising the reader with unexpected complexities and mysteries arising in such gershoh seemingly primitive venue. It makes excellent after-dinner reading.

Gershon, who has been called the father of neurogastroenterology and is professor of anatomy and cell biology at New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, has devoted his career to basic research on the nervous system of the gut. His fascination with this “second brain” is boundless, and he strives mightily to share his enthusiasm.

With analogies and simple line drawings, good humor and imchael story-teller’s love of character and plot, he describes how knowledge about cetebro little-known enteric nervous system has been uncovered.


To appreciate the wonder of this second brain, one must grasp the complexity of the system it runs, and Gershon tackles that subject in considerable detail?

While the particulars of research conducted in his mkchael other neurobiologists’ labs is also likely to overwhelm the nonbiologist, general readers will appreciate the implications of that research. As understanding emerges gerehon how the second brain controls the behavior of the bowel, real progress is coming in the prevention, treatment and control of the belly’s woes.

To millions of sufferers of such diseases as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome, this will be welcome information. Copyright Reed Mihael Information, Inc. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Gershon’s groundbreaking 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. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add all three gershno Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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I began reading it after my gastroparesis diagnosis in For imchael who aren’t aware: What goes in, stays in, and doesn’t always come out. There’s no cure; it’s only symptom management, and it’s lousy, at best. So I decided to learn about how the stomach functions. This book is written by a GI doctor. He’s one of the researchers who brought Pepcid to the market. He calls it the “enteric nervous system”. His research aegundo taken him into neurology. He writes in plain English; he’s not selling anything.

This is an objective, scientific, yet understandable blow by blow of how your enteric nervous system works. He uses medical terms, translates them, uses pictures, and is very easy to understand. He can be dry, but even for me, who is not normally excited over science, this is fascinating.

I had no idea how many different functions that the stomach does, and nowhere else in the body are these functions duplicated. I’m not finished the book, but it’s helping me to understand how my stomach is supposed to work. Maybe once I know HOW it should work, I might better be support my stomach function better now that a part of it doesn’t function like it should anymore.

I now highly recommend this to everyone I know cerenro has stomach or intestinal distress. Reviewing The Second Brain. Michael Gershon’s The Second Brain is an excellent read for aspiring neuroscientists, inquisitive laymen, and everyone in between. Gershon is mcihael prominent neurobiologist commonly credited as the father of neurogastroenterology, and his book details the life story of his work using both personal anecdotes and research studies to give his audience a view of what the field of neurogastroenterology is like from the inside and out.

Gershon’s book is a nice mixture of an autobiography and science book that remains detailed and degundo without becoming daunting like a high-level neuroscience textbook. Gershno some sections of the book are fairly technical, all of it is understandable by a focused reader or by someone with a moderate background in neuroscience or biology. Gershon’s personal stories range from pedestrian to fascinating, while his anatomical and physiological explanations are usually comprehensive while remaining comprehensible.


The book is split up into three sections. Part I provides the background of both Dr. Gershon and the field of neurogastroenterology, along gerhon a basic overview of how the relevant sections of the nervous system cerebrp. Part II is a comprehensive guide to the digestive tract, providing a “mouth-to-anus travelogue of the inner sanctum of the gut” in Gershon’s own words. Part III focuses on modern day research or rather, research that was modern in on the development and disorders of the second brain.

Each part is written in the same style, with Gershon’s personal stories and review of seyundo research split amongst the four chapters le each of the three parts.

Gershon starts his book with modesty not commonly seen in authors. Gershon is commonly credited as being the “Father of Neurogastroenterology,” but for most of the first section of his book he describes the just how wrong that title is.

The true fathers of neurogastroenterology date back to Bayliss and Starling, over a hundred years before Gershon’s rediscovery of the subject.

In Gershon’s own words, “Rediscovery is very bit as good as discovery, if what is rediscovered is important and was forgotten. Langley, the discoverer of the autonomic nervous system.

Much of the remainder of the first section goes into the study of the neurotransmitters of the intestines, especially serotonin. The prevalence of serotonin, a neurotransmitter commonly known for regulating mood and sleep patterns, was of particular interest to neurobiologists such as Gershon.

Serotonin is essentially what inspired him to further his research into the neurological systems of the gut. Gershon’s book contains a comprehensive guide to the entire digestive tract, analyzing both the structure and the functions of each of the major players in digestion from the mouth to the anus.

Much of the information covered is on the level of a basic anatomy textbook, with several asides about the physiological bases of gastrointestinal diseases or abnormalities. As the section goes on, the level of detail becomes increasingly greater, eventually becoming an entire miniaturized textbook on the digestive tract. Gershon impressively ties everything together by explaining that much of the pathological origins of digestional problems come not from the organs themselves, but from the neurological tracts of the enteric nervous system that comprise the second brain.

Gershon’s book ties form and function together to explain how current research is progressing towards the understanding and treating of various gastrointestinal diseases. Gershon details the experiments he and select other scientists have performed on various parts of the intestines in order to heighten the understanding of both the enteric nervous system and the diseases associated with it. This is by far the most technical and detailed portion of the book, and somewhat of a chore to go through for anyone not enamored with the material.

In the endnote of the book, Gershon reveals somewhat of a somber personal story from his deceased father, who repeatedly asked of Gershon’s work: However, Gershon has great hope that his book will help further the general understanding of the enteric nervous system and the second brain, in hopes that it will help kindle the enthusiasm amongst young students and aspiring neurobiologists alike.