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Humans as Superorganisms How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes, and Other Selfish Entities Shape Our Behavior

The gastrointestinal tract contains and estimated 500 million neurons. The gut microbiota and the brain communicate with each other affecting neural, endocrine and immune systems. Science is waking-up to find that gut microbes, viruses, imprinted genes, and other self-serving entities affect brain and behavior. “We are not unitary individuals but superorganisms, built out of both human and […]