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Oh so very interesting!

Watching a Michael Mosley special “Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach” and learned that there are as many neurons and other brain matter in the human digestive system as there is in a cat’s brain.

The Vagus nerve (the one connecting the brain to the gut) acts differently dependent upon your broad personality type – extrovert or introvert. When experiencing severe gut pain an extrovert experiences the classic rise in blood pressure and heart rate that we all expect. An introvert however experiences a slowing of heart rate and drop in blood pressure for a couple of seconds, reducing the amount of pain that is felt.

Thus extroverts would respond better to pharmaceutical or drug therapies and introverts to psychological therapies such as CBT …

This introvert with a lifelong history of gut pain finds this all very very interesting ….

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