About this Research Topic
However, many important discoveries and research studies into the Gut-Brain have brought about huge insights in the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology. For example, the brain neural growth, apoptosis, and inflammation are all impacted by gut microbiota. As well, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson's disease, etc. are now know to be all closely related with abnormal gut microbiota.
Although research into gut microbiota has been a focus in recent decades, and research concerning the bidirectional communication between brain and gut microbiota has been steadily increasing, less attention has been paid to the effects this has on the brain than on physiological process and diseases. As such, the effect of gut microbiota on brain and behavior in different processes and disorders still remains unclear and requires further investigation.
This Research Topic, therefore, aims to collate cutting-edge Reviews, Commentaries, and Original Research articles focusing on the role of gut microbiota on the brain, behaviors, mental disorders, and neurological disorders.
The following subtopics are welcomed, but not limited to:
1. The association between gut microbiota and mental disorders / neurological disorders / addiction behaviors
2. The association between gut microbiota and personality / behavior / cognition
3. The association between gut microbiota and brain structure or function
4. The role of gut microbiota in neural growth, or apoptosis, or inflammation
5. The influence of certain bacteria in microbiota-gut-brain axis
Keywords: Gut Microbiota, Gut-Brain, Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis, Mood, Behavior, Mental Disorders, Addiction, Neurodegeneration
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