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Feed Your Brain Well

16 Sep 2019

Feed Your Brain Well

ARTE Documentary Features John Cryan

APC Principal Investigator Prof. John Cryan features in a new documentary from ARTE which asks what should we eat to make sure our brain develops properly and stays healthy.

Do carrots make you friendly and fish makes you intelligent?   Popular wisdom has long held that there is a close link between our behaviour and certain mental abilities, and diet.  Many recent discoveries have shown that our mental health, our moods, and our intellectual ability are directly influenced by what we eat, and sometimes in a matter of just a few days.  Laboratories across the entire world are in the process of revealing and explaining the influence that food has on the way our brain works: microbiota play a part, as “The gut, our second brain” demonstrated, but that’s not all. Scientists are bringing to light all kinds of other connections.

The documentary  “Our brain is what we eat/Feed your brain well”, is from Raphaël Hitier of  ARTE,  a Franco-German and European  Public Service TV channel which  supports creativity and culture in all forms.

You can watch this documentary  in Germanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vj47QaL8Y0&feature=youtu.be&t=2607  or Frenchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htjtwcjVlNw  (UCC coverage begins at 43.30min).

The documentary will be available in English shortly.

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