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Leigh Smith's article on microbes and the mind featured in APA Observer

Recent data suggest that the human body is not so exclusively human after all. Smith (UC Davis) and Wissel (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) review the ways in which bacteria shape affect, neurological processes, cognition, social relationships, development, and pathology. Read about their conclusions regarding collaborations between psychologists and microbiologists to explore the relationships among gut microbes, mood, behavior, and the immune system here.