Study finds gut bacteria associated with personality traits

Study finds gut bacteria associated with personality traits

A large study found that people’s gut microbiome – that is the bacteria living in their digestive systems – is related to their personality. Dr Katerina Johnson of Oxford University’s Department of Experimental Psychology conducted a large human study that found that both gut microbiome composition and diversity were related to differences in personality, including sociability and neuroticism.

IvoryDove 1 months

My gut says this is questionable. But it's just a gut call.

Fin 1 months

Now that's junkfood science..

CITIZEN 1 months

I told all my coworkers this fact, based on mouse experiments involving fecal transplants that I read about years ago. They looked at me like I was nuts. I can't wait to share this.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 months

Might make some sense. If your gut bacteria is responsible for breaking down food to get certain vitamins and minerals and such, but can't get the right ones, then your brain wouldn't be getting what it needs or different amounts.

ThePROFESS10NAL 1 months

Yeah when you got Taco Bell shits it’s going to make you a little anxious

Kyle G
Kyle G 1 months

Well my gut tells me this is now I’m conflicted.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 months

this is why we have Snickers

falco81dist 1 months

mine must be full of shit

The Dragon
The Dragon 1 months

*Study finds diet associated with personality traits* Fat acceptance: Noooooooo!

Adam 1 months

Soo.. Chocolate makes you more likable?

JanitorJez Mean Badger
JanitorJez Mean Badger 1 months

So the bacteria that thrive on McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke give you the personality of a batshit crazy, bigoted, racist, jingoist asshole. Interesting.😂

Alex Hanson
Alex Hanson 1 months

I think this is a good example of correlation not being equal to causation.

Lee VanChief
Lee VanChief 1 months

I could never blame bacteria for my shitty personality.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 1 months

Oh so what you are saying is food is culture, and a culture is the emobiment of the collection of like-people in specific areas and that their different make-up will determine their proclivity to act in specific ways. Now thats some next level racism, Dr Johnson.

Ray Tender
Ray Tender 1 months

*studies in biology to eradicate the commie bacteria*

The 9Revan9
The 9Revan9 1 months

Don't get me the "midi-chlorians" argument!

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 months

My son says I’m an old fart

yooper 1 months

so, it's true, your personality does stink!

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 1 months

You have nearly as many neurons in your gut as in your brain...

David 1 months

this makes me hungry.

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