CentralTrak presents Gut Instinct: Art, Bacteria, and the Gut-Brain Axis
The digestive systems of mammals are brimming with internal dwellers. Our guts are teeming with billions of microbes, yet it usually is a happy coexistence.
Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency will present a discussion between curator/writer Jens Hauser and Charissa Terranova. They will discuss and take questions about art and the microbiome. In parsing this head-stomach federation, Hauser and Terranova will show how rational thinking is connected to the intestines. They reveal that consciousness and mind are seated in the brain as well as the GI tract. Mind is thus a matter of seeing, smelling, and tasting as well – anything that brings our gut-brain axis to a joyful equilibrium.