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  Life   Health  01 Jun 2018  Scientists discover a second brain in the bowel meant for synchronising intestines

Scientists discover a second brain in the bowel meant for synchronising intestines

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 1, 2018, 6:36 pm IST
Updated : Jun 1, 2018, 6:36 pm IST

The collection of millions of neurons works by pulsing electrical waves through the gut.

The synchronised movement helps the bowel pass waste (Photo: Pixabay)
 The synchronised movement helps the bowel pass waste (Photo: Pixabay)

Having an extra brain may seem like a great idea but things don’t always turn out the way we think. It seems people do have another brain but its location isn’t something most of us have imagined.

Scientists have discovered that human beings have a second brain in their bowels. It is specifically meant for controlling the movement of intestines and help pass waste out of the body.

 

The collection of millions of neurons works by pulsing electrical waves through the gut. This in turn functions in a synchronised way to help the bowel pass waste.

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