- Our stomachs can help play a vital role in seeking out food, research found
- Nerve from stomach to brain tells us when we are hungry, but may do more
- American scientists think it has evolved to be a form of sat-nav
- This ‘gut-brain axis’ may help animals and humans remember where they ate
Gut instinct may amount to more than just a hunch or feeling, say scientists.
Our stomachs can help play a vital role in seeking out food, the researchers have found.
The body’s biggest nerve, the vagus, runs from the stomach to the brain and it has long been known that it signals to us when we are hungry.
But University of Southern California scientists su