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Conversations Between Your Gut and Brain

January 3, 2024

Who this is for:

Science Communicators

People may notice how the way they eat affects their moods and behaviors, but what are some neuroscientific truths about the ways food, food technology, and food messaging affect the brain? Your gut and brain are constantly communicating. Eavesdrop into the conversation between your gut and your brain in this Dialogue to uncover what messages are flowing between the two. Held on December 13, 2023.


  • Valerie Darcey, Ph.D., M.S., RD, National Institutes of Health
  • Monica Dus, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Christoph Thaiss, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Tyler Jones (moderator), SciCommers

Produced in partnership by the Dana Foundation and Boston College of Communication, Dana Discovery Dialogues was hosted by Mariette DiChristina, dean of Boston University College of Communication, and Tyler Jones of SciCommers. This six-month, virtual series unpacked some of the most pressing and occasionally contentious topics in contemporary neuroscience. These discussions were curated to highlight how the latest research influences everything from our personal decisions to the broader challenges society faces.

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