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Causal clarity and deeper dimensions in microbiota-gut-brain research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 July 2019

Katarzyna B. Hooks
Affiliation:
University of Bordeaux, CBiB, 33076 Bordeaux, France. katarzyna.hooks@u-bordeaux.frhttp://kbhooks.wordpress.com/ University of Bordeaux, CNRS/LaBRI, 33405 Talence, France
Jan Pieter Konsman
Affiliation:
University of Bordeaux, CNRS/INCIA, 33076 Bordeaux, France. jan-pieter.konsman@u-bordeaux.fr
Maureen A. O'Malley
Affiliation:
University of Bordeaux, CNRS/LaBRI, 33405 Talence, France School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. maureen.omalley@sydney.edu.auhttp://www.maureenomalley.org/

Abstract

Our analysis of microbiota-gut-brain (MGB) research took MGB to task for some of its methods, concepts, and interpretations. Commentators then raised numerous issues about the neuroscientific and microbiome aspects of MGB and how it can be understood as a field. We respond by addressing the dimensionality (scope and depth) and causal focus of MGB.

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