Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Embryogenesis reveals the role of the ‘second brain’ in digestion

(CNRS) Two muscles in the gut move along and mix together ingested food, and in between them is an autonomous network of neurons. Researchers have discovered how neurons control the muscular contractions involved in digestion. The first movements in an intestine are purely muscular, but researchers discovered that once activated, the intestinal nervous system coordinates the two muscles. Studying these reflexes provides further insight into how these organs function and can be affected by illness.