Turns out we do feel with our gut:
Technically known as the enteric nervous system, ...the second brain contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system, Gershon says. "...A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut," Mayer says. Butterflies in the stomachsignaling in the gut as part of our physiological stress response, Gershon saysis but one example.
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