Stress Effects The Digestive System

Do a Google search for images of the nervous and digestive system. Be sure to include the citations for your images with the references-cited slide (slide 10). Develop a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following questions regarding the stress response and digestive function:

Slides 1–3: Include a title slide with your name, course number (ANT100) and date. Provide an overview of how the nervous system communicates with the digestive system. Demonstrate the gut-brain connection using labeled images from the highest order of the nervous system (central nervous system) to the point of digestive system connection at the enteric nervous system. Use another slide to demonstrate a close-up view of gut innervation by the nervous system. Discuss the unique role of the enteric nervous system in maintaining homeostasis.

Slides 4–7: Conduct an image search for “microbiome-gut-brain axis”. Copy and paste your image and summarize what is occurring. Discuss how enteric microbiota influence the development and function of the enteric nervous system. Use additional slide to discuss the role of the immune system.

Slides 8 and 9: Research one disease/disorder that may be caused by disruptions in the gut-brain axis. Summarize your information using bullet points. Paste any relevant image(s) to support your chosen disease.

Slide 10: References cited

For this assignment, you will develop a PowerPoint presentation that is approximately 10 slides in length and addresses the requirements outlined above. Place the text containing the answers to the questions above in the slide area of the PowerPoint or you may use the notes section as well if needed. Your slides should contain labeled images that illustrate the text that you included within your PowerPoint. Use APA formatting to cite any sources used and include a reference section at the end of your presentation that lists the sources that you were required to read and any additional resources you used to research your answers.

One of the required resources is :

Wolkin, J. (2015). Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut. Accessed at on August 11. 2016.