The enhanced microbiome we make using Bravo Yogurt could be correcting our sensory input

Does the enhanced microbiome we have by using Bravo Yogurt correcting our sensory input?

Does the enhanced microbiome that we are making with Bravo Yogurt have the ability to correct the inhibition of feed-forward and suppression responses to stimuli?  If so, then the enhanced microbiome itself could be correcting the sensory input.  It sure feels like that!

Jeffrey Dennison approached me to tell me of some research using a sensory device from Cortical Metrics.  The Cortical Metrics technology was pioneered by Dr. Bob Dennis Ph.D, a biomedical engineer at Univ of North Carolina, Chappel Hill.

The measurement device called the Brain Gauge+ combines a tactile stimulator with the clinical power of technical reporting.  Together, through tactical stimulation of the fingertips, they can objectify brain function.

In this journal article, the Brain Gauge (perhaps not this model) was used to measure impaired tactile processing of autistic children.  I would love to see a study using this measurement tool and Bravo Yogurt to enhanced our microbiomes and record the progression of changes and timelines, etc.

Here is the article:

Impaired tactile processing in children with autism spectrum disorder, Nicolaas A. J. Puts, Ericka L. Wodka, Mark Tommerdahl, Stewart H. Mostofsky and Richard A. E. Edden,  J Neurophysiol 111:1803-1811, 2014. First published 12 February 2014; doi:10.1152/jn.00890.2013

The study concludes:

we show for the first time that children with ASD are unaffected by a dynamically increasing subthreshold stimulus. The observation that subthreshold stimulation does not increase detection threshold in autism suggests impairments in feed-forward inhibitory mechanisms. Impaired inhibition could account for both increased threshold in the static condition and the lack of effect of subthreshold activation in the dynamic condition. Given the role of feed-forward inhibition in the filtering of sensory input (Blankenburg et al. 2003), it is possible that an inability to filter sensory information and therefore suppress responses to stimuli that would otherwise be ignored (leading to adverse responses to sensory input in ASD) may arise from inhibitory impairment. While these findings implicate abnormal feed-forward inhibition mechanisms in ASD, further study is necessary to clarify this relationship.

From Mimi: a hypothesis
If the enhanced microbiome has the ability to correct the inhibition of feed-forward and suppression responses to stimuli, then the microbiome itself could be in essence correcting the sensory input.
To me, this seems to come into line with the description of what is happening with enhanced microbiome and can lead to a way of quantifying it objectively and hopefully better understanding the effect of the enhanced microbiome.
I hope you find this as interesting as I do!




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