Emeran A. Mayer, MD, (emeranmayer.com), has studied mind brain body interactions for the last 40 years, with a particular emphasis on bidirectional communication between the brain, the gut and its microbiome. He is the executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for Stress and Resilience (uclacns.org) and the Co-director of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and several books, and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years. He is considered a pioneer and world leader in the areas of brain gut microbiome interactions, chronic visceral pain and functional gastrointestinal disorders, and is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Paul D. MacLean Award from the American Psychosomatic Society. Mayer also has a longstanding interest in ancient healing traditions and has been involved as camera assistant in documentary film productions about the Yanomami people in the Orinoco region of Venezuela, the Asmat people in Irian Jaya, and most recently was Associate Producer of the award winning documentary "In Search of Balance". He is Producer and co-Director of the upcoming documentary film "Interconnected Planet". He has appeared on National Public Radio (NPR), on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and the documentary "In Search of Balance." His work has been written about in the Atlantic, Scientific American, Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Guardian, and major European media outlets. He lives in Los Angeles.Read more Read less
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