Effects of probiotics on brain activity

Changes in microbiota-gut-brain axis have been linked to alterations in emotional-cognitive behavior consistent with some anxiety and depressive symptoms. With a double-blind, placebo controlled fMRI study we aim to define the effects of Ecologic® Barrier supplementation on emotion, executive functioning and brain activity. Healthy volunteers will take the probiotics or placebo for 4 weeks and before and after  the intervention they will perform multiple tasks in a MRI scanner. This project is done in collaboration with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, the Netherlands