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 an MRI scanner. This project is done in collaboration with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, the Netherlands