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Natalie Dikken



Natalie Dikken is a graduated Cognitive Neuroscience student at the University of Amsterdam. While she says to be fond of the human brain, throughout her studying years she has come to be an advocate of nutrition and health, wishing to spread word in particular about the gut.

It was the result of her inquisitiveness facing personal health hiccups that made her discover the importance of the gut-brain interaction. Our everyday lifestyle and the things we eat have a great impact on how our brains function. Natalie wishes to create awareness for this topic, which she considers should be openly laid out on the table not only because of its possible everyday impact on our feelings and behavior, but also since it holds the potential to be a great preventive and therapeutic solution to many mental health disorders.


Talk description

Every person on this planet has at least once in their lifetime had a ‘gut feeling’ about something. Most of us, though, have not once questioned the extent to which this expression is true.

Natalie Dikken will take us on a ride from our brain to our gut, revealing the strong interaction that lies between them in order to explain the influence of our gut on our everyday feelings and behaviors, and what we can do to take control of this.

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