Adam Bencard

You are Not Alone - A Microbial View of the Subject
Recent microbiome research suggests that our commensal microbial communities affect and are affected by a range of physiological and metabolic processes to a much greater degree than previously believed, including cognitive functions, such as learning, memory, social interaction, moods, and states of mind. My work examines some of the consequences of integrating microbes into our sense of self, tracing a shift from asking ‘who am I?’ to ‘who are we?’