What psychiatrists say your gut says

Some psychoanalysts can find meaning in the most ordinary-seeming bits of your life. Some discern it even in your intestinal rumblings. There’s a technical name for those digestive sounds: borborygmi. Several published studies tell how to interpret people’s gut feelings – how to translate those borborygmi into common everyday words.

In 1984, Prof Dr med Christian Müller of Hôpital de Cery in Prilly, Switzerland, published a report called New Observations on Body Organ Language, in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics….

So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.