In this online Science Café recorded March 10, 2021 Carleton Neuroscience Professor Alfonso Abizaid talks about stress and how, under some circumstances, stress can increase appetite and alter our metabolism to promote weight gain. He describes how our gastrointestinal system communicates with our brain to produce these changes and meet the challenges posed by stressors.

About the Science Café

Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Café events, now being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to resume our in-person Science Café talks in the future, generally held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For now, you are invited to join us online for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.

Visit the Science Café website for more information on upcoming online Science Cafés and to sign up for our newsletter, or contact the Faculty of Science by email at and by telephone at 613-520-4388.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in , , ,
Share: Twitter, Facebook