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The Gut-Brain Connection: Fact or Fiction?

KFPL Live

2019-09-18 19:00:00 2019-09-18 20:30:00 America/New_York The Gut-Brain Connection: Fact or Fiction? Central Branch

Wednesday, September 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-18 19:00:00 2019-09-18 20:30:00 America/New_York The Gut-Brain Connection: Fact or Fiction? Can your gut bacteria influence your emotions and behaviour? Learn about research into the relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system: the gut-brain connection. Central Branch

Central Branch

Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space

Can your gut bacteria influence your emotions and behaviour? Learn about research into the relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system: the gut-brain connection.

Consuming probiotics, the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented foods, can help your digestion by reducing the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. And probiotic supplements are increasingly available over the counter as an alternative to eating probiotic-rich foods.  But did you know about the relationship between your gastrointestinal tract and your central nervous system?  Probiotics may affect our appetite, our mood, our sleep habits, and the symptoms of a variety of mental health disorders.

Researchers are studying how we react to different probiotics, as well as how probiotics interact with other treatments. Since we can each be affected differently by the same disorder a “one-size-fits-all” treatment is unlikely, but the research is fascinating! In honour of Science Literacy Week the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series will host a presentation on The Gut-Brain Connection: Fact or Fiction?

Caroline Wallace is a PhD student in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University who is running a study examining the effects of a probiotic supplement on symptoms of depression. KFPL is hosting Caroline and special guests PhD candidates Kasia Szyszkowics from McGill University and Ana Santos from Carleton University as they discuss the connection between the gut and the brain, and how diet and nutrition can affect our mental health through the microbes in our gut.

Registration is required for this program.

Interested in other Science Literacy Week programs?  Check out:

  • KFPL Live: Apollo 11: The Quest for the Moon - for adults & teens [http://url.ie/14h26 ] Sat Sept 21: 2 PM at Isabel Turner

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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Upcoming branch events

Sat, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For children of all ages. The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s pre-reading skills for life.

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For children of all ages. Join drag entertainer Rowena Whey for an extra-special storytime where we will celebrate being true to yourself through songs and LGBTQ+ stories.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For children of all ages. Come build and explore with our LEGO & DUPLO. All materials are provided.

Wed, Dec 11, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
Join us in the Create Space to make a variety of projects in a low-stress environment. Create as a group, or work on whatever interests you.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 3
Monthly meeting of KFPL's New Adult Advisory Board (NAAB). The NAAB is currently accepting new members. Contact Graeme Langdon, Teen & New Adult Services, if you are interested in volunteering.

Thu, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For ages 2 and up. Jump, skip, hop and more in this active program. Through play-based activities and interactive books, children will develop their physical confidence.

Thu, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
Monthly meeting for the Central branch Teen Advisory Group.

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

Fri, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room 1
Student Music Recital

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For children of all ages. The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s pre-reading skills for life.

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
For adults, teens, and children (8+ with a caregiver). Learn to make horns for your next cosplay costume in this workshop brought to you by the King Con Cosplay Committee.

Mon, Dec 16, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
Join us in the Create Space to make a variety of projects in a low-stress environment. Create as a group, or work on whatever interests you.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
As you prepare to Rise with Skywalker, perfect your lightsaber skills on our new Oculus Quest VR headsets. Play through Episode I of the highly acclaimed virtual reality game Vader Immortal.
Registration opens Saturday, December 7 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 18, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 2
Regular Board meeting 2019-10

Thu, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
Teens 13+ are invited to join the Central Branch Teen Advisory Group for a relaxed evening of holiday cupcakes and a private screening of "Five Feet Apart."

Fri, Dec 20, 9:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room 2
Meeting of the Central Branch Renovation Committee.

Sat, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space
For ages 5-9. Hear it from the animals themselves in this STEM-inspired storytime! A fun mix of stories, crafts, and interactive science.
Registration opens Saturday, December 7 2019 at 9:00am