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What do you get when you cross a Chinese father and a German mother? Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… and a curious study where East meets West.  Tarek Amer at the University of Toronto explored the different ways we gaze. Sixty West European and East Asian

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Memory Work Out

Smiling woman walking on a treadmill

Remember high school graduation? Me neither! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For most of us, it’s probably just a blur of proud family, music, and speeches! Time has slowly whittled away at our precious mental snapshots. How can we recall our special moments longer? Enter Paul

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Reading Rules

Multilinguals unite! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Head, shoulders, knees, and NOSE, knees and….NOSE??  Huh? When reading unexpected words, we respond differently based on how many languages we speak. Why is that?  Megan Zirnstein and her team at the University of California, Riverside, dug

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Baby Eyes

  How much can YOU remember from your baby days? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Babies watch constantly, taking in everything they’re exposed to. When you get home from work, your baby greets you with a big smile! But do they remember any of

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Venganza en El Cerebro

Un ojo por otro deja a todos ciegos. ¿La ciencia puede ayudar? Están con Karen Arcos en el Loh Down on Science. Su cerebro tiene regiones especializadas para manejar varias tareas. Por ejemplo, su hipocampo está involucrado en procesar la memoria. Pero, el cerebro ¿cómo maneja situaciones de injusticia personal?

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Dr. Demencia

¿La alimentación puede mejorar … la memoria? Están con Karen Arcos en el Loh Down on Science. Cada día, usted usa su memoria sin siquiera darse cuenta. Se despierta, revisa su teléfono. Pero ay, ¿dónde está? Las personas con demencia experimentan síntomas como estas diariamente. Las demencias como la enfermedad

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Conexión de Ansiedad

¿Evitando al dentista? ¿Qué lo mantiene alejado, el miedo? Están con Karen Arcos en el Loh Down on Science. Los científicos pensaban que la ansiedad comienza en la amígdala, el centro cerebral del miedo. Otra parte, el hipocampo, podría estar advirtiéndole que se aleje de situaciones que provocan ansiedad. El

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Getting Around

Darn it – lost again! I could swear I knew the way! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re heading to work, and the freeway’s jammed! Maybe there’s a shortcut, but…NOW where are we?! Why do some of us seem to be so direction-ally challenged?

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Kindness Ripples

Like Grandma said, doing good makes you feel good! But can you PROVE it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Selfless acts like feeding the hungry warm your heart. But do they influence your FUTURE actions? Kristin Layous and colleagues from California State University, East

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Extra-Sensory Perceptions

If you can’t believe your eyes and ears – ask your fingers! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. As toddlers, we learn about our world through seeing, hearing, and touching. And we learn fast! Hot stove? OUCH! But can our sense of touch step up

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