Feel the Thoughts

You think you’re feeling just fine–but are you? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  We often connect BRAINS with thinking and HEARTS with feeling. But can FEELINGS affect our thoughts??   Enter Hadas Okon-Singer from University of Haifa and colleagues. They wondered how thoughts and feelings

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Move to Innovate

Got writer’s block? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying me too! Argh, I’m stuck on this writing project. And the deadline’s in two days! It has me so anxious–maybe I’ll Google Yoga With Adrienne for some Stress Relief. But WAIT, could that actually help?!

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Family Feud

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Remember Sanford and Son? More like Family Feud! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flashback to the ‘70s. Fred and Lamont were partners in their junk shop, but who did all the work? Most family businesses don’t last for two generations! What’s better for biz

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Robo Smarts

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Is the future of teaching. . . robots? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Teachers could sure use a hand in the classroom! Researchers think robots could help students learn, collaborate, and express themselves. But how do students feel about robo-teachers? Camino Fernández-Llamas and his

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Baby Feels

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  My grandma used to say: ’A chubby baby means a happy baby’. But is that true? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Meet Louis Schmidt and colleagues from McMaster University in Canada. They recorded the incomes from families whose babies were born underweight. About

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Train Brain Change

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How well do you remember? Answer’s more complex than you think. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. How might memory training affect your brain? Helene Gudi-Minderman and colleagues from the University of Hamburg wondered. They gave fifty young adults, who were either sighted or blind,

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Pay Attention

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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

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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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