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?

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Souped-Up Taters

Hmmmm… broccoli or tater tots? What does science say? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Don’t let BIOFORTIFICATION scare you! It’s when nutritionists add additional micronutrients to everyday food for healthier meals. Think potatoes coated with beta carotene, providing vitamin A. Biofortifying is extremely important

Continue reading

That Lovin’ Feeling

What happens when love and touch meet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Love isn’t always about words. We say a lot in the way we touch and hold loved ones. These physical contacts release feel-good brain chemicals like oxytocin. But do those brain responses

Continue reading

Second Language Advantage

No, “quesadilla” does not mean “how’s your day?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying “willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!” Having two or more languages under your belt is handy when traveling – and singing show tunes! But does it also help you in other ways? Can

Continue reading

Dr. Dementia

Can eating improve …memory? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Every day, you use your memory without even realizing it. You wake up, check your phone. But wait, where is it? People with dementia experience symptoms like this daily. Dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease affect

Continue reading