Croc Meets Bach

Photo of a crocodile laying in wet sand

Do crocodiles like the Crocodile Rock …or do they prefer classical? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  When you get a concussion, doctors use an MRI to take pictures of your brain. Remember that big hollow tube that patients lie down inside of on Grey’s

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Mind Over Muscle

a model brain on a metal stick

No brains, no gains! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Worn out after a few flights of stairs? Lost your keys AGAIN!? After fifty, our minds and bodies begin coasting downhill. Is there a connection? Boris Cheval and his team at the University of Geneva

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Recalling Memories

Twinkle, twinkle, little… Little… ? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – finding it hard to remember the simplest things? You’re not alone! Meet Satoshi Kida from the University of Tokyo and an international team of researchers. They tested memory recall in mice. Mice

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New Neuron

Sometimes a brain is just a brain! Or is it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most animals have brains that are pretty similar to ours. But animals didn’t split the atom, invent the iPhone, or make it to the moon. What makes OUR brains

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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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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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Sarcast-O-Meter

Bless your heart. Does our snark detector fade as we age? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Psychologists in Scotland wanted to know. Because as we get older, some brain tissue loses connectivity. It’s perfectly normal, but causes us to perceive things differently. For example,

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Typing Test

Practice makes perfect! Right? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re learning to play the piano. You practice endlessly but you’re still stuck on “Chopsticks!” Is it your clumsy fingers, or is something ELSE slowing you down? Marlene Bönstrup from the National Institute of Health

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Synchronized Serenity

Fight, flight, freeze and… breathe?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on science. Meditation and yoga are known to help with fear, anxiety, and panic attacks. Why is breathing so tightly connected to our emotions? At the University of Pennsylvania, Minghong Ma is hoping to find out.

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