Happy Memories

Kid having fun on the beach shore

Remember the happiest day of your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying you probably remember a LOT about it! Could positivity be the key to keeping our memories fresh? Emily Hittner and colleagues put their minds to it. They recruited a thousand people

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Train Brain Change

Hands touching 3D printed brain

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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Stressing Off Route

a cluster of wooden sign posts all pointing in different directions

Stress got you going in circles…literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Left is right – right is wrong – right??!! Aaargh! Could it be stress that’s jamming up your brain’s navigation system? Thackery Brown from Georgia Tech and the team at Stanford memory lab

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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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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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Smelling Bees

Forget spelling bees, how about SMELL-ing bees? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever notice how certain scents bring up old memories? Franziska Neumann of the University of Freiburg wondered whether smells can help us LEARN better, too.  She and her team partnered with two

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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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Memory Multiplier

Exam time? Or CRAM time?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Where’s that file the boss asked for? Where did I put my keys??! In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can’t remember EVERYTHING!  If only we had a brain boost! Studies have

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Altering Memories

Are you haunted by the past? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, asking… Remember your high school days? That time you threw up in front of your crush? Want to erase those embarrassing memories? Meet Briana Chen from Columbia University and colleagues from Boston University.

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Antwater Rafting

The ants go rafting one by one. Hoorah! Hoorah! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: No, ants don’t raft one-by-one. Many types of ants are social, and act as a team . . . or in this case a crew! A team of scientists

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