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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Cocoa Cure

Improve your memory by… drinking hot chocolate? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our memory declines with age. Neurologists at New York’s Columbia University may now know why—and what to do about it. They studied a specific brain area, the dentate gyrus, or DG. As

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Amped-Up Memory

Your brain – what’s it up to…at night? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s not just cooking up bizarre dreams! Sleep is also thought to affect memory formation.. Our natural electrical brain activity helps seal in those memories, converting them from short-term to long-term.

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Let There Be Light

Feeling a bit DIM on the job? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s a lot that goes into making a productive working environment. The decorations, layout, and AMBIENCE! But what about LIGHTING? Enter neuroscientist Joel Soler from Michigan State University. He split rats into

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Memory Sweep

Is your brain. . . a hoarder? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, actually, not. Consider: so much happens throughout a day, but we don’t remember every detail the next morning. That’s because from day to day, a night of sleep provides a housekeeping

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