Science Interviews


Mon, 8th Feb 2016

Food for Thought

Dawn Loh, UCLA

Listen Now    Download as mp3 from the show eLife episode 27: Midnight snacking, fossil imaging and monkeys gambling

The midnight feast will be a concept familiar to many youngsters but, increasingly, older kids - including some in their 30s, 40s and 50s - are embracing lifestyles that lead to sleep deprivation and eating at what could be regarded as "all the wrong times" including late into the night. Often this is to meet deadlines or cram in work around family life and other obligations. But it could be having a detrimental effect on your memory, by throwing the body clock off kilter in your hippocampus, the part of the brain where memories are first made. Dawn Loh...body clock meal times

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