Got a bad cold? Can't think? There may be a reason.
Picornaviruses (family associated with common colds and flu) impaired the spatial memories of mice (couldn't find the original article online yet, but I have a bad cold...), leading scientists to wonder whether frequent cold infections are bad for the brain.
I think this mouse looks worried, but maybe he's trying to remember where he left his car keys.
(BTW: the incidence of colds in kids averages 6 to 8 colds per year)
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Spatial Memory and the Common Cold
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