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  • The Brain Cells Behind a Sense of Direction

    The Brain Cells Behind a Sense of Direction

    Goal-direction cells add to Nobel Prize–winning discoveries to reveal our internal navigation system

    May 1, 2015

  • Unsupervised Habits Reign in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Unsupervised Habits Reign in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    A lack of control in the brain’s executive regions may allow repetitive behaviors to run amok

    May 1, 2015

  • Think of Consciousness as Art Created by the Brain

    Think of Consciousness as Art Created by the Brain

    Our subjective experience of the world may be better explained as art than as illusion

    May 1, 2015

  • How the Brain Can Be Fooled into Perceiving Movement

    How the Brain Can Be Fooled into Perceiving Movement

    These illusions explore how magicians, photographers and performance artists lead us to see motion where none exists

    May 1, 2015

  • How to Be a Better Sleeper

    How to Be a Better Sleeper

    Expert advice on lighting, timing and hacking your dreams

    April 24, 2015

  • How to Extract a Confession…Ethically

    How to Extract a Confession…Ethically

    Scientists are using social psychology to enhance interrogation methods without force

    May 1, 2015

  • Dog and Cat People Reveal Why They Love Their Animals

    Dog and Cat People Reveal Why They Love Their Animals

    Scientific American MIND ’s online survey of pet owners uncovered some interesting results when people were asked about their interspecies relationships

    May 1, 2015

  • The Two Faces of Narcissism: Admiration Seeking and Rivalry

    The Two Faces of Narcissism: Admiration Seeking and Rivalry

    Not everyone we think of as a narcissist shows both facets of the personality trait

    May 1, 2015

  • Breaking the Silence: How I Conquered Selective Mutism

    Breaking the Silence: How I Conquered Selective Mutism

    A young woman tells Scientific American MIND how she found her voice after 16 years of mute behavior

    May 1, 2015

  • What Should Lufthansa Have Done to Prevent the Germanwings Tragedy?

    What Should Lufthansa Have Done to Prevent the Germanwings Tragedy?

    Someone with a prior history of depression but who has been effectively treated and is no longer symptomatic should not be prohibited from working

    April 3, 2015

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