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Press Release March 13, 2013

Scientific American Mind introduces new blog destination

Today Scientific American Mind has launched a new destination for mind-and-brain-themed blogs, The Scientific American Mind blogs will concentrate on psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Six new blogs are launching on the site today. They will be joining the 11 existing mind-and-brain blogs on the Scientific American Blog Network. All of the Scientific American Mind blogs will also be featured on the Scientific American Blog Network.

The six new Scientific American Mind blogs are:


  • Illusion Chasers by neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik contains posts on perceptual tricks, illusions, eye movements, magic, and the neuroscience of fiction
  • Psysociety by PhD student Melanie Beth Tannenbaum discusses social psychology with a pop culture angle
  • Beautiful Minds by NYU cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores  intelligence and creativity
  • Notbadscience is an animal behavior and cognition blog by PhD student Felicity
  • The Moral Universe by assistant professors Jamil Zaki and Adam Waytz focuses on social psychology and its relationship to current events.
  • Scientific American Mind Guest Blog will spotlight diverse voices on hot topics in psychology and neuroscience

Scientific American blog editor Bora Zivkovic will curate the Scientific American Mind blogs along with Scientific American Mind Managing Editor Sandra Upson and Editor Ingrid Wickelgren.

“On the Scientific American Mind blog network, readers will find terrific insights into psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience from some of the most interesting voices covering these fields,” says Scientific American Mind Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina.

The introduction of Scientific American Mind blog destination is another point of growth for Scientific American’s digital offerings. In July 2011, Scientific American launched the Scientific American blog network to unite editorial, independent and group blogs under the magazine's banner. The blog network provides a platform for people in the science community to exchange ideas and interact with SA readers. It started at 47 blogs and has grown to 56. The blogging community is responsible for 25% of’s total traffic.

Scientific American Mind has also launched a new home page,, which hosts print and online articles, as well as multimedia, in one convenient location.

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