// Learn what causes dizziness in this new video from Scientific American‘s Instant Egghead series. In this short movie, I explain how your inner ears work to help you balance, orient yourself and see what’s around you in a stable fashion.
// Editor's note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.
In the 1994 film Junior, a male scientist becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. It's a rather ridiculous tale, but if any man could be given the superpower of giving birth, my dad should have been the one.
Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.
// Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.
The term "character" has numerous and widely varied meanings. It defines each of these letters and symbols I am typing. It can be used to refer to features of wines, and it captures fictional folks in movies in books.
An interactive parent-training programcan stamp out behavior problemsin kids—and abuse from parents
In 1970, 150,000 U.S. children were taking stimulant medications. By 2007, that number had risen to 2.7 million, according to pediatrician Sanford Newmark of the University of California, San Francisco.
Most moms and dads are not taught how to parent. We are supposed to just know what to do, I suppose. But even if you have a relatively calm and obedient child, moments inevitably arise when you could really use an owners manual.
Fighting back emotion, Tony Dorsett, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, told ESPN last fall: Its painful, man, for my daughters to say theyre scared of meits painful.
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND
The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.
The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them.
ASPEN. Life can change in an instant. We all know this, but we forget, or try to forget, this fact—until something happens that makes it hard to ignore.
Guest Post by John Mighton Many educators now believe that algorithms such as long division are simply a series of rote rules that do not involve any “concepts,” so students should invent their own algorithms instead of learning the ones people have already devised.
One time when I was in the third grade, I got sick and missed a week of school. My dad wanted me to keep up with my schoolwork, so he brought my assignments and books home.
I have always assumed that having a strong sense of self-worth was important. I figured it made a person happier, healthier, more successful, and easier to be around.
Couples who met on the Internet are more satisfied and less likely to break up
Biologist Carin Bondar features my blog, "Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to a Better Marriage," (and me!) in her video compilation of Scientific American blog network hits for the month of June.
I clearly remember the day in the ninth grade that a classmate accosted me in the hallway of my junior high to recruit me for the high school debate team.