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Stories by Sandra Upson

Living a Purposeful Life

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the January/February 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND

December 18, 2014 — Sandra Upson

Human Cyborgs Reveal How We Learn

Hooking the brain up to a computer can do more than let the severely disabled move artificial limbs. It is also revealing the secrets of how we learn

November 1, 2014 — Sandra Upson

The Science of Metacognition

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the September/October 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND

September 1, 2014 — Sandra Upson

The Science of Memory

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the May/June 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND

May 1, 2014 — Sandra Upson

The Science of Sin

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the November/December 2013 issue of Scientific American MIND

October 21, 2013 — Sandra Upson

Accurate Self-Beliefs Strengthen Relationships

How well do we know ourselves? The intuition that you are your own best judge is strong, yet flawed. The prevailing wisdom in social psychology today is that we are incorrigible self-enhancers.

August 9, 2013 — Sandra Upson

Self-Esteem Is Overrated

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the September/October 2013 issue of Scientific American MIND

September 1, 2013 — Sandra Upson

Pigeons, Like Humans, Can Behave Irrationally

Gambling may seem like a uniquely human activity. Twinkling slot machines and croupiers in starched white shirts may be about as far from the natural world as we can get.

August 5, 2013 — Sandra Upson

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