A new study found that kids with autism were slower to integrate stimuli from different senses, providing possible explanations for behavioral differences
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
People laugh at situations involving a moral violation, if the situation is minor or unconnected to the listener. Molly Webster reports
Scientists suggest that some psychedelics are remarkably good at treating disorders like depression—and may now have a clue as to why
Study subjects who thought most people were basically honest were better at spotting liars than were subjects who had a dimmer view of their fellow man. Karen Hopkin reports
Neuroscientists are discovering that some of the most cold-blooded killers aren't bad. They suffer from a brain abnormality that sets them adrift in an emotionless world
Our pattern-seeking brains and desire to be special help explain our fears of the apocalypse
A survey finds that most people think cutting back on activities is better for energy savings than efficiency improvements. They're wrong. Karen Hopkin reports
Those without siblings may not lack social skills after all.
Earlier bedtimes set by parents protect against depression
In a public lecture at the Banff Center for the Arts, science journalist Jay Ingram argues that climate change controversies have little to do with facts and findings. Christie Nicholson reports...
A new study suggests dog breeding by humans has altered brain structure and position in short-skulled canines, possibly diminishing their olfactory abilities
Two new gambling studies redefine the "poker face" and peer inside the betting brain, helping researchers understand risk-taking behavior and decision-making
Fossilized bones that show evidence of human ancestor stone tool use and meat-eating push the earliest dates for those activities from about 2.5 million to 3.4 million years ago. Steve Mirsky reports...
Although people change throughout their lives, most hold a steady view of who they are. How does this become unglued for some?
New research reveals that reminders of wealth impair our capacity to savor life's little pleasures
When you are facing a tricky task, your view of the world may not be as accurate as you think
A recent and exhaustive meta-analysis of scientific data shows that top psychology studies tend to make conclusions about human nature based on samples taken solely from Western undergraduate students...
Letters to the editor about the March/April 2010 issue of Scientific American MIND