Using a questionnaire designed to test for substance addiction, researchers determined that some regular users of indoor tanning salons are tanning addicts. Christopher Intagliata reports...
A new study suggests that stress boosts women's awareness of facial expressions and emotions—but has an antisocial influence in men
A recent study shows that when faced with a decision, it's best to take some time--relax and cool off--so logical thinking can guide us to the best choice. Christie Nicholson reports
The sex hormone boosts thinking in some women, impairs it in others
Letters to the editor about the January/February 2010 issue of Scientific American MIND
A new study shows stress hormones make it easier for malignant tumors to grow and spread
Kids with the genetic condition called Williams syndrome have no social anxiety and are highly gregarious--and also exhibit no racial bias in standard social-bias experiments. Adam Hinterthuer reports...
Brain disorder eradicates ethnic but not gender bias.
When women approach men instead of vice versa, the gender difference in selectivity disappears
A new approach to manipulating the brain with light is gaining increasing attention. Christie Nicholson reports
Women get sad. Men get mad. Depression comes in many hues
Men and women may have different roles when it comes to comedy, but laughter is crucial from flirtation through long-term commitment
Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina and psychology researcher Robert Epstein, a contributing editor to Scientific American MIND magazine, talk about falling in love and staying that way...
Move over, "mommy brain". Men go through their own biological changes after a baby is born. But dads are programmed to challenge their kids, not coddle them
Men are more dangerous, but women can be just as aggressive
Neuroscience is revealing the malfunctioning connections underlying psychological disorders and forcing psychiatrists to rethink the causes of mental illness
From literature to architecture, academics and entrepreneurs are using neuroscience to explain everything from why we like a complex narrative thread to why round tables are more social...
Women and men speak their own languages, but research reveals the conversational gender divide is not as stark as it seems
The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—unless grown-up assumptions magnify them