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Convince Me

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March/April issue of Scientific American MIND

February 11, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina

Catching the Brain at Work

Scientists found a way to detect the order of activity in two regions of the brain using fMRI. And they found that the brain can register something as highly emotional before it actually processes what that something is...

February 10, 2010

Distracted Customers' Wait Times Fly

A study in the journal NeuroQuantology found that people forced to wait, for example in line, experienced the time spent as being far less if they were amused and distracted. Cynthia Graber reports...

February 9, 2010

Botoxed Face Impairs Bad Feelings

A study in the journal Psychological Science indicates that people who had facial muscles deadened with botox had difficulty processing negative emotions. Karen Hopkin reports

February 8, 2010

Dealing with Super Bowl XLIV Pressure

Sports psychologist Patrick Cohn discusses two types of athletes, and how to deal with pressure in the days before the big game. Christie Nicholson reports

February 5, 2010

Bonobo Chimps Stay Childlike

A study in the journal Current Biology finds that bonobo chimps have delayed development of social behavior--which keeps them, well, nice. Karen Hopkin reports

February 2, 2010

Sex Differences in Jealousy

Recent research attempts to provide a more nuanced look at the long-held view that men are more jealous of sexual infidelity than emotional infidelity. Christie Nicholson reports

January 28, 2010

An Almanac of Internet Emotion

Computer scientist Sep Kamvar discusses the ways researchers are beginning to tap the blogosphere for psychological insights

January 26, 2010
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