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Fighting Crime with Math

Scientists at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science presented a mathematical model to predict criminal behavior and police success. Christie Nicholson reports...

February 20, 2010

The Pluses of Getting It Wrong

New research makes the case for difficult tests in schools and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn

February 18, 2010 — Henry L. Roediger III and Bridgid Finn

Limits of Perception

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March 2010 issue of Scientific American

February 17, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina

Oxytocin May Alleviate Some Autism

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed a small group of high-functioning people with autism and found that they responded more to social cues when given the hormone oxytocin...

February 16, 2010

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
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