New research finds adultlike structure in the brains of wayward youths
This Thanksgiving how can we be certain we're sitting down with our genetically related family? Evolutionary psychology provides some food for thought. Christie Nicholson reports
A study in the Journal of Marketing Research finds that the traditional Thanksgiving meal may affect brain chemistry in such a way as to lessen the likelihood of impulse buying during Black Friday's store sales...
Our ability to multitask is limited by the prefrontal cortex
Acting Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the December 2009 issue of Scientific American
Letters to the editor about the July/August 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND
In the 24/7 Internet world, people make lots of claims. Science provides a guide for testing them
Are non-Western conditions truly distinct from those in the U.S. and Europe?
Growing evidence points to birthplace as a risk factor for schizophrenia
Recent research with chimps provides support for theories of how language evolved in humans. Christie Nicholson reports
Neurosurgeons evoke an intention to act during brain surgery
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Letters to the editor: The Science of God and Left & Right
Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress
Recent research published in the journal Brain and Cognition finds that people can boost the number and quality of their original ideas when they increase the interaction between the brain's right and left hemispheres...
Robert O. Duncan, a behavioral scientist at York College, the City University of New York, explains
From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head
Combing through your social network is the most fruitful—and most common—way of finding the love of your life
The brain may not learn from its mistakes after all
A study in the journal Psychological Science finds that people who hear someone nearby sneezing become more concerned in general, not just about catching a cold or flu. Karen Hopkin reports...