From the humanities to economics, research identifies some common themes
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
Scientific American MIND speaks with Paul Raeburn and Kevin Zollman, co-authors of The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know—Your Kids...
Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016).
Inside the May/June 2016 Scientific American MIND
A new finding suggests the cognitive effects of an unpredictable childhood are not all bad
They say you stay up too late and got nothing in your brain? It’s normal to care what important people in your life think of you. But if caring too much makes you stressed or you live your life by others’ expectations, it may be time to push back. Savvy Psychologist Dr...
There is a facial expression that needs no translation.
Smartphone apps claim to help conditions from addiction to schizophrenia, but few have been thoroughly tested
Slouching may help us concentrate on a challenging task
New research challenges the idea that vulgar words are a sign of failure
Author Maia Szalavitz rebrands addiction as a learning disorder, exploring new approaches to tolerance, prevention and treatment
Citizen science project looking for pet owners for a study to help improve dog welfare...
Scientists are helping to stop antisocial behaviour in the world's most popular online game. The next stop could be a kinder Internet
Inclined toward gender equality, this close relative of humans substitutes sex for aggression
New study reveals that only wealthy Americans realize genetic potential
This Digital Life is a custom series from Scientific American exploring how new technology is shaping the ways in which we work, love, play and heal. This installment features our romantic lives...
A study of 16 billion e-mails reveals distinct patterns in our e-mail behavior