If we think of time as money, we might be undermining our ability to enjoy free time. Christie Nicholson reports
Two doses of gene therapy restore vision to three women who were born nearly blind
A man's face can "grab" anger from someone standing nearby. But a woman's face tends to grab happiness.
Our dueling existential minds influence our beliefs and behaviors in different ways
A recent study shows that it's multiple blows to the head that lead to a concussion in football. Christie Nicholson reports
How deception leads to self-deception
Prisoners suffer disproportionately from past traumatic brain injuries. Researchers are hunting for the best tools to treat this population in an effort to help them reintegrate into society--and avoid re-incarceration...
10 brain twisters compete to be the best illusion of 2011
Interpreting signals from the brain's language-processing center may improve speech-recognition technology or provide a means for the severely disabled to communicate
Yawning is more contagious among people who are emotionally close
Experts call for small and easy changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the "bible" of psychiatry, so that everyone with autism spectrum disorder qualifies for a diagnosis...
Our internal representation of the world is flat
Research finds that where the itch begins says a lot about how bad it is--and how pleasurable the scratch. Christie Nicholson reports
Scientists are finding that the placenta is far more than a passive filter
Letters to the editor from the October 2011 issue of Scientific American
Electroencephalography used to require a person to sit still while a computer tracked the brain's electrical impulses. A newer technology untethers this research
Drugs and other therapies may soon be able to alter or even delete recollections selectively
Female students, and management dreams, are changing the mix
Author Susan Cain explains the fallacy of "groupwork," and points to research showing that it can reduce creativity and productivity
A stutter indicates a massive change in brain wiring that affects more than just speech