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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

A Sensory Fix for Problems in School

Certain learning disabilities are linked to problems of perception, when the brain misinterprets sensory input. Targeted exercises can help correct these difficulties

February 18, 2010 — Burkhart Fischer

The Brain's Dark Energy

Brain regions active when our minds wander may hold a key to understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself

February 17, 2010 — Marcus E. Raichle

Limits of Perception

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

February 17, 2010 — Mariette DiChristina

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
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