Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Weak student scores fuel the fight in mathematics education
New research makes the case for difficult tests in schools and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn
Certain learning disabilities are linked to problems of perception, when the brain misinterprets sensory input. Targeted exercises can help correct these difficulties
Excellence in science education must begin in kindergarten
To help boost the physical--and financial--health of Americans, the stimulus bill sent more than $122 billion to Health and Human Services. How much of that is helping to minimize visits to--and dollars spent on--the doctor?...
One year ago, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, which handed out billions of dollars for science, health, energy and other research...
Brain regions active when our minds wander may hold a key to understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March 2010 issue of Scientific American
Thoughts about love or sex make the mind more creative or analytical
The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat
How masters of "supersuasion" can change your mind
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March/April issue of Scientific American MIND
To better study disease, mice that reflect human DNA diversity
Lose a tumour, gain self-transcendence.
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...
Controversial revision alters diagnostic definitions.
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...
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
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