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Music, Midlife and Magic

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March/April 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND

February 12, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

Music Can Heal the Brain

New therapies are using rhythm, beat and melody to help patients recover language, hearing, motion and emotion

February 12, 2015 — William Forde Thompson and Gottfried Schlaug

What IS ADHD? Common—and Surprising—Symptoms

Do you frequently start and abandon projects? Does your ability to concentrate flip-flop between The Laser Beam and The Disco Ball? Sometimes ADHD is obvious, but sometimes it can fly under the radar...

February 11, 2015 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Turbocharging the Brain

Will a pill at breakfast improve concentration and memory—and will it do so without long-term detriment to your health?

February 9, 2015 — Gary Stix

How to Be a Better Shopper

Research from consumer psychology and marketing hints at how to avoid unnecessary spending

February 1, 2015 — Sunny Sea Gold

Calisthenics for a Child's Mind

Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter

January 30, 2015 — Ingrid Wickelgren
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