—Eleine Ng, Singapore
Letters to the editor from the November/December 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND
—Jenna Owen, England
Harvard Business School’s Linda A. Hill explains how to foster an organization’s collective genius
A look at the financial and behavioral nudges that can provide incentives for change
Negative reactions to positive experiences help to keep our emotions on an even keel
Some widely held ideas about the way children learn can lead educators and parents to adopt faulty teaching principles
Some random historical facts about the number 13 may be behind some people's irrational aversion to Friday the 13th. Karen Hopkin reports.
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March/April 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND
New therapies are using rhythm, beat and melody to help patients recover language, hearing, motion and emotion
Clubs and parties beat one-on-one encounters for preventing cognitive decline
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...
What birds can teach us about animal intelligence
Will a pill at breakfast improve concentration and memory—and will it do so without long-term detriment to your health?
New research reveals that animals interact in surprisingly sophisticated ways
Incredible thermosensors that let you know the difference between the spicy hot of chili and the chilly sensation of mint
Ever rising IQ scores suggest that future generations will make us seem like dimwits in comparison
Research from consumer psychology and marketing hints at how to avoid unnecessary spending
Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter
Sleeping patterns might be the newest excuse for lackluster athletic performances