From Aristotle to Watson, views on the mind, brain and soul have evolved. A brilliant new book adds perspective
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes
Like Darwin going to the Galápagos, everywhere you look in animal shelters, there are questions to pose
Primatologist Frans de Waal discusses his latest book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Norton, 2016).
Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible
Legendary 1994 meeting featured neural, quantum, chaotic and information-based theories of consciousness, and so does 2016 meeting.
Study volunteers whose voices deepened during a group debate tended to be more influential and convincing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Letters about Scientific American MIND’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue
Trials of mindfulness to improve mental health selectively report positive results
The vocalizations of the gelada, a baboon relative, appear to follow a linguistic rule called Menzerath's law. Christopher Intagliata reports.
When innovative techniques and fearful dogs meet, wonderful things happen. Watch the ASPCA's Second Chance Dogs, Saturday, April 16 on Animal Planet
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
Creators are not mere experts. Instead of deliberately practicing down an already existing path, they often create their own path for others to follow
Two upcoming shows highlight extraordinary developments in animal welfare. First up, the ASPCA's Second Chance Dogs, Saturday, April 16 on Animal Planet
Brain imaging suggests LSD’s consciousness-altering traits may work by hindering some brain networks and boosting overall connectivity
A new finding suggests the cognitive effects of an unpredictable childhood are not all bad
More than 40 percent of retired NFL players showed signs of traumatic brain injury
Science writer Jennifer Ackerman shares the latest research into remarkable avian intelligence