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Natural Setting and Tech Break Boost Creativity

Volunteers who spent at least four days hiking with no communications or computing technology scored higher on creativity tests upon their return than did a control group. Rose Eveleth reports...

December 22, 2012

Cultivating Optimism

Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the January/February 2013 issue of Scientific American Mind

December 21, 2012 — Sandra Upson

Where Are All the Female Geniuses?

Women tend to choose work-life balance rather than the pursuit of eminence—although the choice is not entirely freely made

December 13, 2012 — Sandra Upson and Lauren F. Friedman

When Old Habits Die Easy

New research finds a way to break an embedded habit, even a bad habit, at least for mice. Christie Nicholson reports

November 25, 2012
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