New fMRI images of unsedated dogs represent a first peak into what dogs are thinking and open a door into canine cognition and social cognition in other species
The world's largest computer chipmaker employs a corporate futurist, Brian David Johnson, to guess what gadgetry and computing will look like in 2020 and beyond
What the "matching algorithms" miss
Psychiatry's diagnostic guidebook gets its first major update in 30 years. The changes may surprise you
Revisiting the role of trauma in PTSD
Creativity peaks at times of mental fuzziness
Genes and personality influence our attitudes toward religion
Probiotics may endow rodents with a "mouse swagger"
Letters to the Editor about the January/February 2012 issue of Scientific American Mind
Who is better off: the religious or atheists? Cultural values determine the answer
Religious belief drops when analytical thinking rises
Planning ahead might make us overlook new solutions
Some equations touch all our lives--whereas others, well, not so much
New research finds that keeping a secret can make you feel as if you are physically burdened. Christie Nicholson reports
Charles Duhigg's new book The Power of Habit draws on neuroscience and psychology to explain how habits form, how to promote good habits and how to break bad ones
Certainty Principle: People Who Hold False Convictions Are Better at Retaining Corrected Information
Researchers have used imaging technology to spy on the brain as it corrects strongly held beliefs, shedding light on how we might learn from our mistakes.
Science closes in on why there is something instead of nothing
Dogs recognize and respond to human social signals to conclude that your food is more desirable than theirs. Sophie Bushwick reports
A series of new experiments shows that analytic thinking can override intuitive assumptions, including those that underlie religious belief
Pay-what-you-want pricing may inadvertently give consumers the untenable choice to either pay more or feel cheap, driving them away from making a purchase at all. Sophie Bushwick reports...