TVs and smartphones notwithstanding, a new study suggests people do not get less sleep today than they did in prehistoric times
Scientists use a genetic technique to illuminate neurons in up to 90 different colors.
For more on this, check out “ The Brainbow Connection ,” a photo essay by Diana Kwon and Liz Tormes in the latest issue of Scientific American MIND .
Scientific American MIND readers share their own “counterfactual” musings
Researchers identify people by the way their brains are wired
The popular idea that women should try to conform or be submissive around men is outdated
Thinking about what-ifs—how things might have gone differently—shapes our memories, emotions and future
Scientific American MIND contributing editor Gareth Cook talks to Douwe Draaisma about his new book “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”
An enzyme from a bacterium that lives on tobacco plants may be the key to a new type of "vaccine" to help smokers quit
Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” has a dark side—and it looks like alcohol intoxication
“Getting” a joke and cracking up have separate addresses