This blog is the third in a series of guest posts on technology and the brain to celebrate Scientific American Mind’s 10-year anniversary.
This blog is the second in a series of guest posts on technology and the brain to celebrate Scientific American Mind’s 10-year anniversary.
What's next in brain health and enhancement
As the first ice-bucket challenge funds are disbursed, researchers also hope to solve the puzzle of why certain muscles escape the ravages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a detail that might lead to new treatments...
Prenatal brain development may get jumbled in key areas implicated in autism
It’s no secret to Scientific American readers that we feel a special obligation to support the next generation of science enthusiasts, whom we hope to inspire both with our science coverage and our education initiatives, including the Scientific American Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair...
The movement of proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases could serve as a target for future therapies
Imagined practice may activate the same neural circuits as real experience
There is growing evidence that long-term pesticide use is linked to to alterations in farmers' mental health
The discoveries that the brain has defined systems that track an animal’s whereabouts so it knows where it is (and where it was) as it makes its way about the world were honored on Oct...
A single blow to the head may increase the risk of subsequently developing a disorder
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND
Neuroimaging reveals how the brain’s reward and memory pathways prime inquiring minds for knowledge
A signature science program of the Obama administration’s second term—one intended to develop technologies and a base of knowledge to solve long-standing mysteries of how the brain works—has finally reached cruising altitude...
Babies born to mothers with high levels of perchlorate during their first trimester are more likely to have lower IQs later in life, according to a new study
At 32, a year beyond a postdoctoral fellowship, Danielle Bassett could only express unreserved astonishment when she learned that she was one of 21 winners of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship...
Absence from work due to illness increased dramatically for those who slept less than six hours or more than nine hours per night. Christie Nicholson reports
Are you an introvert? It depends on which book you read. Here’s a sampling of the various conceptualizations of introversion in pop culture : Preference for quiet, minimally stimulating environments: Quiet by Susan Cain Preference for concentration and solitude: The Introvert’s Way by Sophia Dembling Rechargeable battery: The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney Thoughtful-introspective: [...]..
Kids with autism may learn valuable social skills in drama-based therapies
3-D visualizations combine EEG and MRI data to illustrate how brain signals propagate and could be used to study neural disorders