Although burnout and depression have similar symptoms, the two conditions affect the body in different ways
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Letters to the editor about the January/February 2011 issue of Scientific American MIND
A new study finds that alcoholic mice more readily form Pavlovian associations with addictive substances. Similar subconscious memories may haunt recovering addicts
By just thinking about, or saying, certain words, people can control a computer cursor. Christie Nicholson reports
Senior citizens who spent their time restricted to their living quarters had a higher chance of developing dementia, a new study finds. Cynthia Graber reports
Controlling parents tend to have children who are academically above average but depressed
Research with chimpanzees finds that chimps yawn more around other yawning chimps from their own community than with those from a separate community. Christie Nicholson reports
Two recent large studies reflect growing evidence that ADHD increases children's risk for abusing tobacco, alcohol and other drugs when they are older. It remains a mystery whether the link is causal...
Research finds that increased brain activity in key areas is tightly linked to an ability to control the tics caused by Tourette syndrome. Christie Nicholson reports
Mythology, science fiction and comic books are chock full of stories of heroes and their battles against the ills of society—the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Two doctors take on the health care system in a new book that aims to arm people with information
People who experience the "impostor phenomenon" believe their successes are undeserved--and they live in constant fear of being unmasked
Understanding the parental genetics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder could lead to ways to prevent it. Steve Mirsky reports
A brain-computer interface allows paralysed patients to play music with brainpower alone.
Letters to the editor about the November/December 2010 issue of Scientific American MIND Readers Respond to "Mind Over Magic?"—and More...
Recent research in the journal Psychological Science found that righties tend to prefer the right side of anything (spatially speaking) and lefties the left. Christie Nicholson reports...
"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts." —Albert Einstein While Einstein was not a neuroscientist, he sure knew what he was talking about in regards to the human capacity to achieve...