November 20, 2013 Talking back The emerging academic discipline of neuroethics has been driven, in part, by the recognition that introducing brain scans as legal evidence is fraught with peril. Most neuroscientists think that a brain scan is unable to provide an accurate representation of the state of mind of a defendant or determine whether his frontal lobes predispose to some wanton [...].. Gary Stix April 10, 2014 The Sciences Neuroscience-based defenses are flooding the courtroom Gary Stix Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0514-14b March 1, 2011 Health Looking at a picture of a loved one can dull physical pain Ferris Jabr March / April 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0311-9a July 12, 2007 Health Conscious memory manipulation could aid in designing both clinical treatments and new drug targets for patients suffering from phobias and post-traumatic stress Nikhil Swaminathan September 1, 2015 Mind People have believed in subliminal influences for hundreds of years—but the last few decades have taken a far more scientific look at these ideas Victoria Stern Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0915-16b Originally published as "The Fall and Rise of Subliminal Messaging" in Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 5 December 18, 2012 Evolution December 21, according to much-hyped misreadings of the Mayan calendar, will mark the end of the world. It's not the first "end is nigh" proclamation—and it's unlikely to be the last. Daisy Yuhas December 12, 2008 Researchers at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, say they've developed new analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's brain and display them on a computer screen, according to Pink Tentacle , an English-language blog that covers news from Japan... Larry Greenemeier February 1, 2006 Mind Nerve cells devoted to recognizing Halle Berry or Bill Clinton? Absurd. That's what most neuroscientists thought—until recently Katja Gaschler February/March 2006 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0206-76 October 1, 2007 Mind Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health Scott O. Lilienfeld and Kelly Lambert October/November 2007 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1007-46 February 13, 2018 Behavior & Society In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives Gareth Cook February 14, 2012 Mind Love is maddening and inconvenient and exhilarating and wonderful. We often feel overwhelmed by it, heart pounding, “head over heels,” “crazy in love.” But how much is too much? Cassie Rodenberg August 20, 2012 We often think of anorexia as a psychiatric problem, a problem of self esteem, a problem of disordered body image. And while it's probably a lot of these things, treatments based on body image improvement and self-esteem can only do so much... Scicurious October 19, 2012 A few random personal picks from the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in New Orleans, which ended Oct. 17: Inside Temple Grandin's HeadOliver Sacks, HBO and others have chronicled the life of autistic savant Temple Grandin... Gary Stix September 1, 2011 Mind Rats teach a neuroscientist lessons of love—or at least sex Kelly Lambert September / October 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0911-36 Originally published as "A Tale of Two Rodents" in September / October 2011 October 1, 2007 Mind Supplementary web-only content to the "Brain Stains" feature October/November 2007 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1007-46 Originally published as "Brain Stains" in October/November 2007 July 1, 2010 Mind Although people change throughout their lives, most hold a steady view of who they are. How does this become unglued for some? Uwe Herwig July / August 2010 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0710-58 Originally published as "Me, Myself and I" in July / August 2010 July 1, 2011 Mind Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover Craig Howard Kinsley and Elizabeth Meyer July / August 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0711-24 Originally published as "Baby Power" in July / August 2011 July 1, 2011 Mind Paul Li and Jeannine Stamatakis July / August 2011 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0711-70 Originally published as "Ask the Brains" in July / August 2011 October 1, 2008 Mind Colorful scans have lulled us into an oversimplified conception of the brain as a modular machine Michael Shermer October/November 2008 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1008-66 Originally published as "Why You Should Be Skeptical of Brain Scans" in October/November 2008 October 1, 2012 The Sciences Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover Craig Howard Kinsley and Elizabeth Amory Meyer His Brain, Her Brain 10.1038/scientificamericanbrain0512-78 Support Science Journalism
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