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      His Brain, Her Brain

      Boy or girl? Even before a person is born, that’s the first thing everyone wants to know—underscoring just how much value humans place on gender. In this eBook, we take a closer look at the anatomical, chemical and functional differences in the brains of men and women—as well as some surprising similarities. 

      * Editor’s note: Special Edition was published as His Brain, Her Brain.
      His Brain, Her Brain
      April 1, 2008Environment

      Calendar: April / May 2008

      June 26, 2013Mind & Brain

      Q & A with Temple Grandin on The Autistic Brain

      To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind...
      January 1, 2015Behavior

      Living a Purposeful Life

      Managing editor Sandra Upson introduces the January/February 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND
      March 1, 2015Mental Health

      Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

      The microbiome may yield a new class of psychobiotics for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders
      July 8, 2013

      Oops! When "Autism" Isn t Autistic Disorder: Hyperlexia and Einstein Syndrome

      The good news is that occasionally one reads about children who have 'recovered' from, or who have 'out-grown' their 'autism'. And that's great. Not to detract anything from that good news, though, if truth be told, the 'recovery' in many cases is from autism they fortunately never had...
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

      Declarative memory, rooted in the hippocampus, could help the brain pick up the slack for diverse impairments across many developmental disorders such as autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder...
      December 19, 2016Culture

      The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016

      The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex
      June 26, 2009

      Changing a chromosome makes mice autistic

      Scientists in Japan have tweaked the chromosomes of mice to make the animals act autistically. The engineered rodents display genetic impairments and behavior that mirror those of some humans with the disorder.The work, published in Cell, provides direct evidence linking chromosome abnormalities (believed to be responsible for approximately 10% of autism cases) and autism.  In some people with autism, a specific region of human chromosome 15 is doubled.Jin Nakatani, Kota Tamada, and their colleagues duplicated the corresponding fragment of a mouse chromosome...
      March 13, 2009

      Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help autistic kids?

      You might be familiar with hyperbaric oxygen treatment, in which a patient breathes in extra oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber, as a therapy for the bends and carbon monoxide poisoning...
      April 8, 2020Neurology

      How People with Autism Forge Friendships

      Most autistic individuals want to and can make friends, though their relationships often have a distinctive quality
      September 20, 2011

      Learning to understand non-genius autistic people

      When I unwrapped my New York Times on Sunday, I was met with a surprise: A front-page, above-the-fold story about a young adult with autism. The story — a must-read, which you can do here — follows Justin Canha, a 20-year old with autism as he stretches towards adulthood and aspires to an independent life...
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