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      September 1, 2019Policy

      Readers Respond to the May 2019 Issue

      Letters to the editor from the May 2019 issue of Scientific American
      October 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      How Unconscious Mechanisms Affect Thought

      Clever experiments root out nooks and crannies in the brain that are hidden from your conscious awareness
      June 1, 2006The Sciences

      Favored by the Gods

      Happiness, according to current scientific thinking, depends less on our circumstances than on our genetic endowment
      January 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Reviving Consciousness in Injured Brains

      Direct stimulation of the arousal centers in patients may restore awareness
      Visual Cortexes: Brain-Art Competition Shows Off Neuroscience's Aesthetic Side


      These spindly etchings depict the brain as if seen through the base of the head, with the forehead on the bottom. Almond-shaped amygdalae—regions that help the brain regulate emotion—are highlighted in yellow [ left ].In the illustration at right, titled "palsy-walsy," a clown face hides between the amygdalae and "exemplifies the problems in processing facial emotional content" in those on the autistic spectrum, the creators wrote in their entry...
      July 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Zombies Ate My Brain! (and other tales)

      Imagine with me, for a moment, that the zombie invasion has begun. You try to escape, but the zombies are just too much to handle. You can’t run fast enough.
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