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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, 2009Behavior

      Learn to Think Better: Tips from a Savant

      You may never have the memory of Rain Man, but you can still get tips for improving your cognitive performance from this extraordinary thinker
      May 31, 2013Environment

      Bora's Picks (May 31st, 2013)

      Is Nature Unnatural? by Natalie Wolchover: On an overcast afternoon in late April, physics professors and students crowded into a wood-paneled lecture hall at Columbia University for a talk by Nima Arkani-Hamed, a high-profile theorist visiting from the Institute for Advanced Study in nearby Princeton, N.J...
      August 18, 2013

      Nerds and Words: Week 33

      I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
      January 25, 2013

      Bora s Picks (January 25th, 2013)

      Another amazing week with an embarrassment of riches! Dig in! And have a great weekend reading all of these ;-)Flesh-Eating Beetles Explained by Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato: The word “dermestid” derives from the Greek word meaning “skin,” and the insect is aptly named...
      June 7, 2013

      Khalil's Picks (7 June 2013)

      Eating insects has been the new craze for science writers ever since the UN released a report that advocates the rearing of insects potentially for human consumption and animal feed last month...
      February 22, 2013The Sciences

      Bora's Picks (February 22nd, 2013)

      This Is How Your Brain Deals With Google And Facebook Ads by Allison McCann: Alicia Jenkins is 24 and doesn't plan on getting married anytime soon.
      April 1, 2008The Sciences

      Letters to the Editors

      October 24, 2013Health

      Extra Gene Makes Mice Manic

      A common mood-stabilizing drug, valproate, is found to control manic-like behavior induced in mice with an extra copy of a gene called SHANK3
      March 1, 2015Cognition

      Music, Midlife and Magic

      Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the March/April 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND
      February 1, 2009Mental Health

      Why It Hurts to Be Away from Your Partner

      Psychological impacts of long-term separation anxiety
      July 13, 2015Book

      Understanding Child Development

      How exactly do children become the fully functioning adults they were meant to be? In this eBook,  Understanding Child Development , we investigate this profoundly complicated process from infancy through early childhood...
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