January 1, 2008 Mind Nikhil Swaminathan January 2008 10.1038/scientificamerican0108-32b July 31, 2015 Mind A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety Bret Stetka June 1, 2005 Mind Jonathan Beard June 2005 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0605-8a March 1, 2012 Mind Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0312-9b Originally published as "Claims & Caveats" in Scientific American Mind Volume 23, Issue 1 June 12, 2012 Mind We all know exactly what fear feels like. Without our consent, our hearts begin to beat a little faster. The hairs on the back of our neck prickle. Our palms sweat through clenched fingers... Christie Wilcox September 4, 2014 Mind As many as 20 percent of war veterans return from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression, according to a 2008 report from the RAND Corporation... S. Matthew Liao July 1, 2013 The Sciences Scientific American Mind Volume 24, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0713-14b December 6, 2004 Mind Sarah Graham July 1, 2016 Behavior & Society Russell A. Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, replies Scientific American Mind Volume 27, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0716-72b October 27, 2008 Mind Scientists scan the brain in an attempt to explain the hows and whys of being afraid--very afraid Lou Dzierzak June 16, 2008 Mind Brain scans provide evidence that sexual orientation is biological Nikhil Swaminathan April 6, 2018 Neuroscience Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports. Christopher Intagliata May 1, 2005 Mind It turns out that male and female brains differ quite a bit in architecture and activity. Research into these variations could lead to sex-specific treatments for disorders such as depression and schizophrenia... Larry Cahill May 2005 10.1038/scientificamerican0505-40 March 15, 2012 Health What was he thinking?The next time your teenager behaves inexplicably, remember: his brain is like a car without brakes. The more primitive parts of the brain are well developed, acting like a powerful accelerator encouraging teens to take risks, act on impulse and seek novel experiences... David Fassler June 6, 2003 Mind Sarah Graham November 25, 2009 Mind A study in the journal Cell shows that the buildup of carbon dioxide when we stop breathing causes a pH change that signals proteins in the brain to force us to inhale. Karen Hopkin reports... December 15, 2008 Barack Obama still has a month before his inauguration as the 44th U.S. president, but there have already been a number of attempts to get inside his brain. Karen Schrock November 1, 2015 Neuroscience A brain circuit has been isolated that allows us to forget fear, suggesting a treatment target for anxiety disorders Bret Stetka Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1115-11 February 10, 2010 Mind Scientists found a way to detect the order of activity in two regions of the brain using fMRI. And they found that the brain can register something as highly emotional before it actually processes what that something is... Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
Discover world-changing science. Explore our digital archive back to 1845, including articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize winners.