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      September 1, 2017Neuroscience

      Is There a “Female” Brain?

      The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity
      February 20, 2018Behavior

      What Makes Us Vibe?

      We like other people in part because they think the way we do—but we may also think alike as a result of being friends
      August 25, 2011Mind & Brain

      Case study: why economics and addiction do not mix

      Let me start by saying that I’m admittedly an economics fan. So much so that I nearly threw away my science and writing training and ran off into the sunset for an economics PhD.
      September 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Readers Respond on "Knowing Your Chances"--And More...

      Letters to the editor about the April/May/June 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND
      February 27, 2009The Sciences

      Are octopuses smart?

      The mischievous mollusk that flooded a Santa Monica aquarium is not the first MENSA-worthy octopus
      December 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      One World, Many Minds: Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom

      We are used to thinking of humans as occupying the sole pinnacle of evolutionary intelligence. That's where we're wrong
      June 12, 2012The Sciences

      How to Age Well

      The importance of letting regrets go
      June 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Outside the Sandbox

      Parents and teachers have many options to encourage children to think creatively
      January 15, 2008The Sciences

      Are Whales Smarter Than We Are?

      Cetacean brains, such as those of dolphins (left) and humpback whales (right), have even more cortical convolutions and surface area than human brains do.
      September 9, 2010Mind & Brain

      New MRI maps assess connectivity to establish "brain age" curve for children and adults

      As children grow, brambles of short brain connections are gradually pruned down to longer, stronger neural pathways. Research has shown this trend to follow a fairly standard curve during normal development to adulthood, and scientists are now using this information to create predictive models of brain maturation...
      March 1, 2017Neuroscience

      Can You Tell Someone's Emotional State from an MRI?

      The quest to read emotions from brain scans
      January 10, 2017Neuroscience

      Drunk Mice Get the Munchies

      A study in mice reveals that alcohol activates brain cells linked to hunger
      April 17, 2012Health

      The Future of Health

      Here, you can read Scientific American 's articles about important new medical technologies just around the corner and in the more distant future, as mentioned in the May 2012 issue...
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