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      April 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Eye on the Illusion

      June 3, 2008Mind & Brain

      Of Two Minds When Making a Decision

      We may make snap judgments, or mull things carefully. Why and when do we use the brain systems behind these decision-making styles?
      April 1, 2009Policy

      Explaining Fiscal Foolishness--Psychology and the Economy

      A behavioral scientist discusses the irrational human impulses that led to the economic downturn
      December 19, 2013Evolution

      Chameleons Talk Tough by Changing Colors

      Evidence suggests that the lizards have evolved their dynamic color palette as a means of communication, including information about their willingness to rumble
      The Sciences

      Truer Than Truth

      Trompe l'oeil illusions challenge your perception
      January 1, 2014Biology

      Getting to Know the Voices in Your Head

      We talk to ourselves to stay motivated, tame unruly emotions, plan for the future and even maintain a sense of self
      May 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      This Is Your Brain on Drugs

      To the great surprise of many, psilocybin, a potent psychedelic, reduces brain activity
      August 11, 2009Mind & Brain

      Why We Get lost

      Scientist Colin Ellard talks about our sense of direction--and what it suggests about our connection to the planet
      November 6, 2014Environment

      Catching Big Mama Fish Curbs Ocean Fertility

      Scientists recently confirmed what anglers have known for centuries—there's something special about a big mama fish. The bigger the fish, the better the bragging rights—and often, the bigger paycheck or prize...
      May 28, 2008Mind & Brain

      The Neuroscience of Illusion

      How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain
      January 19, 2016Mental Health

      The Science of Healing Thoughts

      Journalist Jo Marchant explores surprising new research into curing the body with the mind
      April 1, 2009Culture

      MIND Reviews: Why We Make Mistakes, by Joseph T. Hallinan

      Reviews and recommendations from the April/May/June 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND
      April 25, 1853The Sciences

      Buried Alive

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