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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
      January 1, 2017Behavior

      After the U.S. Election, What's Next for Science?

      July 11, 2019Behavior

      Call of the Wild

      November 30, 2011Environment

      Weekly Highlights #14

      Students are busy - there is a lot of excellent stuff to highlight this week:Ritchie King, of NYU, in New York Times :A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings: Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown...
      June 29, 2013

      The ethics of opting out of vaccination.

      At my last visit to urgent care with one of my kids, the doctor who saw us mentioned that there is currently an epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough) in California, one that presents serious danger for the very young children (among others) hanging out in the waiting area...
      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
      July 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      From Touch to Technology

      Managing Editor Claudia Wallis introduces the July/August 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND
      August 6, 2019Fitness

      Is A2 Milk Really Better for You?

      This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let’s explore the science behind the hype
      October 22, 2018Evolution

      Asocial Octopuses Become Cuddly on MDMA

      Octopuses react to MDMA much like humans do. And not surprisingly, given their anatomy, the animals are excellent huggers. Annie Sneed reports.
      Asocial Octopuses Become Cuddly on MDMA
      January 1, 2016Behavior

      Eye Contact: How Long Is Too Long?

      Research explores the factors that influence our tolerance for long mutual gazes
      September 1, 2019Behavior

      How Misinformation Spreads—and Why We Trust It

      The most effective misinformation starts with seeds of truth
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