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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
      September 1, 2019Behavior

      How Misinformation Spreads—and Why We Trust It

      The most effective misinformation starts with seeds of truth
      October 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      MIND Reviews: Books, Movies & More

      Reviews and recommendations from the October/November 2008 issue of Scientific American MIND
      June 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Mind Reads

      Reviews and recommendations from the June/July 2005 issue of Scientific American MIND
      October 1, 2010The Sciences

      New, Yet Familiar

      Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the October 2010 issue of Scientific American
      August 12, 2015Health

      Are Soil-Based Organisms Beneficial?

      Some people claim that we're better off getting our probiotic bacteria from dirt than from foods like yogurt. But are these products safe?
      May 1, 2013Mind & Brain

      Neuroscientists Weigh In on Obama's BRAIN Initiative

      Shortcomings include the focus on just one type of cell and on activity rather than neuronal network architecture
      November 2, 2012

      Election: Romney and Obama Tied on Vaccines

      How do you know that a real-live human being is behind the past 14 weeks of blog posts exploring the individual questions posed to presidential candidates by
      March 15, 2015Mind & Brain

      Brain Awareness Week in NYC

      This week is Brain Awareness Week 2015! A number of great events are taking place around the world to promote public education of the brain and to support research in neurological and psychiatric diseases...
      November 27, 2013Observations

      Long-Term Disease Database Proves the Value of Vaccines

      To find out when whooping cough started making a comeback in Ohio, or how often measles kills in America, we turn to historical records. But those records aren’t very useful when they’re squirreled away in a distant office basement...
      July 27, 2018

      New Uses for Old Medications

      Even drugs whose development was stalled or canceled might show promise for illnesses they were never meant to treat
      November 1, 2016Behavior

      The Caregiver’s Conundrum

      Tens of millions of people minister to a loved one on a full- or part-time basis, often putting their own lives on hold. Now researchers are finding ways to help them care for others without losing themselves ...
      The Art of Neuroscience 2017


      Often forgotten for its roles outside of bone structure, calcium is key for Purkinje cells. These neurons, which help to monitor balance and posture, rely on the element for synaptic neurotransmitter movement and cell communication...
      January 10, 2011Mind & Brain

      Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond?

      Teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, smell-o-vision, 3D printing, and even holograms, were all ideas first imagined in science fiction—and now are real products and technologies in various stages of development by scientists...
      July 13, 2012Environment

      The Scienceblogging Weekly (July 13th, 2012)

      Blog of the Week:Contagions is a blog written by Michelle Ziegler (Twitter, Facebook, the other two blogs by Michelle - Heavenfield and Selah - are focused entirely on history and not on medicine or science)...
      July 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Inside Our Emotions

      From kinky pleasures to artistic expression to love, two new offerings explore the waythe brain processes feelings.
      June 4, 2013

      Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

      Hardcover | E-book | Audio bookHere’s to the kids who are different,The kids who don’t always get A’sThe kids who have ears twice the size of their peers, And noses that go on for days ...
      October 18, 2012

      How Do You Spot A Genius?

      The November/December Scientific American Mind, which debuted online today, examines the origins of genius, a concept that inspires both awe and confusion.
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