July 1, 2010 Cognition Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible Alison Gopnik July 2010 10.1038/scientificamerican0710-76 Originally published as "How Babies Think" in July 2010 January 1, 2016 Neuroscience Turns out some species are better endowed than we are in key cognitive regions Christof Koch Scientific American Mind Volume 27, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0116-22 May 1, 2016 Cognition Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible Alison Gopnik Special Editions Volume 25, Issue 2s 10.1038/scientificamericankids0616-4 Originally published as "How Babies Think" in Special Editions Volume 25, Issue 2s April 1, 2006 Mind & Brain Parrots demonstrate impressive cognitive feats that rival the talents of chimps and dolphins Christine Scholtyssek April/May 2006 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0406-50 April 27, 2017 Policy With climate deniers and political pundits trying to poke holes in what we know to be true, it's important to understand that science, too, is based on questioning facts Emily Weiss August 30, 2013 Biology Scientists from Columbia University improve memory in elderly mice after pinpointing a gene for senescent forgetfulness Roni Jacobson August 1, 2006 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0806-4 Originally published as "April/May Issue" in February 1, 2018 Electronics Recent headlines would have us believe that device-hooked teens are mentally and socially doomed. The reality isn't so simple Carlin Flora Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-30 Originally published as "Are Smartphones Really Destroying the Adolescent Brain?" in Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 August 30, 2013 The Sciences Unlike humans, ants don't build a unified map of the world. Instead specialized systems, including the ability to learn from recent experience, create complex navigational behavior Antoine Wystrach and The Conversation August 1, 2006 Mind & Brain Reviews and recommendations from the August/September 2006 issue of Scientific American MIND Richard Lipkin August/September 2006 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0806-80 Originally published as "Mind Reads" in August/September 2006 March 1, 2020 Biology For Sonia Minikel Vallabh and Eric Vallabh Minikel, the quest to prevent a fatal neurodegenerative disease is personal Sonia Minikel Vallabh and Eric Vallabh Minikel Scientific American Volume 322, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0320-54 Originally published as "Preventing Prions" in Scientific American Volume 322, Issue 3 July 29, 2010 Mind & Brain Have you heard about NCBI ROFL? It’s a previously-independent blog that has been incorporated into “Discoblog,” one of the blogs at Discover Magazine. Jason G. Goldman June 1, 2013 The Sciences Letters to the editor from the February 2013 issue of Scientific American Scientific American Volume 308, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican0613-8 Originally published as "Letters" in Scientific American Volume 308, Issue 6 February 2, 2010 Mind & Brain A new study suggests that brain activity may give away dishonest intent Kamila E. Sip and David Carmel November 12, 2013 Unofficial Prognosis “Ms. M,” the resident says, “I saw in your chart that the last time you had surgery you had a pulmonary embolism.” She nods with recognition: “I felt like I couldn’t breathe. Ilana Yurkiewicz June 24, 2013 Mind & Brain Your neurons are outnumbered. Many of the cells in your brain - in your whole nervous system, in fact - are not neurons, but glia. These busy little cells shape and insulate neural connections, provide vital nutrients for your neurons, regulate many of the automatic processes that keep you alive, and even enable your brain to learn and form memories.The latest research is revealing that glia are far more active and mysterious than we'd ever suspected... Ben Thomas April 29, 2021 Policy Beware the hype about remaking neuroscience through technology, writes the director of the new documentary In Silico Noah Hutton | Opinion February 22, 2011 Mind & Brain Cell phones have not been convincingly linked to brain cancer, but that doesn't mean that their associated radiation has no effect on our bodies. A new study shows that these pervasive devices can alter the brain's glucose metabolism, a marker of neuronal activity... Katherine Harmon October 1, 2008 Mind & Brain Colorful scans have lulled us into an oversimplified conception of the brain as a modular machine Michael Shermer October/November 2008 10.1038/scientificamericanmind1008-66 Originally published as "Why You Should Be Skeptical of Brain Scans" in October/November 2008 January 10, 2012 Mind & Brain Scientists use "prediction errors" to understand the brain's natural optimism Christoph W. Korn Support Science Journalism
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