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      July 1, 2010Cognition

      Little Scientists: Babies Have Scientific Minds

      Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible
      January 1, 2016Neuroscience

      Does Brain Size Matter?

      Turns out some species are better endowed than we are in key cognitive regions
      May 1, 2016Cognition

      Little Scientists: Babies Have Scientific Minds

      Even the youngest children know, experience and learn far more than scientists ever thought possible
      April 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Bird Brains? Hardly

      Parrots demonstrate impressive cognitive feats that rival the talents of chimps and dolphins
      April 27, 2017Policy

      Is It True Facts Don't Lie?

      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
      February 1, 2018Electronics

      Are Smartphones Really Destroying the Lives of Teenagers?

      Recent headlines would have us believe that device-hooked teens are mentally and socially doomed. The reality isn't so simple
      August 30, 2013The Sciences

      We've Been Looking at Ant Intelligence the Wrong Way

      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
      August 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Mind Reads

      Reviews and recommendations from the August/September 2006 issue of Scientific American MIND
      March 1, 2020Biology

      The Married Researchers Racing to Stop Prion Disease

      For Sonia Minikel Vallabh and Eric Vallabh Minikel, the quest to prevent a fatal neurodegenerative disease is personal
      July 29, 2010Mind & Brain

      Parental Verbal Abuse and Why I’m Not ROFL

      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.
      June 1, 2013The Sciences

      Readers Respond to "The Myth of Antioxidants"

      Letters to the editor from the February 2013 issue of Scientific American
      November 12, 2013Unofficial Prognosis

      Talking shop: when doctors forget to fill in the blanks

      “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.
      June 24, 2013Mind & Brain

      A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your 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...
      February 22, 2011Mind & Brain

      Cell phone emissions change brain metabolism

      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...
      October 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Five Ways Brain Scans Mislead Us

      Colorful scans have lulled us into an oversimplified conception of the brain as a modular machine
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