A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential
Perceptual-blindness experiments challenge the validity of eyewitness testimony and the metaphor of memory as a video recording
Social critic H. L. Mencken offers a lesson on how to respond to outrageous pseudoscientific claims
Grassoline, Science and God and Left and Right
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND
The American dream is not dead yet
When are we most (and least) likely to lie?
The Self-Help and Actualization Movement has become an $8.5-billion-a-year business. Does it work?
The theory of "morphic resonance" posits that people have a sense of when they are being stared at. What does the research show?
Why our intuitions about how the world works are often wrong
Why Christians and conservatives should accept evolution
The anti-Stratfordian skeptics are back, and this time they have a Supreme Court justice on their side
From the stages of grief to the stages of moral development, stage theories have little evidentiary support
Before all learning, an infant's mind has a sense of right and wrong
Science unravels the myth of suicide bombers
A recent brain-imaging study shows that our political predilections are a product of unconscious confirmation bias
Unidentified aerial phenomena offer a lesson on the residue problem in science