Scientific American This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.
Scientific American This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. The cover story, "Natural Born Liars", examines why we lie and why we're so good at it. Also in this issue: why innocent people confess to crimes they didn't commit; an in-depth examination of what dreams are and why we have them; the very real therapeutic uses for hypnosis; how to improve your powers of recall; and is mental stress increasing your chances of a heart attack?
Scientific American "The Social Psychology of Success": New research explains why performance on intellectual and athletic tasks is shaped by awareness of stereotypes about groups.
"The Orgasmic Mind": Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals - and the silencing of your brain.
"A Face in the Crowd": Is our ability to recognize faces hardwired in the brain - or the result of lots of practice?
"Buried Prejudice": Deep within our subconscious, we all harbor biases that we consciously disapprove of - but we act on them.
"Imagined Ugliness": Some people are convinced they are hideously deformed because of obscure or nonexistent flaws.
Scientific American This edition of
Scientific American Mind contains seven fascinating articles. First, discover the science behind your gut instinct. You'll also learn how antidepressants designed for adults may be altering the brains of children. You'll hear about a growing body of research that's showing how working in groups can systematically enhance performance. There's also news about the connection between abnormal sleep patterns and disease, and a report on the science of speech. Plus, find out how to determine if you're getting useful guidance from so-called experts, and learn about a new way stroke victims are regaining lost abilities.
Scientific American Studying how the mind and brain work sounds like it ought to be about as futile as trying to grab handfuls of air. Yet psychology, neuroscience and related fields have made amazing progress. This special issue of Scientific American reviews just a sliver of the discoveries that investigators from around the globe have made about the workings of our inner lives. The breadth of subjects tracks the vastness of thought. Several of our authors grapple with supremely tough questions: How does the gray matter in our skulls give rise to self-awareness? How can we have free will if our brains are bound by predictable mechanisms? How does memory work? Other articles describe how new genetic and biochemical findings elucidate causes of mental illness but also pose ethical quandaries. They illuminate mysteries of sensory perception. They explore how understanding of mental function can help us deal with mundane issues, such as solving problems creatively or making our arguments more persuasive. And a few celebrate the strange, unexpected beauties of the human condition.
Scientific American The cover story reveals how painful, long-term memories might actually be erased with the use of drugs at just the right moment. Then, an article that asks a provocative question - can we cure fear? Following that, it's an examination of anger -- should you control your emotions or let them rip? Next, it's a look at the persistence of myths -- and their connection to the brain's biological needs. Our fifth article seeks to explode one myth -- about the value of self-esteem. Following that, it's an investigation into why anyone is left-handed. And our final article profiles Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, and his long battle with mental illness.
Scientific American Reading the cracked brown fragments of fossils and sequences of DNA, scientists have found clues that the story of human origins has more convolutions than previously thought. The account of our shared human heritage now includes more controversial plot twists and mysteries. Was the remarkable seven-million-year-old skull found in July 2002 in Chad really one of our first forebears, or a distant dead-end cousin with precociously evolved features? Did modern humans really originate in Africa alone, as is widely held, or in multiple locales? Were Neandertals the crude, brutish cavemen of comic strips or did they have a refined, artistic culture? And of course, why didn�t our kind perish with the rest of the hominids? Were we luckier, more lingual or just more lethal than the rest?
Scientific American This edition of
Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles on topics that deal with human behavior. You'll hear about the future of online dating, the continuing mystery of acupuncture, what home really means, how to be happy, and why some people are obsessed with...garbage.
Scientific American This special edition of Scientific American contains six articles full of remarkable insights into the inner workings of your body and your mind. How does your biological clock keep you running? How does your brain make chronological sense of your experiences and memories? You'll also hear how scientists are striving to understand time, from its very origins to the possibility of a time machine. And, you'll get a fascinating history of the timepiece.
Scientific American This edition includes six fascinating articles. You'll learn the secrets of effective leadership and hear how language influences our choices - from foods we eat to the laws we support. Also, discover how experts are finding out how acts of violence in schools can be predicted. Then, find out how the brain balances social concerns with economic decisions. Next, learn about the two to three percent of the population that can't recognize faces. Finally, hear why students are dropping out of college.
Scientific American This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles, on topics such as why some people hear voices, what causes migraine headaches, why only humans cry, the possible uses of medicine for mental fatigue, and increased usage of brain scans.
Scientific American This edition of
Scientific American Mind contains seven fascinating articles. First, a look at the psychology of food. Then, you'll learn how a rare disorder is offering new insights into the nature of pain, and how troubled teenagers don't necessarily have immature brains. Also, there's promise for damaged or diseased brains, as they could soon get a boost from prosthetic implants. Plus, there are surprising new findings that hint that lithium may offer hope as a treatment for neurological ailments like Alzheimer's disease.
Scientific American This issue of Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles.In the cover story, "The Teen Brain: Hard at Work. No... Really!", science reveals the ongoing changes underlying adolescent behavior. Next, you'll hear how researchers are achieving amazing results treating severely depressed patients by implanting an electrode in the brain. Then, you'll get some insights into why some people turn violent, and why some faint at the sight of blood. This special issue wraps up with two articles about the workplace: why diversity doesn't always translate into better performance and new ways to spark creativity.
Scientific American The cover story, "Picture This," explains that how our brains create images may determine how we think. Also in this edition, an examination of whether animals truly have feelings; a look at the controversial issue, "Do Gays Have a Choice?;" how mental exercises with neurofeedback may ease symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder; new research on Parkinson's Disease; why we agonize over making choices; and the amazing ways our brains identify celebrities (or anyone else).
Scientific American "Affairs of the Lips": Research is revealing a hidden complexity to the simple act of kissing that impacts you
and your partner.
"An Odd Sense of Timing": Changes in the environment are giving rise to the subjective experience of time - and that is puzzling psychologists and brain researchers.
"The Medicated Americans": Close to ten percent of men and women in America are now taking drugs to combat depression.
"The Character Code": Researchers have found a gene that influences our ability to cope with stress and to bounce back from the misfortunes of life.
"Misery in Motherhood": Postpartum depression effects 1 in 5 women and weakens critical bonds between a mother and child - but there are remedies.
Scientific American This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. You will hear about exciting new advances in the early detection of autism, how people can be trained to recover their lost sense of smell, the special language skills that set humans apart from their fellow animals, and how the body speaks.
Scientific American This edition of Scientific American Reports contains seven articles. You'll hear about genetically modified foods, how nutrition has changed from the past and what it will look like in the future, how cutting calories may prolong youthful vigor into old age, and just how detrimental to health obesity is.
Scientific American First, hear about fish-shaped reptiles that thrived in the oceans while dinosaurs ruled the land. Then, learn about the evolutionary history of whales, the mammals that conquered the seas. The most famous of all dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, gets a fresh look as scientists re-examine fossil evidence for clues as to the tyrannosaur¿s actual behavior. Also, learn about some ancient Australian marsupials that were as ferocious as they were bizarre. Then, in "Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird?" hear about the carnivorous bipedal dinosaurs that developed the earliest feathers. Also, "Terror Birds of South America," huge creatures that were the dominant carnivores on the continent for millions of years, until competitors drove them into extinction. Finally, get an overview of the "Evolution of Life on Earth."
Scientific American This issue of
Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles.
In the cover story, "Burned Out," you'll find out that if you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your job, you're definitely not alone. You'll also hear about new research that finds older workers are not necessarily slower than younger workers, and they often make fewer errors; you'll go inside the extraordinary memory of Kim Peek, the savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man; you'll learn about the latest advances in treating epilepsy; you'll go on an amazing "date" with a highly-advanced android; and you'll hear a leading expert's advice for encouraging children to think creatively.
Scientific American Merely accruing additional years beyond the biblical span of three score and 10 would be unwelcome if they just prolonged suffering from illness and infirmity. No, we want to live better, more youthful days while we're living longer. Diet, exercise and a lucky draw from the gene pool can take us only so far, however. That's where science comes in. In this special edition from Scientific American, you'll find firsthand reports from the researchers leading the efforts to understand the mechanisms of aging. They are teasing out ways to slow the biological clock as well as the degradation that time imposes on our bodies and minds. They are battling the diseases of age, including cancer and heart disease. Medicine will continue to advance, and, we expect, society and policymakers will have to learn to adapt to the challenges of longevity--both providing it and providing for it--that await us all.
Scientific American We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other. We will also hear about solar storms, shock waves from the sun that can endanger Earth¿s satellites and astronauts. Then, some stars are magnetized so intensely, that they alter the very nature of the quantum vacuum. Finally, we learn about the brightest explosions in the universe and black holes.
Scientific American In this issue of Scientific American, the cover story unravels the future of string theory in a conversation with physicist Brian Greene. The second article sheds light on the hidden layers of the genome. In robotics, the next article explores the potential for teams of small robots. Finally, Scientific American unearths the consequences for evolutionary theory that come with the latest hominid discovery.
Scientific American This special edition of Scientific American features seven stories about Albert Einstein and his theories. The articles examine how Einstein's theories changed the world and continue to influence modern science and technology.
Scientific American There are five fascinating articles in this September 2007 issue. First, "A Question of Sustenance": How globalization ushered in a world in which more than a billion people are overfed - even though 800 million still suffer from hunger. Next, "Eating Made Simple": How to cope with a mountain of conflicting diet advice.
Then, "Can Fat Be Fit?": Are books that question the dangers of being overweight wrong?
Also, "What Fuels Fat": What contributes to it and how to fight it.
Finally, "Is Your Food Contaminated?": New contamination-detection technologies are looking more appealing.
Scientific American This month's cover story, "Loop Quantum Gravity" takes a closer look at the atoms of space and time. Also in this issue of Scientific American for January 2004: radio-frequency identification tags stand poised to automate many aspects of our lives, decoding schizophrenia, a look at how men and woman lived in one of the largest Neolithic settlement, and more.
Scientific American This month's cover story takes a two-part look at robots and exploration. The first article tracks NASA's robot rover across Mars' undiscovered terrain. Then, gear up for a grueling robotic race across the Mojave. Next, we delve into the intricacies of the addicted brain. In the fourth article, we explore the skewed logic of the electoral system. Finally, global warming is wreaking havoc on Earth, but swift action could slow the process that humans accelerated.
Scientific American Welcome to the January 2005 issue of Scientific American. This month's edition features five articles. First, we will learn about our immune system's early warning mechanisms, and how studying them can lead to new therapies for immunity-related disorders. Then, we learn that even though the universe we live in is getting older, that doesn't mean its glory days of galactic collision and black-hole formation are over. Also in this edition, we'll hear about the advent of considerate computers, the resurrection of a World War I-era killer flu virus, and the dangers of the self-esteem myth.
"How to Fix the Obesity Crisis": A complex global burden, that affects one third of Americans, could be solved by using techniques that have proved effective in treating autism, stuttering and alcoholism.
"Citizen Satellites": A standardized technology for satellites is making space missions more affordable and accessible than they have even been before.
"The Blue Food Revolution": Fish raised in offshore pens could become a more sustainable source of protein for humans than wild fish or beef.
"How Language Shapes Thought": Striking differences in cognitive ability can be explained by the language one speaks.
Scientific American In this April 2004 issue of Scientific American, the cover story takes a look at glial cells and asks the question, "Has Science Missed the Other Half of the Brain?" Then, is it possible that too much choice actually makes people miserable? Barry Schwarz takes a look at what too many options can do. The third article this month looks for hidden members of planetary systems. And, finally, new research on genes may provide clues about evolution.
Scientific American This December 2004 edition of Scientific American has a cover story about viruses, the bordering-on-inanimate beings that hold an uncanny power over the web of life. Also in this issue: new findings about natural brain chemicals that act like those in marijuana and can be used to treat pain and anxiety; results of a new computer analysis that casts doubt on the recent theory that 15th-century artists used mirrors to paint their landscapes; and more on the numerous dinosaur species recently discovered to have thrived in northern Alaska 70 million years ago.
Scientific American In the cover story, we'll hear the secrets of the expert mind, and find out how to become good at anything. Also, we'll take a look at the development of a new hypersonic jet engine for space planes, learn about the evolution of mountains, and hear about the ecological relationship between predators, prey, and the forests in which they live.
Scientific American In the December issue of Audible Scientific American, the cover story asks, "Does race exist?" Science has the answer, and genetic results may surprise you. The second article sheds light on the lunar surface and how little we know about our own moon. The next article tells the story of the greatest forest fire Mother Nature has ever unleashed. Finally, Audible Scientific American pries open the unseen human genome to examine the mysteries that lay beyond DNA.
Scientific American This special issue of Scientific American focuses on the brain and what recent research tells us about how the brain works. The first story focuses on how to fix a broken brain. The second story explores how mental and physical exercises may help to keep the brain strong. The third article offers tips on how to go about "taming stress." And, finally, some new information that may help diagnose psychiatric illnesses.
Scientific American "The End of Cosmology": Earth's galaxy will one day be surrounded by a total void. "When Markets Beat The Polls": Internet-based financial markets may be the best method of predicting elections, box-office returns, and flu seasons.
"The Bluefin in Peril": The only way to save the bluefin tuna may be to domesticate it.
"Space Wars": There could be a new arms race in space - will it be in anyone's national interest?
"Solving a Massive Worker Health Puzzle": A cancer cluster has turned up in the largest industrial health study ever. Can science always protect workers on the job?
Scientific American This edition of Scientific American for November 2004 features a cover story about Black Hole Computers, in which black holes are recast as the ultimate data-processors. The second article examines historical events to show that planetary climate destabilization can lead to disastrous changes in seasonal temperatures. A third article delves into the effects of music on humans, as scientists piece together what happens in the brains of listeners and musicians. The final article examines changes in the physics field that are forcing the microchip industry to redesign its most lucrative products.