I am thrilled to announce two big developments for Scientific American MIND today. We are launching a new home page, mind.scientificamerican.com, so that fans of the magazine can find our print and online articles, as we ll as multimedia, in one convenient location. Starting today, you’ll start to see several new contributors in the mix, which leads me to announcement #2.
A new MIND blog network is also going live this morning. It features 6 new blogs, including a MIND guest blog. The MIND network will also spotlight the mind-and-brain-themed bloggers who already participate in the Scientific American Blog Network. This new community will have a home at blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind. Here are the stellar bloggers we have brought onboard.
Beautiful Minds. Scott Barry Kaufman, a cognitive psychologist, blogs on intelligence and creativity. He also teaches courses on cognitive psychology and intelligence at New York University. You can follow him on Twitter: @sbkaufman.
Illusion Chasers. Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik will share updates on illusions, delusions and everyday deceptions. They write the Illusions column for Scientific American MIND and serve on the magazine’s board of advisers. The two neuroscientists are based at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Not Bad Science. Felicity Muth has a Ph.D. in animal cognition and currently works with bumblebees at the University of Arizona. Her blog focuses on new discoveries in animal behavior and cognition. She tweets as @Felicity__M.
PsySociety. Melanie Tannenbaum writes about the intersection of psychology and pop culture. She is a doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Follow @melanietbaum.
The Moral Universe. In this new blog, Adam Waytz and Jamil Zaki will explore the psychology of right and wrong. Waytz is an assistant professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Zaki is an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University, where he studies the cognitive and neural bases of social cognition and behavior.
MIND Guest Blog. Would you like to contribute to our guest blog? Send your ideas to Bora Zivkovic at coturnix (at) gmail (dot) com and include “MIND guest blog proposal” in the subject line.