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Tapping Your Inner Rain Man

A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts

July 15, 2014 — Darold A. Treffert

How a Dog Aced the Verbal Section of the Canine SAT

Chaser, a Border Collie from South Carolina, knows the names of over 1,000 different objects. Does anyone find themselves looking at their tail-wagging friend and wondering, "Well, what do you know?" When it comes to whether dogs can understand words, Chaser—the subject of not one, but two scientific publications—can attest that the answer is: Yes.

September 30, 2014 — Julie Hecht

Switching on Creativity

The extraordinary abilities of savants have inspired a brain-stimulation technique for enabling creative insight

January 1, 2014 — Allan W. Snyder, Sophie Ellwood and Richard P. Chi

When High IQs Hang Out

“Genius” societies offer a social network for the top tier of test takers By Lena Groeger

January 1, 2014 — Lena Groeger
Celebrations of Mind Honor Math’s Best Friend, Martin Gardner

Celebrations of Mind Honor Math’s Best Friend, Martin Gardner

Every fall provides a special excuse for all thinking people to celebrate recreational math, magic and rationality, some of the things that were dear to America’s greatest man of letters and numbers, former Scientific American columnist Martin Gardner (1914 ­– 2010), via Celebration of Mind events.

October 29, 2013 — Colm Mulcahy