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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

Scientific American Science in Action Winner Kenneth Shinozuka

It’s no secret to Scientific American readers that we feel a special obligation to support the next generation of science enthusiasts, whom we hope to inspire both with our science coverage and our education initiatives, including the Scientific American Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair.

October 9, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

A New Idea for Treating Alzheimer's

If it's good for the heart, it could also be good for the neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, cells that make up the main items on the brain's parts list.

September 28, 2014 — Gary Stix
Alzheimer Disease: How Soon Would You Want To Know?

Alzheimer Disease: How Soon Would You Want To Know?

Have you been forgetful lately? Any difficulty concentrating? Trouble recalling names? Answer “yes” to even one question like that, and there are some who want you to head to a clinic for memory screening.

August 25, 2014 — Hilda Bastian