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Introducing Beautiful Minds

When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with a learning disability. By the age of three, I had already suffered from twenty-one ear infections. As a result, I developed "Central Auditory Processing Disorder," which made it very difficult for me to process auditory input in real time.

March 13, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Introducing: The New MIND Guest Blog!

By Ingrid Wickelgren For years, Scientific American has featured an extremely popular Guest Blog on this website. That space offers a unique venue for scientists and other outside contributors to share news, insights and commentary in their fields of expertise.

March 13, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

An Introduction

I remember a moment I had in high school where a friend of mine told me that she was going to become an animal behaviour scientist. I had a feeling of shock at the notion that this was actually a job.

March 13, 2013 — Felicity Muth

Pop Culture? There's an Effect for That.

Hello, my name is Melanie, and I'm addicted to horrible television.Well, I'm also addicted to social media. And politics. And The Daily Show. And Jennifer Lawrence interviews...Okay, it's probably fair to skip to the end of this list and admit that really, I'm just plain addicted to pop culture.It also seems fair to admit that I'm pretty darn lucky.

March 13, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Let the Chase Begin

Photo Credit: Gary Armstrong, Barrow Neurological Institute Welcome to Illusion Chasers ! We are Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, two neuroscientists and laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

March 13, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Salt Marshes, Identity Theft, Placebo, crocodiles, glass viruses, Northern Lights, and more.

Check out our new Image of the Week! - Paige Brown - The Not-So-Mysterious Loss of Salt Marshes and Ecosystem Services  - Kate Clancy - Roller Derby Teammates Give Each Other Bacterial Hugs  - Christina Agapakis - Identity Theft: Nature and Nurture in Art and Science  - Judy Stone - A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 5: The Case of the Mysteriously Appearing Documents  - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Why chemists should study the origin of life  - Kalliopi Monoyios - You’ve never really seen a virus until you see this  - Katherine Harmon - Octopuses Get One Chance at Love [Video]  - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 36, Experiment Ends!  - John Horgan - Psychiatrists, Instead of Being Embarrassed by Placebo Effect, Should Embrace It, Author Says  - Melissa C.

STAFFMarch 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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