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Welcome to the ninth installment of

Mind Matters Mind Matters is Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and brain.

March 20, 2007 — David Dobbs

When the Sky Falls, Where Will NASA Be?

Everybody duck and cover. Last week NASA shrugged and told Congress that it neither has the funding nor the resources to meet its goal of identifying 90 percent of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) 150 yards or more in diameter by 2020.

March 13, 2007 — Michael J. Battaglia

The Neurobiology of Dread

As Edward Munch seemed to intuit, dread is its own kind of pain. The Value of Dread by Andreas Olsson Columbia University, New York, N.Y..

March 12, 2007 — David Dobbs

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap

Welcome to the fifth installment of Mind Matters Sciam.com's "seminar blog" on the sciences of mind and brain. Each week, top researchers describe their disciplines' most significant new findings -- and what they, as fellow researchers, find most exciting, maddening, significant, odd, or otherwise noteworthy in the research driving their fields.

February 20, 2007 — David Dobbs

Big Decision: Head or Gut? Hmm ...

This week's paper is On Making the Right Choice: The Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect by Ap Dijksterhuis, Maarten W. Bos, Loran F. Nordgren and Rick B.

February 3, 2007 — David Dobbs

Through the Grid, a Window on Cognition

by A. David Redish, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Commentary on Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex," by Torkel Hafting, Marianne Fyhn, Sturla Molden, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I.

January 23, 2007 — David Dobbs

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