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Blog Profile / Beautiful Minds

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Archived Since:April 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Beautiful Minds Has a New Home

Beautiful Minds is now part of Scientific American MIND's new blog network! read more

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

New gene discovered that is highly sensitive to supportive conditions. read more

Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other

The brain can't engage social and mechanical reasoning at the same time. read more

The Pesky Persistence of Labels

New study shows that just because a label has been lifted doesn't make it disappear. read more

Interview with Author and Magician Alex Stone

Interview with Author and Magician Alex Stone about his book "Fooling Houdini." read more

Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity

Social rejection fuels creativity for people with an independent mindset. read more

The Cognitive Psychology of Pick-up Lines

How perception and cognition influences receptivity to pick-up lines. read more

Men, Women, and IQ: Setting the Record Straight

What James Flynn's data actually reveals about gender differences in intelligence. read more

Pride and Creativity

Unpacking the complex link between pride and creative achievement. read more

Are Prodigies Autistic?

New study on prodigies reveals some startling findings. read more

Why Weird Experiences Boost Creativity

A crucial trigger for flexible thinking and creativity is the experience of unusual and unexpected events. read more

Interview with Pickup Artist Chaser Clarisse Thorn

Interview with feminist S & M writer Clarisse Thorn on her experiences chasing "pickup artists". read more

"Brainy" is What "Brainy" Does

In his recent article "How Brainy Is Your Major", my good friend Jonathan Wai defines "brainy" and "smart" as doing well on a standardized test. I beg to differ. read more

Brain Stimulation Makes the 'Impossible Problem' Solvable

'Thinking cap' makes a virtually impossible problem — possible. read more

Can 'Genius' be Detected in Infancy?

Heidi Hankins is all over the news for scoring a MENSA-level IQ at age four. Can high intelligence really be detected in infancy? read more

Personality Influences on Cognitive Training

A new study suggests that the outcomes of working memory training depend heavily on personality—particularly neuroticism and conscientiousness. read more

Interview with Trina Paulus, Author of Hope for the Flowers

Trina Paulus, author of Hope for the Flowers, discusses the meaning of her book, and her writing process. read more

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development

Over the last seventy-five years a number of theorists and researchers have identified the values of imaginative play as a vital component to the normal development of a child. read more

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