February 14, 2011

ScienceOnline11: Scientific American Mind

Fun stuff in the #scio11 swag bag, deconstructed:
  • My favorite item in the ScienceOnline swag bag was the free issue of Scientific American Mind. I'd read several issues, but not in a few years, and it's a great accompaniment to breakfast.
  • Thanks to the free issue, and the reminder of how much I enjoy it, I have started a personal subscription -- so thanks, @sciammind.
  • Happily, the UNC Library subscribes to the online edition of Scientific American Mind, but -- call me old-fashioned -- I still like to read some things in print.
Here are some news briefs / articles that might tempt you to check out Scientific American Mind:
If you want to see other items in the #scio11 swag bag, check out Joe Kraus' great annotated video. Thanks so much to the Conference's generous sponsors who made the conference possible. The wifi was amazing and was a model of how wifi should be made available at conferences everywhere!


KerstinH said...

I totally agree! Great swag.
My favourite were the little notebooks of fieldnotesbrand.com, sponsored by C&EN. I am "in the field" right now and use them all the time!

Karen Schrock said...

Hello! Many thanks for your kind words about Mind. I'm an editor at the magazine. I'm commenting to let you know that you can access our articles more easily by going to http://ScientificAmerican.com/Mind

The first article you mention, "Why Testing Boosts Learning," is available in full there. Here's the link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-testing-boosts-learning

The other two articles are behind a paywall, but by going to ScientificAmerican.com you can get much longer previews and the "In Brief" summary of each article's major points. And if you do want to pay for access, you can pay for the issue alone (rather than a subscription to the entire site).

The Pain of Exclusion: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-pain-of-exclusion

Mind Over Magic (there's a video about magic and the brain here, too): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mind-over-magic

Thanks again for reading Mind!