From the vault: Mind games

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This week, Cosmos shares a few stories on the mind that we've had — quite appropriately — on our minds.

Maps highlight malfunctions in the mind

Advances in brain scanning are allowing psychiatrists to move from cautiously diagnosing symptoms to actually seeing the underlying malfunctions of the mind. Read more

Scientists peer inside the infant mind

In a long-term effort to 'reverse-engineer' infant cognition, researchers have shown how babies are able to preform sophisticated analyses of how the physical and social world around them should behave. Read more

Why clever people believe silly things

Yes Virginia, clever people do believe in stupid things. And you can blame it all on evolution. Read more

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