College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Brevity is always a disadvantage when it comes to articles about complicated scientific principles or complex theories or syndromes, and thus such articles much be compelling and well-written to be effective. This is definitely one of the better issues of this magazine, as the articles are such, especially the one on synesthesia, co-written by the brilliant neurologist Ramachandran.
and this was the best of the lot, even though it's all pretty much beginner layman stuff. Old Einstein relativity retreads and kind of obvious "insights" about how perception and emotion determine the "feel" of time. Nothing terribly probing. The article on the history of timepieces may have been the best.
Scientific American, one of the oldest and most prestigeous popular science journals today, is now available in a concise and accisble format. Each month, they publish their best and most interesting cover articles in audio format. If you're like me and never get round to finishing the paper edition, you'll love the audio version which makes it simple to follow popular science trends and research.