This issue of Scientific American Mind features the cover story, "Burned Out", by Ulrich Kraft. Kraft documents the stress that comes with overworking and can often lead to serious physical harm. Five other thought-provoking articles are included with topics like the statistical advantages of older, sometimes slower, workers; a look at the staggering memory of Kim Peek; advances in epilepsy treatment; the world's most attractive android; and the benefits of creative thinking in child education. Narrated with an engaging presence that brings to life these complex ideas and an relaxed tone that allows for easy listening and cognition.
In the cover story, "Burned Out," you'll find out that if you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your job, you're definitely not alone. You'll also hear about new research that finds older workers are not necessarily slower than younger workers, and they often make fewer errors; you'll go inside the extraordinary memory of Kim Peek, the savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man; you'll learn about the latest advances in treating epilepsy; you'll go on an amazing "date" with a highly-advanced android; and you'll hear a leading expert's advice for encouraging children to think creatively.
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