Neuroscientist & Author

Scientific American

Feature Articles

Fields, R.D. (2004)  The Other Half of the Brain.  Scientific American 290(4) (April) 54-61.

Fields, R.D. (2005) Making Memories Stick.  Scientific American 292 (February), 74-81.

Fields, R.D. (2007)  The Shark’s Electric Sense.  Scientific American, August 1, 2007.

Fields, R.D. (2008)  White Matter Matters, Scientific American, March 1, 2008.

Fields, R.D. (2009)  New Culprits in Chronic Pain.  Scientific American, November 1, 2009

Fields, R.D. (2012)  Raising the Dead:  New Species of Life Resurrected from Ancient Andean Tomb.  Scientific American News, February 19, 2012.

Fields, R.D. (2016)  Obscure Nerve in the Head May be Important to Arousal.  Scientific American, March 1, 2016.


Other Article Formats, Scientific American

Fields, R.D. (2004) Einstein’s Brain.  Scientific American 290 (July) p. 12.  (letter).

Fields, R.D. (2007)  New Brain Cells Go to Work.  Mind Matters Scientific American, August 1, 2007.


Fields, R.D. (2008)  Into Thin Air:  Mountain Climbing Kills Brain Cells Scientific American

Fields, R.D. (2008) Climbing Mountains Kills Brain Cells.  Mind Matters Scientific American

Fields, R.D. (2008)  Are Whales Smarter than We Are?  Mind Matters Scientific American, January 15, 2008.

Fields, R.D. (2008)  Mind Control by Cell Phones.  Scientific American , May 7, 2008,

Fields, R.D. (2008)  Disease of Development?  Scientific American, 299: July, 10.

Fields, R.D. (2009) Serendipitous Science.  Mind Matters Scientific American, Jan 6.

Fields, R.D. (2009)  Sex and the Secret Nerve.   Scientific American, Special Issue on Science of Sexuality (in press).

Fields, R.D. (2009) Watching the Brain Learn. Scientific American, Mind Matters, November 24, 2009.

Fields, R.D. (2010)  Of Two Minds:  Listener brain patterns mirror those of the speaker.  Scientific American, July 27, 2010.

Fields, R.D. (2010)  Left-sided Cancer:  Blame Your Bed and TV?  Scientific American, July 2, 2010.

Fields, R.D. (2010)  Michelangelo’s Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel:  A Juxtaposition of God and The Human Brain.  Scientific American, May 27, 2010.

Fields, R.D.  (2010) Why Can Some Blind People Process Speech Far Faster than Sighted Persons.  Scientific American News, Dec 13, 2010.

Fields, R.D.  (2010) Glia:  The New Frontier in Brain Science.  Scientific American, Nov 4, 2010.    

Fields, R.D.  (2011) Curing Paralysis—Again.  Scientific American, May 20, 2011.–again-2011-05-20

Fields, R.D. (2011)  Can Politicians be Trusted with Science?  Scientific American, August 31, 2011.

Fields, R.D.  (2011)  Genius across Cultures and the “Google Brain.”  Scientific American, August 20, 2011.

Fields, R.D. (2011)  Surety Bond:  Breast-Feeding May Increase Children’s IQ  Scientific American News, November 16, 2011.

Fields, R.D.  (2011) A Pill to Remember. Scientific American, March 4, 2011.

Fields, R.D. (2011)  Preliminary Human Experiments to Test Safety of Nerve Cell Transplants for Spinal Cord Paralysis.  Scientific American News, October 19, 2011.

Fields, R.D. (2011)  Amping Up Brain Function:  Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning.  Scientific American, November 25, 2011.

Fields, R.D. (2012)  Why Does a Southern Drawl Sound Uneducated to Some?  Scientific American, December 7, 2012,

Fields, R.D. (2012)  Green Fireworks Environmentally Safe, That Is.  Scientific American, July 4, 2012.

Fields, R.D. (2012) Drilling for Oil in Eden:  Initiative to Save Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is Uncertain.  Scientific American, March 17, 2012.

Fields, R.D. (2012)  The Power of Music:  Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound.  Scientific American, October 18, 2012.

Fields, R.D. (2013)  Brain Stimulation Can Control Compliance with Social Norms.  Scientific American, October 3, 2013.

Fields, R.D. (2013)  How to Erase Bad Memories.  Scientific American November 25, 2013,

Fields, R.D. (2013)  Creativity, Madness and Drugs.  Scientific American, November 22, 2013.

Fields, R.D. (2013)  Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smart.  Scientific American March 7, 2013

Fields, R.D. (2014)  Testing Males and Females in Every Medical Experiment is a Bad Idea.  Scientific American, September 1, 2014.

Fields, R.D. (2015)  How a Neurotoxin in Crabs Causes Brain Damage.  Scientific American, November 16, 2015.

Fields, R.D. (2015)  Burying Political Hatchets to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease.  Scientific American, July 23, 2015.

Fields, R.D. (2015)  Why Binge Drinking May Wire the Brain for Alcohol Dependence.  Scientific American, October 23, 2015.