All In The Mind - ABC Radio National
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All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
||CleanBorderline Personality Disorder: stigma to strength||Borderline Personality Disorder is the cause of deep pain—yet it is steeped in stigma and often not thought of as a legitimate disorder. But with good treatment it’s possible to live a normal and full life.||17 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA highly superior memory||If you were given a date from the last five years could you say what day of the week it was? One young woman in Australia can remember every single day of her life since she was born. We hear about her life and the research she’s involved with—as a||10 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe scientist, the monk, and Ruby Wax||Comedian Ruby Wax has teamed up with a Buddhist monk and a neuroscientist to explore how the mind works—and have a laugh at the same time. Ruby talks about her experience of depression, and whether her traumatic upbringing relates to her hilarious tak||3 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraving||Most of us are vulnerable to forming bad habits and addictive behaviours— to binge eat, to smoke, take harmful drugs, or over-exercise. But if we better understood our craving mind we could mend our ways.||27 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's in a face? Prosopagnosia||The faces of our friends and family are instantly recognisable to us—but about 1 in 50 of us say that looking at a face is like looking at a brick wall.||20 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissociation and coping with trauma||The compelling account of a woman who lived with dissociative identity disorder—and how she eventually became integrated.||13 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA superhuman escape||Maude Julien was imprisoned by her father in an isolated mansion in France and subjected her to endless horrifying endurance tests in a plan to create a superhuman.||6 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefinitely tone deaf?||Are you a good singer, or are you only comfortable singing in the privacy of your shower? We explore a condition called congenital amusia—also known as tone deafness—and track a self-confessed bad singer trying to get back in tune.||30 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe medical muso||There’s nothing like a favourite piece of music to lift your spirits, and music is known to play a powerful role in the healing process. Musician Andrew Schulman now uses music as medicine in hospital intensive care units.||23 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrain stimulation for depression||Clinical depression is sometimes not helped by medication. One promising alternative treatment is TMS: a magnetic pulse passed through the skin to a focussed part of the brain.||16 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrize winners in mental health advocacy||Joint winners of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize—Allan Fels, who focusses on improving our mental health care system; and mental health advocate Janet Meagher.||9 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy we deny the science||In this age of contested political issues and unchecked information, we examine the psychological tricks and the quirks of neuroscience which often lead us to believe untruths and ignore the facts.||2 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll In The Mind presents ... Sum of All Parts||Fans of All In The Mind might enjoy this new podcast from the ABC! Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories from the world of numbers. Like this story, about a young man with an unusual type of epilepsy, where he hears what are called ‘musical aur||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudgement day and the science of belief||The world would end on Judgement Day—21 May, 2011. Some people were convinced, others were sceptical. But the science of belief may explain post-truth politics, and why fake news can appear so believable.||25 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrain diversity and modernisation||A neuroscientist and entrepreneur in rural India is researching on the way brain activity may be influenced by modern progress, and even by income.||18 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes mental 'illness' exist?||A leading professor of psychology says that seeing mental distress as an illness is the wrong approach. We need a model of care which supports people who are distressed due to their social and life circumstances.||11 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLived experience in mental health care||It’s not always helpful for someone to be labelled as having an illness when they are emotionally distressed. Sometimes simple support can make more of a difference to a person’s outlook. A possible shift in the provision of mental services might be||4 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe sound spiral: misophonia||For some people certain sounds not only annoy them, but send them into panic, anxiety, and even rage. This hyper-sensitivity is a recently discovered condition called misophonia. We discuss the the research trying make sense of it.||28 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife as a brain surgeon||Brain surgery is bloody, messy, and dangerous. Britain’s foremost neurosurgeon Henry Marsh likens it to a blood sport—but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered and he shares with us his victories, mistakes, and musings on consc||21 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotional CPR||Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher would like to shift the paradigm of mental health services and empower people to play a strong role in their own recovery—so he’s teaching emotional CPR.||14 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTherapy outside the box||New research on anxiety and depression is looking at the underlying emotional processes which trigger mental distress, and this is leading to a transdiagnosic approach to treatment.||7 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe gambling zone||People who spend a lot of time at the pokies could be familiar with ‘the zone’—a state of mind enhanced by the gambling environment to keep them at the machines.||30 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe psychology of hoarding||We all have different approaches to how much stuff we accumulate. But what happens when your attachment to things becomes so strong that a decision to let go of anything is impossible?||24 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe divided brain||Your brain is divided into distinct hemispheres which work together to give you different experiences of the world. But has the balance between the two halves of your brain got out of whack—and what’s the impact?||17 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll in the Mind presents Science Friction||If you enjoy All in the Mind you may be interested in this Science Friction episode on the psychological impact of working on the U.S. drone program.||10 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContemplating consciousness||We contemplate the nature of consciousness with a philosopher, a neuroscientist, and a Buddhist scholar.||10 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacial bias and the brain||Racism can be blatant and violent but often it's subtle and insidious. We explore the psychology and neuroscience of racial bias.||3 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe enigma of time||When we’re bored time drags, and wouldn’t you swear that time seems to speed up as you get older? Drawing on the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience we explore the mystery of time perception, it’s connection to our sense of self and h||27 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung people surviving cancer||When you are young the last thing you expect is to be diagnosed with cancer and have to face your own mortality. Psychologists are working on ways to support young adults through their diagnosis, treatment and life post treatment.||20 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOff the hook||How to renegotiate your relationship with your smart phone.||13 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA meaningful life||It may well be that the most significant factor to determine sustained happiness is a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.||6 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsidering pain||The context in which we sense pain can change the experience of it—but there are things to learn about how this happens.||30 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst impressions—the face bias||The science behind our judgement of faces for their trustworthiness, competency, and character.||23 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA superhuman escape||Maude Julien was imprisoned by her father in an isolated mansion in France and subjected her to endless horrifying endurance tests in a plan to create a superhuman.||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe creation of emotions||Are the emotions we experience the same as everyone else's? New research shows that emotions are not 'hard-wired', and are developed by our brains and our bodies as we go through life.||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContemplating happiness with Matthieu Ricard||Scientific studies have shown that your brain can be trained to be more compassionate; and together with altruism, it can generate a positive outlook for everyone.||2 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe genetics of depression||Depression is the most disabling chronic condition worldwide and research is now underway to precisely identify the genes associated with it—the results may lead to dramatically improved and personalised treatment.||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnecting with baby||Emerging theories of child development suggest that a babies have agency over their movements even in the womb, and that their actions help them to make sense of the world.||18 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe science of hedonism||Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll. It’s a winning trifecta—no matter what the potential dangers are. Hear about the discovery of LSD, and the wide-ranging effects that music has on our brain.||11 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe psychology of paedophilia||The psychology of paedophilia. Are there differences in the brains of paedophiles or is attraction to children on a universal continuum, controlled only by socialisation?||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of life care||At a specially designed palliative care unit at a leading Sydney hospital we hear from a patient about his needs and expectations for the final stages of his life—and the staff reflect on what they learn about their own priorities in life by caring fo||28 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen a healthy diet becomes an unhealthy obsession||We’re bombarded by blogs and social media with rules for healthy eating: quit sugar, go gluten-free, cut out carbs, eat paleo. But taking the rules too far could lead to an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe food-mood connection||In the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry, the evidence is now building that particular foods could have a significant influence on our mental health—particularly depression.||14 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to learn||Most of us love being able to look up just about anything on our smart phones and know the answer in an instant. But do you ever worry about what that’s doing to our brains and our capacity to retain knowledge?||7 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the therapy room||We go behind the closed doors of the consulting room with renowned psychotherapist of 40 years—Susie Orbach.||30 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe secret history of self-harm||After self-harming as a teenager, a historian delves into the past for some important insights into how we can better manage and treat those who self-harm today.||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe medical muso||There’s nothing like a favourite piece of music to lift your spirits, and music is known to play a powerful role in the healing process. Musician Andrew Schulman now uses music as medicine in hospital intensive care units.||16 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe brain makers||We’re beginning to understand the most complex piece of highly organised matter in the universe: the human brain. In international collaborations, scientists are unravelling its mysteries by using brain-inspired approaches to computing||9 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurbulent minds collide||Martin is a happily-married GP, until he’s suddenly hit with the lows, then the highs of bi-polar disorder. A fictional work by one of Australia’s leading psychiatrists gives an intimate insight into people living with mood disorders.||2 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChildren who hear voices||Imagination is vital for children's development, but sometimes kids hear voices of characters who aren’t there—a new book helps kids understand what's behind these voices.||25 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It has potential...
I have stopped listening during the ``chemo-brain'' episode as the anecdotal evidence was played over spooky music. It seems that the host hasn't a clue about psychology, consciousness, learning, memory, or anything mind related. Do some background research on some scientifically interesting topics. Talk to some philosophers of mind and scientists (e.g., after your interview with Dennett!) This has the potential to be a great show!
loved the transhuman mind ep
I think this show is really interesting and well put together. This one on evolutionary psychology was fascinating. I am looking forward to next week's on panic.
A great show!
A great show for anyone interested in the subject matter. One point of concern is that iTunes sometimes takes a few days to update the playlist!
- Category: Science & Medicine
- Language: English
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