All in the Mind
Romania's abandoned children
One of Romania's abandoned orphans tells his heart wrenching story and we hear the scientific findings from a major study into the effects on institutionalisation on children.
Willpower is the greatest human strength. Our capacity for self control is a finite energy and can be strengthened with exercise.
The forces that shape us
The hidden forces that shape our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What if your name could predict your future career, your culture could influence your judgement of distance, or the physical appearance of your chess opponent could determine whether...
A musical recovery
In 2005 the music stopped for Scottish rock star Edwyn Collins.
Building a brain
The international race is on to build a bionic brain. But where do you start? We hear from the world’s top brain builders on this complex and exciting challenge.
Magicians mostly keep their secrets under their hats – but in a new form of treatment for children with a brain disorder called Hemiplegia, they are making an exception.
The hard data of soft emotions
Big data and what it can tell us about our emotions
The narcissism epidemic
Are wein the midst of a narcissism epidemic? We explore the causes, symptoms and solutions to this growing trend of self obsession.
Brain training for mental illness
Brain training in social skills and emotion recognition can help people with the psychotic symptoms of mental illness.
The psychopath within
The intriguing story of the neuroscientist with the brain scan of a psychopathic killer, and can we stop 'callous and unemotional' kids from becoming adult psychopaths?
Too much reality
Post traumatic stress causes structural brain changes, as well as psychological, emotional and physical health problems. A retired SAS commander tells his story and a Cambodian refugee benefits from neurofeedback treatment.
As a teenager life is on fire but it can also be risky & overwhelming. Hear how a new understanding of the science behind the emerging young mind can help to capture the positive essence of adolescence and make way for a strong and stable adulthood.
The music in your brain
How the human brain perceives music, how composers exploit our instinctive reaction to it and the relationship between music and emotion
Ants can teach, rats have a sense of humour, chimpanzees can deceive and elephants grieve. Fascinating research now shows that the cognitive and emotional processes of animals are far more sophisticated than we once thought.
Impulsive, impatient, easily bored, chaotic and need to multi-task? Adult ADHD is quite common but not well understood and managed.
The mind at rest
The surprising science of sleep and daydreaming. Letting your mind wander involves complex brain activity and facilitates problem solving, creativity and even enhances our sense of identity. Also, scientific sleep studies are showing that our memory...
Imagine what it's like to live in the confusing world of dementia. Whilst we wait for a medical breakthrough, nearly 350,000 Australians are living with dementia day to day. A recent study has found that adding fun, laughter and song into the lives of...
Invisible intruders – the voices in my head
How do you deal with the voices in your head? We all hear them – but for some it’s terrifying. What happens in the brain and why engaging with them can actually help to heal.
Brain work, the hope and the hype
Laughter and MS
Comedian Tim Ferguson kept his diagnosis of MS secret for years. Now it's out and he's more determined than ever to keep the world laughing.
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