All in the Mind
Mirrors of the mind12/13/14
In the early 90s a team of neuroscientists reported a new class of brain cells in the the macaque monkey and the mirror neuron theory took off. It's been used to explain many aspects of what it is to be human, but has it been oversold?
Taming the black dog—new approaches to depression
From clinical hypnosis to transcranial direct current stimulation
Deep brain stimulation
Hear about a man who had deep brain stimulation surgery, and who was woken up in the middle of it to answer the surgeon's questions.
Borderline personality disorder—what works?
What works for borderline personality disorder
Mind body connection
The mind’s role in healing.
Brain on fire: my month of madness
A young woman's terrifying month of madness and how the mystery of her illness was solved.
Dreams—the lucid experience
Have you ever had a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming? These seemingly altered states of consciousness are called lucid dreams.
Dreams—windows to the mind
In the first of our two-part series on dreaming we explore the latest science about this altered state of consciousness.
Autism, horses and other therapies
When a child is diagnosed with autism it can initially be devastating for parents—but then confusion sets in—what’s the most helpful approach?
Paths to wellbeing
Positive psychology now uses scientific methods to help increase our sense of well being. Coaching can be effective, both on a personal level and in the workplace.
As part of Mental Health Week, we discuss some of the intensive research efforts trying to uncover the mysteries of the devastating brain disease of schizophrenia.
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.
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