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All in the Mind

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An exploration of all things mental, All in the Mind is about the brain and behaviour, and the fascinating connections between them. Presented by Lynne Malcolm.

An exploration of all things mental, All in the Mind is about the brain and behaviour, and the fascinating connections between them. Presented by Lynne Malcolm.
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Melbourne, VIC

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An exploration of all things mental, All in the Mind is about the brain and behaviour, and the fascinating connections between them. Presented by Lynne Malcolm.

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English

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All In The Mind ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Melbourne 3001 02-8333 2821


Episodes

Creativity and your brain

5/20/2018
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We humans have ‘creative software’ in our brains—so says neuroscientist and author David Eagleman. We're driven to invent and innovate, yet at the same time we’re attracted to the familiar—and our creativity lives in that tension.

Duration:00:30:12

Memories and fears panel discussion from Big Ideas

5/14/2018
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An extra from All in the Mind—and RN's Big Ideas program with a panel discussion moderated by Lynne Malcolm. From at the 2018 World Science Festival—Probing the Eternal Sunshine: Memories and Fears.

Duration:00:54:26

Ready for revolution—the psychology of protest

5/13/2018
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May 1968 saw over a million people protesting on the streets of Paris. Some say it caused a social revolution, and things were never the same again. We look at extensive research on protest behaviour, and what makes community action effective.

Duration:00:28:51

Women's brain business

5/6/2018
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The brain is shaped and changed by our lives, our genes, and our hormones. Neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay investigates the influence of female biology and hormones on the brains of women as they move through key stages of life.

Duration:00:29:16

Compassion therapy for voice-hearing

4/29/2018
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We all have different sides to ourselves. The angry self, the anxious self, the sad self … and then there’s the compassionate self. We head to a workshop which explores the power of cultivating compassion in those who hear voices, and in their therapists.

Duration:00:40:27

Compassion therapy for voice-hearing

4/29/2018
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We all have different sides to ourselves. The angry self, the anxious self, the sad self … and then there’s the compassionate self. We head to a workshop which explores the power of cultivating compassion in those who hear voices, and in their therapists.

Duration:00:40:27

The believing brain

4/22/2018
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Billions of people across the world and throughout time have held strong metaphysical beliefs—whether religious in nature, or more supernatural or spiritual. This year’s World Science Festival dared to ask what science can tell us about religion, spirituality and our belief instinct—without passing judgement.

Duration:00:29:33

The kids of today

4/15/2018
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Some surprises from the updated results of a famous psychological test involving marshmallows—and, when it comes to mood and happiness, teens of today may be on the brink of a mental health crisis—due to the widespread use of smart technology.

Duration:00:28:51

Letting go of dad

4/11/2018
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All in the Mind would like to share with you a story from the ABC podcast Tall Tales and True. Vanessa O'Neill tells the story about being with her father as he gradually declined due to Alzheimer's disease. It was a long, drawn-out period of grief, for the sufferer and for the whole family. Vanessa's story is a heartfelt, first-hand account of losing a parent. And note that the story also contains some strong language.

Duration:00:07:46

Letting go of dad

4/11/2018
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All in the Mind would like to share with you a story from the ABC podcast Tall Tales and True. Vanessa O'Neill tells the story about being with her father as he gradually declined due to Alzheimer's disease. It was a long, drawn-out period of grief, for the sufferer and for the whole family. Vanessa's story is a heartfelt, first-hand account of losing a parent. And note that the story also contains some strong language.

Duration:00:07:46

Placebo power

4/8/2018
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The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.

Duration:00:36:43

Placebo power

4/8/2018
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The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.

Duration:00:36:43

Placebo power

4/8/2018
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The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.

Duration:00:36:43

Adventures with smart pills and brain hacks

4/1/2018
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How far would you go to reveal your true, super-smart inner self? Athletes have used substances and techniques to enhance their performance physically. Now there are ways to boost your intelligence—which we don’t suggest you try it at home. But David Adam did—to try and cheat his way into Mensa using smart pills and brain hacks. But this also brought moral dilemmas.

Duration:00:28:51

The art of neurodiversity

3/25/2018
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Neurodiversity is a radical social movement challenging the notion of what’s normal and what’s a disorder. What better place to explore neurodiversity than in the arts and theatre—we hear from actors on the autism spectrum and a synesthete using her perceptions of colour and music to create art.

Duration:00:28:52

Podcast extra—MDMA and its potential therapeutic use

3/21/2018
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A podcast Extra—some exciting news has just been published in the Psychiatric Journal JAMA about the potential mental health benefits of psychedelic drug research. It’s likely that within the next 5 years researchers will know whether the psychoactive drug commonly known as ecstasy—methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA—can be used to treat psychiatric disorders.

Duration:00:12:28

Trauma, memory, and mental health

3/18/2018
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Trauma has a deep impact on the lives of survivors. It’s associated with mental and physical health problems, including substance abuse, and neuroscience is showing that a traumatic memory is quite different from a normal memory. Mental health services now realise that early trauma must be taken into account as an essential part of recovery from mental distress.

Duration:00:28:51

Super-recognisers

3/11/2018
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Do you never forget a face? You might be pretty good—but are you a super-recogniser? Research is trying to identify our face recognition abilities, and how we compare to those of a computer algorithm.

Duration:00:28:51

Super-recognisers

3/11/2018
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Do you never forget a face? You might be pretty good—but are you a super-recogniser? Research is trying to identify our face recognition abilities, and how we compare to those of a computer algorithm.

Duration:00:28:51

Super-recognisers

3/11/2018
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Do you never forget a face? You might be pretty good—but are you a super-recogniser? Research is trying to identify our face recognition abilities, and how we compare to those of a computer algorithm.

Duration:00:28:51

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