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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.

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Adventures in sleep

6/15/2019
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{gifimage}What happens to our brain at night? Even if they're fully asleep, some people go sleep walking, or even sleep driving! And some people act out their dreams to a terrifying extent. The neuroscience of nightmares, dreaming, night time hallucinations—and what they can tell us about the workings of our brain.

Duration:00:28:51

The power of social norms—rules to make or break?

6/8/2019
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What ultimately drives human behaviour? A leading professor of psychology, Michele Gelfand, suggests that culture is one of the last uncharted frontiers. From her pioneering research into cultural and social norms she’s found an important distinction between tight and loose cultures, and their tendency to make or break rules. These social norms or informal rules of conduct determine whether we co-operate or come into conflict, at both the collective and individual levels.

Duration:00:29:06

Mental health in Indonesia

6/1/2019
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Mental health is a major and highly stigmatised problem in Indonesia. Some villages still practise ‘pasung’ where the mentally ill are kept in cages separate from the family home—because of a taboo. Indonesian PhD candidate Sandy Onie had his own lived experience of mental illness, and so did his father—but psychological help was hard to come by. Now Sandy is determined to make a change.

Duration:00:29:07

The silence around schizophrenia

5/25/2019
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What’s the scariest word in the English language? Still highly stigmatised, schizophrenia is the illness that we dare not speak about openly, and this silence may get in the way of recovery.

Duration:00:30:09

Why smart people do stupid things

5/18/2019
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Smart people are not only just as prone to making mistakes as everyone else—they may even be more susceptible to them. This idea has been dubbed the Intelligence Trap. It explains the flaws in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, and how the decisions of even the brightest minds and talented organisations can backfire.

Duration:00:29:06

Disasters and children's mental health

5/11/2019
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Traumatic events such as mass shootings and natural disasters can cause high proportion of children to suffer mental health problems. We hear how to equip adults to minimise the impact of trauma on children.

Duration:00:29:07

Loving Lucy

5/4/2019
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Parenting can be tough—even when your child is considered so-called ‘normal’. Nine-year-old Lucy looks like a curly haired angel, but she's often strangely manipulative and physically violent. Her mum and dad are still searching for a diagnosis which could make sense of her extreme behaviour. But their patience and love for Lucy is extraordinary.

Duration:00:29:07

Dementia, sleep and daydreaming

4/27/2019
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Dementia affects around 450,000 Australians, and it comes in hundreds of forms. New research reveals that one form of dementia takes away the ability to daydream, and this has implications for improved care. Sleep disruption in middle age also emerges as another risk factor. And we hear how, after diagnosis, one person found a meaningful role in breaking down the stigma of dementia.

Duration:00:29:08

A highly superior memory

4/20/2019
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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 single participant.

Duration:00:28:51

The changing face of eating disorders

4/13/2019
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In a world fixated on how we look and what we eat, it’s not surprising that body dissatisfaction represents an increasing mental health issue—and it affects all body types, genders, and ages. Whilst anorexia nervosa is still a significant condition for girls and young women, some boys can experience a condition called muscle dysmorphia.

Duration:00:29:06

Loneliness—a social pain

4/6/2019
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Loneliness is a growing issue around the world, and a recent national survey reveals that 1 in 4 Australians are lonely. Research also shows that loneliness can have a profound impact not just on our mental health but on our physical health as well. In fact, it could be as bad for our bodies as smoking. What’s causing this social pain and how can we reconnect with each other?

Duration:00:28:52

Loneliness—a social pain

4/6/2019
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Loneliness is a growing issue around the world, and a recent national survey reveals that 1 in 4 Australians are lonely. Research also shows that loneliness can have a profound impact not just on our mental health but on our physical health as well. In fact, it could be as bad for our bodies as smoking. What’s causing this social pain and how can we reconnect with each other?

Duration:00:28:52

All In The Mind presents ... The Parenting Spectrum

4/1/2019
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We would like to share with you an excerpt from a new ABC podcast called The Parenting Spectrum. A show about autism and family life—hosted by Fiona Churchman, Travis Saunders, and their son Patch.They explore issues like safety, lack of sleep, finding the right school, and how to help your child embrace their identity and prepare for adulthood.

Duration:00:22:29

All In The Mind presents ... The Parenting Spectrum

4/1/2019
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We would like to share with you an excerpt from a new ABC podcast called The Parenting Spectrum. A show about autism and family life—hosted by Fiona Churchman, Travis Saunders, and their son Patch.They explore issues like safety, lack of sleep, finding the right school, and how to help your child embrace their identity and prepare for adulthood.

Duration:00:22:29

Autism and musicals

3/30/2019
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Sophie and Ryan are both on the autism spectrum, and they call themselves ‘Aspies’ even though Asperger’s is no longer an official diagnosis. They also share a passion—even an obsession—for musical theatre, so they’ve teamed up to create a cabaret called ‘The Aspie Hour’. It’s irreverent and funny and it breaks down commonly held misconceptions about autism.

Duration:00:29:05

Facing fears and phobias

3/23/2019
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Would you be comfortable with a Huntsman spider crawling on your arm, or a python slithering over your shoulder? Not many of us would, but when this discomfort causes you so much anxiety that it interferes with your daily life – it’s become a phobia. Many people never seek help for them, but treatment can be effective. Whether it’s a fear of birds, dogs, heights, or having injections, exposure and virtual reality can assist.

Duration:00:28:51

The power of compassion

3/16/2019
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Imagine somebody being critical of you, putting you down every day. That can be depressing. What’s more, if you do it to yourself over a long period it can cause changes in your brain, your body, and your feelings. Some psychologists say that a focus on compassion can soothe your inner critic and make a real difference. It’s known as Compassion Focussed Therapy.

Duration:00:29:07

The power of compassion

3/16/2019
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Imagine somebody being critical of you, putting you down every day. That can be depressing. What’s more, if you do it to yourself over a long period it can cause changes in your brain, your body, and your feelings. Some psychologists say that a focus on compassion can soothe your inner critic and make a real difference. It’s known as Compassion Focussed Therapy.

Duration:00:29:07

The post-natal mind

3/9/2019
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After the birth of her first child Nicola Redhouse experienced unrelenting post-natal anxiety. She’d grown up in a household steeped in psychoanalytic thought and had expected to gain insight from the Freudian concept of the unconscious mind. Instead she went on to discover neuropsychoanalysis—a field which investigates where the brain ends and the mind begins.

Duration:00:29:06

The post-natal mind

3/9/2019
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After the birth of her first child Nicola Redhouse experienced unrelenting post-natal anxiety. She’d grown up in a household steeped in psychoanalytic thought and had expected to gain insight from the Freudian concept of the unconscious mind. Instead she went on to discover neuropsychoanalysis—a field which investigates where the brain ends and the mind begins.

Duration:00:29:06