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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.



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Two world renowned psychiatrists, Perminder Sachdev and Norman Doidge, join Natasha Mitchell on the All in the Mind couch, prepared to be asked anything . Are you normal? What is alien hand syndrome? The tics of Tourette syndrome -- what causes them? Do stories of broken brains generate little more than a cabinet of neurological curiosities?
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As old as the state of Queensland itself, Goodna Mental Hospital became Australia's largest asylum, housing 50,000 people over its lifetime. In this series All in the Mind unearths stories from people who lived and worked there. A nurse reflects on life in the asylum during World War II before the dramatic arrival of modern medications, and two sisters reminisce on growing up at Goodna with their matron aunt in the 1930s. Very different insights from opposite sides of the ward walls.
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All in the Mind takes you on an extraordinarily ordinary journey across the mental and physical terrain of a big city. For many the ideal method of urban travel is straight out of Star Trek—teleporting. But in the 21st century city there are flaneurs and commuters savouring their journeys, on foot and by bike. They're taking in the smells and sounds of back alleys, recalling emotional memories at intersections and celebrating stacks of shipping containers. Join us on a 'psychogeographical'...
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A little tension keeps us on our toes - we're biologically primed for it. But 'toxic' stress makes us physically sick, and powerful research is now revealing its potent impact on our developing bodies and brains. Don't miss two world leaders transforming our understanding.
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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? After discovering their autistic son’s affinity with horses, one family took journeys on horseback to traditional healers across the world, and went on to develop a new method of connecting with autistic children using horses and nature. But not everybody agrees it’s the most effective way to go.
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Japanese psychoanalyst Dr Naoto Kawabata is working with devastated communities evacuated after the Tohoku earthquake and nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture. Cardiff University's Understanding Risk team has studied people living adjacent to British nuclear plants, to explore how it shapes their identities. Probing the nuclear psyche.
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Jungian psychoanalyst and psychotherapist Robert Bosnak is a dream worker. To him dreams are an ecosystem of imaginings—powerful bodily experiences populated by characters with their own intelligences. When you encounter the images of your dreaming mind do you find one Self, or many? And, next week, a leading neuroscientist probing the possible link between memory and dreaming.
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Impulsive behaviour, anger, mood swings, poor concentration, memory loss. A knock to the head that qualifies as a brain injury can transform your behaviour in unexpected ways. Confronting research suggests acquired or traumatic brain injuries - past and recent - are rife in prison populations, with little to no screening or targeted interventions in place.
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The virtuoso violinist, star surgeon and super sportswoman - could any of us become the best of the best? Daniel Coyle toured the world's famous talent 'hotbeds' in search of secrets. Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson says with enough 'deliberate practice' - 10,000 hours of it, he argues - anything's possible. But does that trump 'natural talent'?
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Grandad is an artist! Dementia and the creative mind. Dementia is commonly regarded as a cruel and relentlessly progressive disorder -where, over time, a person is stripped of their unique skills and identity. But recently clinicians have noted not only deficits in dementia patients, but that other cognitive skills remain intact - and can even become accentuated. Remarkably a number of patients with dementia develop new artistic abilities. According to neurologist Bruce Miller, from the Memory...
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In his new book, Why We Disagree About Climate Change , top British climate scientist Mike Hulme wants to understand climate change as a psychological and cultural force. Anthropologist Jonathan Marshall has just edited a provocative collection of Jungian perspectives on climate change. They join Natasha Mitchell to discuss mythology, mental ecology and a changing climate.
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Mind your mind: Alzheimer's disease There are 25 million people in the world suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the figure is forecast to double every 20 years. It's now believed that the changes in our brains that lead to the disease may begin decades before the symptoms appear. What are the early signs, and how can you distinguish them from the natural memory loss that comes with ageing? We also hear from a woman who cares for her husband with Alzheimer's and an Australian scientist who's...
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Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman rarely gives interviews. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1972 for his work on antibodies, but at 81 he's a true Renaissance man of the brain, heading up what he describes as a 'scientific monastery' in San Diego. He joins Natasha Mitchell to talk consciousness, creativity and 'neural Darwinism'.
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Acclaimed novelist Sue Woolfe, author of Leaning Towards Infinity , found herself mystified by her own mind as she wrestled with narrative of her book, The Secret Cure: a tale of love, science and autism . She set out to answer a question troubling her, 'What are people who sit in rooms making up stories doing with their minds?' She lays her writer's psyche bare to discuss shame, subversion, control and the creative process. A rare glimpse inside the mind's eye of a storyteller.
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A completely blind artist paints perfect replicas of the world he's never seen. An Indian child born with cataracts miraculously gains full visual capacity at age 12. People born blind experience their 'seeing' mind in different ways, and are helping scientists challenge the dogma of a brain rigidly hard-wired for vision. And, Zoltan Torey, blinded 56 years ago in an industrial accident, shares his own wildly vivid experience of an 'inner eye'.
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Polish-born Sabina Wolanski, now 80, was a teenager when her entire family was killed by Nazis, and was the sole Holocaust survivor to speak at the launch of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Russian-born Maria Tumarkin came to Australia as a teenager in 1980s. Her new book unearths courage in the crevices of everyday life, and she's defiantly not interested in heroes. They join Natasha Mitchell in an intimate exchange about brave minds.
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The Nature of Belief : Australian Science Festival Debate Why do you believe what you do? Is the human mind an organ designed for belief? Why are we so convinced of the existence of things we can't prove or see? Are some beliefs healthy and others pathological? Margaret Wertheim, author of Pythagoras' Trousers, and The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace; cognitive scientist Professor Max Coltheart, co-editor of Pathologies of Belief, and theologian, film-maker and cult-buster, Reverend Dr David...
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Wait! Before you reach for the insect spray, listen to this show. From robotic crickets to bees that see in the dark, meet a couple of neuroethologists probing the incomprehensibly small, but surprisingly brilliant, brains of bugs.
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Is the human mind smart enough to ever understand itself? The size of a sesame seed, bees brains are brighter than you think - but do they have a mind? And, if we come up with an artificial intelligence to rival our own, how will we teach it right from wrong? Philosopher Colin Allen and neuroscientist Mandyam Srinivasan join Natasha Mitchell to talk mind, matter, moral machines and more at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
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Criminal profiling has captured the pop culture psyche - from CSI to The Silence of the Lambs , with star forensic psychologists who have an uncanny knack for getting inside the criminal mind. But what's profiling like in the real world - and does it really work?
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Smokers cling to the ciggies for dear life, knowing it will likely be a much shorter one. An anti-smoking drug released in Australia targets nicotine receptors in the brain, working differently to traditional nicotine replacement therapies. But are we too fixed on a quick fix for addiction? And, the challenge of investigating post-marketing reports that the drug may trigger suicidal thoughts and behaviour in some users. Real side effect of the meds, or part of nicotine withdrawal?
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Life on Ice - Behind the Psychology of Infertility For many people becoming a parent is at the very heart of the meaning of life.
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The prison of depression - a conversation with Dorothy Rowe Dorothy Rowe has always seen herself as an outsider, yet this psychologist and prolific author is considered one of the 50 wisest people in the UK and her many books continue to sell like hot cakes. Depression, she says, is an intolerable prison we build for ourselves, but we can escape by choosing to change the way we interpret our lives. Hear her controversial yet heartfelt views on the 'prison of depression' in this frank...
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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 dementia patients can lift their mood and even their cognition. And we see how some Montessori philosophy can help to improve the quality of dementia care.
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When people with mental illness and cognitive impairments cycle in an out of jail—is there a better solution? 'Problem solving courts' are one approach, and shift the relationship between the judge and the judged. Join Natasha Mitchell at a symposium considering the 'for and against' with key players in Australia.
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Psychiatrist and neuroscientist, John Mann, has a grisly job. He wants to understand why some deeply depressed souls take their own lives, yet others resist. His team's post-mortem studies suggest a distinct neurobiology of suicide. And, for those left behind, might there be a definite 'biology of sadness' too? Also, a bereft father writes to his dead son, and asks 'why?'
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Dr Judy Willis applies new knowledge in neuroscience to develop better learning strategies for children.
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It conjures up images of the Six Million Dollar Man or Star Trek. A bionic eye for the profoundly blind. What are the prospects for a prosthesis or retinal chip to restore vision? Can engineers really replicate the deeply subjective experience that is seeing? And, would near enough be good enough? Could a few spots of light compromise the other well honed senses of touch, sound and smell that colonise the visual centres of blind brains? Graeme Innis, Australia's Federal Human Rights and...
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As old as the state of Queensland itself, Goodna Mental Hospital became Australia's largest and oldest asylum, housing 50,000 people over its lifetime. In this series, All in the Mind shares stories from people who lived and worked there. From a nurse who worked there from the 1940s - to a woman incarcerated as a young ward of the state, now fighting for justice. Warts and all recollections of madness, care and abuse. (Rebroadcast)
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We can't survive without them -- and we've long underestimated their prowess. Controversially, bacteria could even have cognitive talents that rival our own. Predatory behaviour, cooperation, memory -- Jules Verne eat your heart out -- Natasha Mitchell takes you on a strange adventure into the secret world of microbial mentality.
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The dogma used to be that the adult brain was a rigid, unchangeable organ, but that pessimistic perspective is now being radically revised. Psychiatrist Dr Norman Doidge journeyed into the labs and lives of the 'neuroplasticians' -- once scientific mavericks, they're challenging the old neurological nihilism. Professor Jeffrey Schwartz is one. They both join Natasha Mitchell in discussion to reveal how the human brain has underestimated itself! Next week, plasticity on the couch...
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The incredible saga of Ishi, California's last 'wild' Indian, is the stuff of American folklore. It's also the quest for a lost brain, taken from Ishi's tuberculosis ravaged body at death—only to be rediscovered and repatriated 80 years later. And next week—a young Maori scientist working with post-mortem brain tissue is breaking new ground, to keep her lab life 'culturally safe'.
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Part 1 of 2: A Night of Slumber Revealed Prick up your ears and eyelids and listen in. Despite over 100 years of theory and research, no-one knows exactly why we need to sleep and dream yet we know we can't survive without precious slumber. Why? Join BBC radio broadcaster Claudia Hammond as she's wired up in a sleep clinic to reveal the inner workings of her own sleepy brain, and yours too. NOTE: The transcript or podcast won't be available because of copyright reasons. Instead enjoy The...
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Self Help Obsession? Each year Australians spend millions of dollars striving for personal perfection. There is a multi-billion-dollar industry to tell us how to do anything from remove excess fat on our bodies to bulk-up the mediocrity of our pay packets. The language of self help has seeped into almost every corner of our lives, with TV programs like Dr Phil giving daily advice for self improvement. Micki McGee - a sociologist from New York University - puts this personal development...
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Join George Prochnick as he escapes the racket of New York City on a profound quest for the quiet. His book, In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise , encounters the deaf architecture movement, surprises in the stillness of a Trappist monastery, and the Self unmasked by silence. Corinne Podger reports.
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The Cove took out this year's Oscar for best documentary for its confronting coverage of the annual dolphin culls in Taiji, Japan. Scientists argue dolphins have complex, large brains - second only to human brains relative to body weight. Join Natasha Mitchell with leading cetacean scientists and an ethicist for a tour of a waterborne 'alien intelligence'. What are the consequences for captivity, and a controversial call for 'personhood' status?
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Four-year-old Tara has a very special brain. Like Rain Man, she was born without a Corpus Callosum. It's the head's superhighway -- a thick band of nerve fibres connecting the two hemispheres of the brain. Join Natasha Mitchell as she experiences a day in the life of the Ingerson family, with rare insights into one of the most complicated neurological birth defects.
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Advertising used to be straightforward. Now neuromarketing has arrived, armed with a brain scanner and seeking to unearth your real buying desires. The Mad Men are excited, there's enticing potential, but neuroethicists have concerns for the autonomy and privacy of your inner-most sanctum - your thoughts.
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BBC Baghdad correspondent Andrew North was struck down with a debilitating illness after reporting on the US invasion in Iraq, paralysed with acute pain as his immune system attacked his nervous system. After reporting on and witnessing the pain of others, he was forced to confront his own. In this series, Andrew investigates the perplexing experience of pain. In Part 2 - the expression and suppression of pain - what works? All in the Mind's podcast this week features The Nature of...
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An Intimate History of the Unconscious Our minds are wayward beasts. Many of the quirks of our conscious experience go unexplained. Could our conscious mind be but the tip of an iceberg, underpinned by the seething underbelly of the unconscious? Freud famously thought so. The Ancients appealed to gods, the gremlins and the underworld to explain our strange ways. Cognitive scientist Guy Claxton has unearthed the unconscious throughout history. Despite the exciting triumphs of neuroscience, he...
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Half the living things on the planet are parasites, and they've developed uncanny ways of making us do what they want. A spooky encounter with suicidal crickets, mad rats and Zombie ants -- the parasites are here to take over our brain. One ecologist argues they could even be changing our personality at the civilisational scale.
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The Brain Computer Interface Artist Pro Hart died of it, so did actor David Niven - the nightmarish legacy of Motor Neurone disease which paralyses the body as the disease progresses. Communication can become restricted to an eye-blink, with the mind remaining intact and active in a frozen body. But the technological cutting edge of the brain-computer interface could make a difference, and help people communicate with the outside world using the only thing they have left...their mind. Turn on...
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Intuitively we sense that nature relaxes us -- even small pockets of green in the concrete urban jungle seem to make a difference. But finding good scientific evidence for how and why has been more difficult -- until now. Crime rates, academic performance, aggression and even ADHD. Could a bit of greening make all the difference? And, ecology on the couch -- a self described 'ecotherapist' with novel techniques. Original broadcast: 16/2/2008
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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.
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Born into the bloody horror of war, Sudanese rap artist Emmanuel Jal was 9 when he was recruited into the Sudanese Peoples' Liberation Army as a child soldier. Incredibly he survived, and his music reaches a generation of Lost Boys. And next week, a remarkable dance and movement therapist helping former child soldiers in Sierra Leone express and heal the traumas of their psyches through their bodies.
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Imagine a future where computers exceed our own intelligence; where problem solving is no longer limited by human thinking -- what then? It's a moment in technological time some call 'The Singularity'. But how much is technological reality, and how much fantasy? Science writer Mike McRae catches up with AI researchers and sci-fi writers to ponder the possibilities and probabilities.
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For centuries scientists have grappled with the concept of memory—what is it, how does it work and can we really rely on it? US historian Alison Winter traces the history of the way we have conceptualised memory—from the use of truth serums and hypnotism to the science of forgetting. She describes the way memory has been compared to filing cabinets, flashbulbs and motion pictures over the past century.
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Apes are our closest relatives -- nearly 99% of our genes are identical -- but how do our inner lives compare? Culture, empathy, language, learning -- do chimps have the smarts to pull these off? Channel your 'inner ape' with the world's top primatologists as they unearth surprising results.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins All in the Mind's Natasha Mitchell and leading scholars in a dialogue about science and the self. This week, founder of the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace consider with him what it takes to flourish... really flourish...individually and collectively.
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We live in a world mediated by flickering screens. But do 'people of the screen' think fundamentally differently to 'people of the book'? What will the brain look like in generations to come? Eminent neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield paints an apocalyptic picture of an identity lost, and cognition fundamentally compromised, forever stuck in the sensory chaos of early childhood.
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Impulsive, impatient, easily bored, chaotic and need to multi-task? Adult ADHD is quite common but not well understood and managed.
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It’s been controversial for centuries but new empirical research suggests that language has a powerful influence over the way we think and perceive the world. Lera Boroditsky from Stanford University suggests that Japanese and Spanish speakers have a different sense of blame, and some Indigenous Australians have a different sense of space — all because of the language they speak.
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Mel was dux of her high school with bright prospects. At 25, she needs 24-hour family care, persecuted by a violent voice in her head who she calls Ron. Journalist Tom Tilley takes us to meet Mel and her family for a rare, raw and intimate insight into the experience of hearing voices; and reports on current uncertainty over causes and treatments.
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In an Easter special with a difference, renowned philosopher AC Grayling asks: Do science and religion represent fundamentally different mind-sets—different ways of thinking about the world? From the stage of the recent Global Atheist Convention, he makes the provocative case that popular efforts to reconcile the two are misguided.
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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.
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Mind. Brain. Are they the same thing, or is the mind something special? The conundrum has perplexed us for centuries. Descartes split the two - into a spiritual, soul-like mind and fleshly, material brain. But in 1956 a group of 'renegade' Oxford graduates Down Under, now international stars in philosophy, launched a challenge. Consciousness and the brain were united, and any talk of mental spooks and ghosts in the machine was out...almost. Now in their 80s, David Armstrong and Jack Smart and...
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From clinical hypnosis to transcranial direct current stimulation
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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.
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Reading the minds of others can be darned hard. Are their intentions good, bad or indifferent? Whether we hold people accountable for their behaviour depends on the answer. Scientists probe questions like this through experiments. Philosophers traditionally appeal to intuition and argument. But now a young band of experimental philosophers are taking armchair philosophy to task, and digging for data.
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Like many young Australians in their early 20s, writer Julie Deakin headed to Europe for her first 'Big Adventure'. But holidaying in Hungary with her sister she found herself diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and scheduled for immediate surgery, in a land whose language she didn't speak. It was the start of an eight-year saga before her death in 1998, confronting a tumour that wouldn't go away, and the finality of a passionate young life. This week, Julie's story.
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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.
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Are you a sensitive flower -- like a vulnerable orchid, or more like a hardy dandelion? We explore the intriguing orchid–dandelion hypothesis which suggests that the genes that underlie our greatest weakness may also be the basis for our most positive traits, given the right environment.
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The starving brain The pressure to be thin is more intense than ever and with around 80% of teenage girls choosing to diet some slide down the slippery slope into anorexia nervosa. While our knowledge of this puzzling disorder is still limited, some inroads of understanding are being made into what occurs in the starving brain. In this week's program we hear some of the latest scientific research into the mechanisms of anorexia, and a young woman who's on the path to recovery gives a moving...
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80% of the world consumes it, coffee bean aficionados relish it, but is caffeine the pick me up we think it is? Surprising evidence says it's all an illusion. And, the rise of caffeinated energy drinks is causing concern. The dark side to caffeine we rarely hear about. And we want your coffee stories too -- speak to us! We've just launched the new All in the Mind Audioboo channel for your feedback and conversations. Think of it as social media meets radio talkback! Find out how here . Natasha...
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Fragmented minds, part 2 Schizophrenia is caused by a complex range of genetic and environmental factors but it can seem to occur out of the blue. We hear from a father who first knew his son had schizophrenia when he found him curled up in his wardrobe, psychotic, frozen with fear. We find out about some of the early warning signs and how young people with schizophrenia can be helped to cope with the social isolation and impaired thinking abilities that result from this debilitating brain...
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Petrol sniffing and the brain: 'petrol blackbella, chuck im la bin' Yilila The practice of petrol sniffing is devastating some Australian Aboriginal communities, with some kids starting to inhale petrol fumes as young as six years old. But amazingly very little was known about the effect sniffing petrol has on the brain until recently. Lynne Malcolm speaks with a scientist whose research is beginning to cast light on a problem which has been too easy to sweep under the carpet. And we hear from...
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The Emotional Brain: Part 1, Sexual Desire For centuries western philosophers proclaimed emotions the enemy of rational thought. It was believed that emotions stymied cool-headed thinking. But over the last twenty years a quiet scientific and philosophical revolution has taken place. Instead of being the font of irrationality, emotions are now routinely viewed as integral to intelligent action. But uncertainty still surrounds the emotions. So what can contemporary science and philosophy tell us...
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Maori people believe the body is derived from the earth, and returns to the ancestral earth at death—complete. The flesh, and all its bits, are sacred. The new Human Tissue Bill in New Zealand has provoked debate over who owns your body at death—you or your family? The Maori Party argues the legislation is Western-centric and racist. And, a young Maori scientist working with post-mortem brain tissue is breaking new ground, to keep her lab life 'culturally safe', in consultation with her...
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A peaceful view through a hospital window promotes healing after surgery, while other environments can make us sicker. Why? What is it about place and space that shapes your body and brain chemistry? Dr Esther Sternberg is a world leader in understanding the powerful interactions between your brain, emotions and immune system.
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Memory – it’s the thread that runs through our lives, but how are our early memories formed? Psychologists are finding that the way we talk with our young children and tell them family stories affects their early memories and their sense of themselves when they become teenagers. And, why we forget most of what we learn when we cram for an exam. Research suggests that repeated study is not as effective for enduring learning, as regular testing of newly acquired knowledge. Suparna Rajaram...
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If this is a Man? Men and mandatory detention The majority of asylum seekers held in Australia's immigration detention centres are men. Detention centres impose severe restrictions and for men long-term incarceration can be devastating. Aamer Sultan is a doctor and refugee and he believes the three years he spent in detention changed the core of his identity. The director of the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Dr Louise Newman, assists some of those critically disturbed by their incarceration....
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Imagine if thoughts could move matter? US Army Sergeant Glen Lehman lost his arm at the end of his tour of duty in Iraq - now he's trialling a limb he controls with his mind alone. And, pioneering neural engineer Andrew Schwartz decodes monkey minds, with potentially extraordinary possibilities for paralysed people.
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