All In The Mind - ABC Radio National

All In The Mind - ABC Radio National


All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.


All in the Mind presents Science Friction  

If you enjoy All in the Mind you may be interested in this Science Friction episode on the psychological impact of working on the U.S. drone program.

Contemplating consciousness  

We contemplate the nature of consciousness with a philosopher, a neuroscientist and a Buddhist scholar.

Racial bias and the brain  

Racism can be blatant and violent but often it's subtle & insidious. We explore the psychology and neuroscience of racial bias.

The enigma of time  

When we’re bored time drags, and wouldn’t you swear that time seems to speed up as you get older? Drawing on the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience we explore the mystery of time perception, it’s connection to our sense of self and how we could be the architect of our own perception of time.

Young people surviving cancer  

When you are young the last thing you expect is to be diagnosed with cancer and have to face your own mortality. Psychologists are working on ways to support young adults through their diagnosis, treatment and life post treatment.

Off the Hook  

How to renegotiate your relationship with your smart phone.

A meaningful life  

It may well be that the most significant factor to determine sustained happiness is a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.

Considering pain  

The context in which we sense pain can change the experience of it—but there are things to learn about how this happens.

First impressions—the face bias  

The science behind our judgement of faces for their trustworthiness, competency, and character.

A superhuman escape  

Maude Julien was imprisoned by her father in an isolated mansion in France and subjected her to endless horrifying endurance tests in a plan to create a superhuman.

The creation of emotions  

Are the emotions we experience the same as everyone else's? New research shows that emotions are not 'hard-wired', and are developed by our brains and our bodies as we go through life.

Contemplating happiness with Matthieu Ricard  

Scientific studies have shown that your brain can be trained to be more compassionate; and together with altruism, it can generate a positive outlook for everyone.

The genetics of depression  

Depression is the most disabling chronic condition worldwide and research is now underway to precisely identify the genes associated with it—the results may lead to dramatically improved and personalised treatment.

Connecting with baby  

Emerging theories of child development suggest that a babies have agency over their movements even in the womb, and that their actions help them to make sense of the world.

The science of hedonism  

Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll. It’s a winning trifecta—no matter what the potential dangers are. Hear about the discovery of LSD, and the wide-ranging effects that music has on our brain.

The psychology of paedophilia  

The psychology of paedophilia. Are there differences in the brains of paedophiles or is attraction to children on a universal continuum, controlled only by socialisation?

End of life care  

At a specially designed palliative care unit at a leading Sydney hospital we hear from a patient about his needs and expectations for the final stages of his life—and the staff reflect on what they learn about their own priorities in life by caring for others.

When a healthy diet becomes an unhealthy obsession  

We’re bombarded by blogs and social media with rules for healthy eating: quit sugar, go gluten-free, cut out carbs, eat paleo. But taking the rules too far could lead to an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.

The food-mood connection  

In the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry, the evidence is now building that particular foods could have a significant influence on our mental health—particularly depression.

Learning to learn  

Most of us love being able to look up just about anything on our smart phones and know the answer in an instant. But do you ever worry about what that’s doing to our brains and our capacity to retain knowledge?

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