100 episodes

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

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    • Life Sciences
    • 4.3, 1.6K Ratings

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

    Podcast extra: Culture Dose views Flowers and Fruit

    Podcast extra: Culture Dose views Flowers and Fruit

    As mentioned in yesterday's program, here’s a taste of one of the Culture Dose sessions called 'Joy in everyday life'. Head to our program webapge for a brief meditative exercise with Katherine Boydell from the Black Dog Institute, then Access Programs Producer at the Art Gallery of NSW, Danielle Gullotta, guides the viewer through the painting.

    • 23 min
    Prescribing art for mental health

    Prescribing art for mental health

    In this time of social isolation, many of us have turned to getting creative...baking bread, picking up a paintbrush, or checking out online theatre performances and virtual gallery tours. Now there’s research on whether prescribing art could help with mental health conditions, such as depression. Take a dose of culture for your wellbeing. 

    • 28 min
    Seeing when you're blind

    Seeing when you're blind

    Charles Bonnet Syndrome is sometimes called the ‘plaything of the brain’ for the blind and visually impaired. The syndrome isn’t associated with mental illness or dementia, yet people with it are able to ‘see’ things — like little wriggling children in pink and white pyjamas, or a goat riding on a bike through their lounge room.

    • 29 min
    Kindness, and Longevity

    Kindness, and Longevity

    We could never have guessed the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic would have on us. We’re all affected in different ways but the need to stay physically distant from one another has highlighted the importance of human connection, empathy, and kindness. We hear about the research showing that strong social networks will keep us living longer than any fitness tracker or superfood. And one man’s determination to promote kindness throughout the world after a family tragedy.

    • 29 min
    Electricity and the brain

    Electricity and the brain

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) has a chequered history, but its modern iteration is nothing like the scenes depicted in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Used to treat severe depression and psychosis, ECT's side effects include some degree of memory loss. We delve into the discussion around benefits vs side effects, and speak to three patients about their varying degrees of success with the treatment.

    • 29 min
    The anxious type’s guide to 2020

    The anxious type’s guide to 2020

    It’s hard to know how to look after your mental health at a time like this. But what happens if that’s something you were already struggling with, before the pandemic hit? 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

quotidianista ,

Great new presenter

The new presenter makes this show much livelier and more engaging- please find a way to keep her on!

Wendyseana ,

A firm favourite

Consistently fascinating with such interesting guests talking on all things to do with our minds, brains, such as accessible discussions on memory, empathy, dreaming, neural physiology and the second brain that is our gut!

Banksia Activist ,

Fascinating, diverse content, great interviews and guests, high quality evidence base

Fascinating, diverse content, great interviews and guests, high quality evidence base

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