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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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    • 4.3 • 1.9K 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.

    How dopamine drives our addictions

    How dopamine drives our addictions

    What role does dopamine play in cycles of addiction — and how might we use that knowledge to break them?

    • 29 min
    Making big decisions

    Making big decisions

    Career, family, relationships - how do we think about big decisions and in turn how do they shape our lives? And what makes a 'good decision?'

    On All in the Mind this week, we hear from three people who have faced big life decisions and an expert who researches life's choices and how we can make better ones.

    • 29 min
    The toxic effects of rudeness

    The toxic effects of rudeness

    Are your colleagues rude?

    Do people regularly ignore each other or dismiss opinions in meeting? Ever gotten an all caps email?

    On All in the Mind this week, we examine the toxic effects of rude behaviour.

    And are we getting more rude as a society?

    • 28 min
    Language and loss

    Language and loss

    What goes on in the multilingual mind? And what does it mean to 'lose' your language?

    Author and linguist Julie Sedivy with a story of losing – and re-discovering – her native language.

    • 29 min
    Habits and making them stick

    Habits and making them stick

    Habits are notoriously hard to change—exercising more often, practising calmness, getting healthy—it all takes time and effort. So perhaps you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a way to get habits into your routine. We talk with Bernard Balleine, Director of the Decision Neuroscience Lab at UNSW; and with B J Fogg, founder of the Behaviour Design Lab at Stanford University about his new book Tiny Habits. 

    • 29 min
    Tears, fears and hope — your pandemic life

    Tears, fears and hope — your pandemic life

    With restrictions easing around the country, we wanted to know how you've survived the past year and a half - what's gotten you through and what you can't wait to do next.

    On All in the Mind this week, we turn the show over to you, our listeners, and hear your pandemic survival stories.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Getsmartmax ,

Brilliant, fascinating and current

I’ve been listening to this podcast by ABC Radio for years. It never fails to deliver. Quality, clear and always fully clear on the sources of information, both experiential and researchers.

MimiTreasure ,

Great content, beautifully presented

I love Sarah voice, she present beautifully. All the topics are so relatable but also exquisitely different. My fav thing about this podcast is that it dives straight into the topic at hand and doesn’t fiddle with useless banter. Keep up the good work! Big fan Sarah

AusCharli ,

Delirium in the ICU - astounding!!

This episode should be part of every aged care worker’s tool box when helping individuals and their families with post hospitalisation of a loved one. My 95 year old mother’s entire character changed and the paranoia was acute. This podcast explained EVERYTHING. While dementia was diagnosed post hospitalisation, mum has since almost recovered and this information has helped us all recover and come to terms with, through a new understanding, of what mum experienced and what we can expect. The trauma was terrible for us all and this has been a great comfort. I can’t thank you enough. Mind-changing information.

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