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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.

All In The Mind ABC Podcasts

    • Life Sciences

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.

    Fate, and predicting the human mind

    Fate, and predicting the human mind

    Questions about whether we are masters of our own destiny and if we really have free will have puzzled philosophers and scientists for many years. Now neuroscience is challenging much of what we thought we knew about ourselves—from how much our pre-birth experience affects our later lives, to how we make decisions and form our own reality.

    • 29 min
    Look up and connect

    Look up and connect

    When you’re waiting in a queue there are various ways to bide your time: chat to someone, gaze off into the distance, or check your phone. The science of human interaction tells us that the impact on your brain and body is vastly different depending on your choice. Live person-to-person connection changes us and the society we live in, so it’s in our best interests to use technology sensibly.



    This program was first broadcast in June 2019.

    • 29 min
    On happiness—notes from prison

    On happiness—notes from prison

    Picture this—an Australian journalist sitting near a squat toilet under the only light in the prison cell he shares with 140 others, writing pages of notes about happiness. After 15 months in a notorious Cambodian prison, for a crime he denies, James Ricketson shares his insights into his personal experience in Prey Sar prison—and his new reflections on the state of happiness.

    Please note that this episode contains a small amount of strong language

    This program was first broadcast in July 2019

    • 29 min
    Facing fears and phobias

    Facing fears and phobias

    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. But there is treatment, and virtual reality can assist.

    • 29 min
    Why smart people do stupid things

    Why smart people do stupid things

    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.

    • 29 min
    Telomeres, trauma, and mindfulness

    Telomeres, trauma, and mindfulness

    The connection between our minds and bodies determines our health and well-being, and the rate at which our cells age and die can be influenced by lifestyle choices. We hear about keeping our genes in good order by protecting our telomeres—a buffer zone at each end of our chromosomes. We'll also hear about a mindfulness-based intervention which could really help millions of extremely traumatised displaced people around the world.

    This program was first broadcast in August 2019

    • 28 min

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Often delivers the goods

This perennial favourite from the ABC had a pretty good hit rate. Interesting topics and lively talent make for good listening.

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I did write into the show to ask about a podcast and share something of mine but unfortunately didn’t get a response. Overall, love the podcast and will continue to listen

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Interesting & Scientific information 👍🏼

Well presented, current scientific information on mental health.
...Very interesting podcast.

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