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Our bodies reflect change in the world around us. Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken ask - one body part at a time - how much control do we have?

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Our bodies reflect change in the world around us. Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken ask - one body part at a time - how much control do we have?

    T Cells

    T Cells

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, they zoom in on T cells: a type of white blood cell that forms a critical part of the body’s ability to fight off infection.

    Xand and Kimberley discover how scientists are hacking into the immune system and hear the story of 5-year-old Zac, who has undergone an innovative form of immunotherapy for leukemia.

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Researcher: Emily Finch
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 Min.
    Serotonin

    Serotonin

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, they explore serotonin: a chemical involved in everything from sleep to bowel function, appetite to blood clotting.

    Xand and Kimberley find out why serotonin’s reputation as the “happy chemical” is misleading, explore the interaction between serotonin and dopamine in sex drive, and hear about new approaches to treating depression using psychoactive drugs.

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Researcher: Emily Finch
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 Min.
    The Hippocampus

    The Hippocampus

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, they peep inside the brain's temporal lobes in search of the hippocampus: the seahorse-shaped seat of memory.

    The pair meet a memory athlete who reveals his techniques, explore how new insights from neuroscience can help us make better memories, and Kimberley gives Xand a memory test he’ll (hopefully) never forget...

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Researcher: Emily Finch
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 Min.
    The Vagus Nerve

    The Vagus Nerve

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, Kimberley and Xand are on the trail of the body’s longest cranial nerve – the vagus nerve – a critical highway which unites the body and brain, and a key part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest and relaxation.

    They discover why you really are what you eat, find out how vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is being used to treat conditions including epilepsy and depression, and explore the future of bioelectronic medicine. And they answer the question: how much influence do our bodies have over our minds?

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 33 Min.
    The Hands

    The Hands

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, Kimberley and Xand explore a body part they each thought they knew like the back of their hand.

    They hear about a neural-enabled prosthetic hand which can relay the sensation of touch, and discover the brain’s extraordinary ability to accommodate extra fingers and missing limbs.

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Researcher: Emily Finch
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 Min.
    The Liver

    The Liver

    Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body, asking what it can tell us about our innate capacity for change. In this episode, Kimberley and Xand muse on the personal and social significance of the liver.

    They explore the amazing science of liver regeneration, discover the unexpected roots of our cravings for alcohol and fatty foods, and hear the poignant story of the first person in the UK to give part of their liver to a stranger.

    Producer: Dan Hardoon
    Researcher: Emily Finch
    Executive Producer: Kate Holland
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 32 Min.

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