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.
Claims about human psychology and behaviour in top international journals are largely based on the WEIRDest people in the world. People from Western Educated Industrialised Rich Democratic - or WEIRD - societies are widely used as research subjects, but the assumption that they represent a universal human population may be vastly wrong, and skew psychological research. More cultural psychology could be the answer.
The predictive mind
The mind contains everything we think and feel – our experiences are created by the brain, mostly without our awareness. This makes it pretty much impossible to fully know the mind of others. Research shows that, to ensure our survival, the brain constantly attempts to predict what will happen next.
A love letter to smell
When you're near coriander or parmesan cheese, do you smell fresh sweetness or vomit and soap?
How to stay mentally healthy
What small changes can we make in our daily lives to improve our mental health?
Podcast Extra: Dr Alex Korb offers more techniques out of depression, anxiety
Can you rewire your brain to recover from depression?
Trusting Strangers - Who Do We Trust and Why?
When two strangers meet, how do they figure out whether to trust one another?