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.
The mysterious corpus callosum: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
The corpus callosum links one side of our brain to the other. It’s not essential for survival, but in some people it’s missing or malformed, causing quite mild to extreme disabilities. The good news is that research is now revealing that it holds intriguing secrets about brain plasticity.
This program was first broadcast in May 2016.
Girls and Autism: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
Most people tend to think of autism as a male disorder, and the character in the film Rain Man often comes to mind. But emerging research shows that girls often have different symptoms which cause them to slip through the net.
This program was originally broadcast in June 2015,
Dissociation and coping with trauma: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
Warning: some listeners may find aspects of this program confronting.
The compelling account of a woman who lived with dissociative identity disorder—and how she eventually became integrated.
A highly superior memory: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
If you were given a date from the last five years could you say what day of the week it was? One young woman in Australia can remember every single day of her life since she was born. We hear about her life and the research she’s involved with—as a single participant.
Turn on, tune in: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
Turn on, tune in and drop out … that was the catch cry of U.S. psychologist Timothy Leary in the 1960s. By 1966 psychedelics were demonised and banned, but now—in controlled scientific settings—there's a psychedelic 'renaissance' in mental health therapy. Early research on the use of ecstasy in the treatment of stress disorders looks promising.
Parenting with a mental illness: One of Lynne Malcolm's favourite programs
Being a parent can be very rewarding, but if you are managing your own mental health you may not be able to be the parent you’d like to be. It can be sad and confusing for kids too—and they often take on a caring role.