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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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    • Life Sciences
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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.

    Trusting Strangers - Who Do We Trust and Why?

    Trusting Strangers - Who Do We Trust and Why?

    When two strangers meet, how do they figure out whether to trust one another?

    • 29 min
    Facing The Dark to See The Light

    Facing The Dark to See The Light

    Tara Lal was engulfed by grief after the loss of her mother and brother, but found in her brother's diaries her reason to keep going.

    • 29 min
    Introducing... Patient Zero

    Introducing... Patient Zero

    Even big diseases start small...

    PATIENT ZERO is a new podcast that tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one.

    Over four episodes the team follow the aftermath of a natural disaster, reset the timeline of one of Australia's most devastating epidemics, get to the bottom of a shocking medical mystery, and do their best to keep pace with the new normal.

    PATIENT ZERO is a co-production of ABC Science and Radio National. To check it out, search for "RN Presents Patient Zero" on the ABC Listen app, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 5 min
    Sharing dreams and social visions

    Sharing dreams and social visions

    If you’re having particularly vivid dreams during this CoVID pandemic then you’re not alone. But your dreams may collectively say something about broader society. Across the globe from Italy to Australia, social dreamers have been meeting in Zoom matrices, to share dreams and gain insights. It’s like a megaphone from the unconscious..

    • 29 min
    The bizarre dreaming of COVID-19

    The bizarre dreaming of COVID-19

    Many of us have had more vivid dreams and nightmares during this global pandemic. A multinational study is set to find out how COVID-19 is affecting our dreams, and whether changes to our inner consciousness could affect our mental health. Along the way researchers will investigate the mysteries of why we dream, why they are often so bizarre, and whether there’s really a difference between dreams during sleep and mind wandering. 

    • 35 min
    Reflections on shame

    Reflections on shame

    Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation caused by bad or foolish behaviour and can affect our mental health. This is seen particularly in the rise of anxiety and of self-harm. But public shame - especially in our digital age - can be a strong tool to regulate our social behaviour. 

    • 28 min

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