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All In The Mind - ABC RN

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Rank #5 in Life Sciences category

Health & Fitness
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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.

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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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393 Ratings
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Fantastic

By msarilala - May 01 2019
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This is brain food! Thanks for diverse & interesting shows

Love this podcast find!

By CatherineMoore - Sep 11 2018
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Wish I’d found this sooner, it came recommended to me. Great conversations, interviews and content.

iTunes Ratings

393 Ratings
Average Ratings
274
75
20
9
15

Fantastic

By msarilala - May 01 2019
Read more
This is brain food! Thanks for diverse & interesting shows

Love this podcast find!

By CatherineMoore - Sep 11 2018
Read more
Wish I’d found this sooner, it came recommended to me. Great conversations, interviews and content.
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All In The Mind - ABC RN

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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.

Rank #1: A roller-coaster of emotion—Borderline Personality Disorder

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Gabby was on an emotional roller-coaster, feeling empty and needy. After lashing out in anger, she’d regret it and say sorry over and over again. Her partner, Eliza, felt like she was walking on eggshells, always fearful of arousing Gabby’s intense emotions. Gabby was diagnosed with the highly stigmatised Borderline Personality Disorder. They share their journey together to a calmer and happier life.

Trigger warning: please note that this interview contains references to self-harm, abuse, and violence

Oct 06 2019

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Rank #2: Anxiety - and the 'worry bully'

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Anxiety is an essential human emotion—it kicks in to protect us from threats—but sometimes those threats are only perceived. When worries start to become overwhelming, approximately 25 per cent of us experience clinical anxiety. But it is highly treatable. A ten-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man share their anxious thoughts and their strategies to manage them.

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #3: Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman

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During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.

Jun 24 2018

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Rank #4: Depression and your sense of self

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If you’ve ever been depressed you may have wondered—is this the real me? And if anti-depressants work for you, do they get you back in touch with who you really are or make you feel more inauthentic? The findings from a University of Cambridge study suggest that how authentic you feel when being treated for depression may be relevant to your recovery.

Jul 29 2018

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Rank #5: Why smart people do stupid things

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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.

May 19 2019

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Rank #6: Mothering and mental illness

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Having children can be wonderful but there’s no doubt that parenting can be challenging, especially for women with mental illness. We hear about the lives of mothers diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder—it’s a disorder defined by extreme emotional instability and is surrounded by stigma. The treatment can make a real difference to the wellbeing of families.

Jan 13 2019

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Rank #7: The enigma of time

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When we’re bored time drags, and wouldn’t you swear that time seems to speed up as you get older? Drawing on the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience we explore the mystery of time perception, it’s connection to our sense of self and how we could be the architect of our own perception of time.

Sep 30 2018

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Rank #8: Adventures in sleep

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At night our brain can have adventures. Even if they're fully asleep, some people end up sleep walking or even sleep driving! The neuroscience of nightmares and dreaming—and what they can tell us about the workings of our brain.

Jun 16 2019

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Rank #9: Psychedelics, addiction, and mental health

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Psychedelic drugs were banned in the US in the late 1960s, which ended the flourishing research into their potential for treating mental illness. Now a leading professor from Imperial College London is re-visiting the field. He’s convinced that psychedelic therapy offers a new paradigm for mental health. His other passion is treatment for addiction, and to discover why some of us are more vulnerable than others.

Feb 24 2019

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Rank #10: The believing brain

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Billions of people across the world and throughout time have held strong metaphysical beliefs—whether religious in nature, or more supernatural or spiritual. This year’s World Science Festival dared to ask what science can tell us about religion, spirituality and our belief instinct—without passing judgement.

Apr 22 2018

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Rank #11: Trauma, memory, and mental health

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Trauma has a deep impact on the lives of survivors. It’s associated with mental and physical health problems, including substance abuse, and neuroscience is showing that a traumatic memory is quite different from a normal memory. Mental health services now realise that early trauma must be taken into account as an essential part of recovery from mental distress.

Mar 18 2018

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Rank #12: BPD and healing relationships

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Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental illness which causes deep pain and tumultuous relationships. But there is good therapy.

Feb 25 2018

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Rank #13: Inside talking therapy

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The art of talking and listening in therapy can be powerful and transformative. The talking cure has changed since Freudian psychoanalysis, but evidence is building that the therapeutic relationship can have deep and lasting benefits. Two leading psychotherapists reveal the common dynamics that can interrupt our sense of well-being, through characters based on real-life case studies.

Sep 08 2019

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Rank #14: The art of empathy

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Empathy is the power of understanding other people, which in turn allows societies to co-operate and function. But a leading British media executive is concerned that it’s lacking in today’s society, and that the arts and popular culture can bridge the gap.

Aug 26 2018

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Rank #15: Optimism and hope—with Martin Seligman

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Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Optimism may protect you from depression. But pessimism could be roughly equivalent to smoking more than 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Known as The Father of Positive Psychology, Professor Martin Seligman continues his talk to an Australian audience about how to promote human flourishing, and positive education.

Jul 01 2018

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Rank #16: Ethics and the brave new brain

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Advances in neuroscience and AI could revolutionise medicine but they also pose significant ethical and social challenges. If a brain computer interface can allow a blind person to see, or restore speech to those who’ve lost the ability to communicate, what does this mean for a person’s sense of self, personal responsibility, or privacy?

Sep 23 2018

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Rank #17: The kids of today

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Some surprises from the updated results of a famous psychological test involving marshmallows—and, when it comes to mood and happiness, teens of today may be on the brink of a mental health crisis—due to the widespread use of smart technology.

Apr 15 2018

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Rank #18: Loneliness—a social pain

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Loneliness is a growing issue around the world, and a recent national survey reveals that 1 in 4 Australians are lonely. Research also shows that loneliness can have a profound impact not just on our mental health but on our physical health as well. In fact, it could be as bad for our bodies as smoking. What’s causing this social pain and how can we reconnect with each other?

Apr 07 2019

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Rank #19: A highly superior memory

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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.

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #20: Telomeres, trauma, and mindfulness

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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.

Aug 11 2019

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