Psych Podcasts

ALL in the Mind

All In The Mind – ABC Radio National
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/
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Children who hear voices
Imagination is vital for children’s development, but sometimes kids hear voices of characters who aren’t there—a new book helps kids understand what’s behind these voices.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/children-who-hear-voices/8377416



The strength of recognition
Indigenous people in the heart of our country are adversely affected by the harsh racial divide, and their history of suffering and trauma. We hear from psychologists and indigenous leaders about a ground-breaking community psychoanalytic approach to Aboriginal mental health
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-strength-of recognition/8352904



Growing up digitally

Today’s kids are well connected to smart devices and social media platforms. Growing up digitally offers exciting opportunities, but also has its challenges.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/growing-up-digitally/8331844


Definitely tone deaf?
Are you a good singer, or are you only comfortable singing in the privacy of your shower? We explore a condition called congenital amusia—also known as tone deafness—and track a self-confessed bad singer trying to get back in tune.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/definitely-tone-deaf/8307996



Dissociation and coping with trauma

The compelling account of a woman who lived with dissociative identity disorder—and how she eventually became integrated.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/dissociation-and-coping-with-trauma/8290294



What’s in a face? Prosopagnosia

The faces of our friends and family are instantly recognisable to us—but about 1 in 50 of us say that looking at a face is like looking at a brick wall.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/whats-in-a-face-prosopagnosia/8269742



The gendered mind

Do men and women have fundamentally different minds? We re-examine the science to see if testosterone really is king when it comes to our gender formation.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/testosterone/8248976


Parenting with a mental illness
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.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/parenting-with-a-mental-illness/8226196



Brain override

Now that we know about brain plasticity, many of us hope that we can improve the control we have over some of our brain states.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/override/8208848



The science of mind over body

Placebos, virtual reality gaming, Pavlov’s-dog-style conditioning, and just plain care are some of the proven ways that our minds can treat and heal our bodies. There’s a growing body of scientific evidence confirming what we may already suspect about how mental states can affect health—but what are the limits of mind-body medicine?
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-science-of-mind-over-body/8139240


The ghost in my brain
When a professor of artificial intelligence had disturbing brain injury symptoms as a result of a concussion, he lost his former self—but encouraged by the potential of brain plasticity he changed the course of his life.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-ghost-in-my-brain/8139236



The mysterious corpus callosum

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.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-mysterious-corpus-callosum/8139232



It’s a conspiracy

9/11 was an inside job, Princess Diana was murdered in a government plot, and the Apollo 11 moon landing was faked. There’s a conspiracy theory for just about every major event—but believers aren’t just on the paranoid fringe, wearing tin foil hats.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/its-a-conspiracy/8139224



The Indigenous memory code

Traditional Aboriginal Australian songlines hold the key to a powerful memory technique used by indigenous people around the world.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/indigenous-memory-code/8131606



Social lives, genes, and our health

Having a sense of meaning in life can protect against chronic disease—but those who lack social connection are more prone to ill health. We talk with Steve Cole about social genomics.
Having a sense of meaning in life can protect against chronic disease—but those who lack social connection are more prone to ill health. We talk with Steve Cole about social genomics.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/social-lives-genes-and-our-health/8119372


Healing rhythms
Rhythmic music can affect how the brain controls our stress response. We discuss with counsellor Simon Faulkner how group-based drumming taps into people’s emotions—and when combined with reflective discussion this can be an effective alternative form of
Rhythmic music can affect how the brain controls our stress response. We discuss with counsellor Simon Faulkner how group-based drumming taps into people’s emotions—and when combined with reflective discussion this can be an effective alternative form of therapy.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/healing-rhythms/8095708



Emotional CPR
Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher would like to shift the paradigm of mental health services and empower people to play a strong role in their own recovery—so he’s teaching emotional CPR.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/emotional-cpr/8077910


The psychology of money
As the festive season—and budgets—approach, we discuss how to wise-up to money. Lynne Malcolm and Claudia Hammond talk dollars and sense.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-psychology-of-money/8046818


ADHD and overdiagnosis
Twenty percent of American boys are diagnosed with ADHD by the time they turn 18—is ADHD being overdiagnosed and overtreated? Alan Schwarz, Florence Levy, and Rae Thomas give their perspectives.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/adhd-and-overdiagnosis/8027804



Finding consciousness

To help determine consciousness, a neuroscientist tells jokes to a person in a vegetative state, and scans their brain—Professor Adrian Owen describes his research.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/finding-consciousness/7993592



Locked in

At the age of 12 Martin Pistorius developed a mysterious neurological illness. He fell into a coma and was unable to move or communicate. It was assumed he had no awareness but a couple of years later he began to wake up—yet no-one knew. He was trapped inside his body for almost 10 years until he found a way to communicate. Using computer-generated voice technology he tells us about how he coped with this terrifying ordeal, and how he found the love of his life.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/locked-in/7985270



The heritability of mental illness

Genetic testing for risk of a mental illness could be helpful to its management.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/humans-mental-illness-and-machines/7885506


Machines for mental health
It may be that we don’t need to be face to face to provide quality mental health care.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/machines-for-mental-health/7885496


Hooked on social media
Social media it is compelling—but perhaps we depend on it too much.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/hooked-on-social-media/7885492


My mind was a stranger
The story of an Irish design engineer who suffers from an extreme form of bipolar disorder—charting his relationship with the illness from an idyllic childhood, through a drink and drug-fuelled adolescence and early adulthood, to relative stability today.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/my-mind-was-a-stranger/7885470



The psychology of hoarding

We all have different approaches to how much stuff we accumulate. But what happens when your attachment to things becomes so strong that a decision to let go of anything is impossible?http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-psychology-of-hoarding/7878338


The sound spiral: misophonia
For some people certain sounds not only annoy them, but send them into panic, anxiety, and even rage. This hyper-sensitivity is a recently discovered condition called misophonia. We discuss the the research trying make sense of it.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/misophonia/7864484


Dream sleep
A good night’s sleep is divided into cycles, some of which are REM, or Rapid Eye Movement sleep—and may be important for memory.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/dream-sleep/7840558



Tuning in to autism

People with autism often have difficulty with social interaction. In a candid and poignant interview, spokesperson John Elder Robison shares his experience of living with autism.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/tuning-in-to-autism/7819618


A stroke of reality
Stroke can happen at any age—knowing the signs and how to act can be vital.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/stroke-of-reality/7808340



The neuroscience of learning
The evidence now being found about the vital role of attention and engagement in effective classrooms.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-neuroscience-of-learning/7781442



Egotism and its pitfalls

We all know the importance of having a healthy self esteem, but what happens when it gets out of hand?
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/egotism-and-its-pitfalls/7748434


Apps for autism
Researchers are finding new clues to early identification of autism, and computer games to help autistic kids unlock their true potential.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/apps-for-autism/7701834



Creativity and mental illness

Science is now showing an interesting connection between highly creative people and mental illness.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/creativity-and-mental-illness/7291448


The Idiot Brain
The brain is a complex organ which may be at the centre of all human experience—but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? A neuroscientist and stand-up comedian from the UK calls it ‘The Idiot Brain’.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-idiot-brain/7665560



A cultural history of insanity
In the ancient world mental disturbance was explained in religious terms or by the action of evil spirits—we look at the cultural history of insanity for insights into modern-day treatment.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/a-cultural-history-of-insanity/7641674


Mindreading, ethics, and the law
The idea of technologies that could help us read the minds of others just by scanning their brains is both exciting and unnerving—and it’s imminent.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/mindreading,-ethics,-and-the-law/7589882



Brain decoding
Imagine if it were possible to read people’s thoughts by detecting their brain activity with a brain decoder. We hear from the researchers who can already tell something about what you’re watching or listening to.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/brain-decoding/7571380


The Indigenous memory code
Traditional Aboriginal Australian songlines hold the key to a powerful memory technique used by indigenous people around the world.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/indigenous-memory-code/7553976


Voices and mental illness
The latest research shows that hearing voices is not just experienced by people with schizophrenia and psychosis. We follow up on last week’s ‘inner voices’ programme by exploring what hallucinations can tell us about mental illness.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/voices-and-mental-illness/7530728


Our inner voices
We all hear voices. For some people the inner conversation brings reason, memory, self-encouragement or rebuke. For others, the voices seem to come from outside—and they might be friendly or deeply malicious. This week All in the Mind explores the workings of our inner voices and how they link to our development and creativity.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/our-inner-voices/7518138


Autism and empowerment
Sometimes people with autism develop mental illness too, which can cause misunderstanding and misdiagnosis. Hear one woman’s story as she shares her insights to empower others.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/autism/7485264



The funny side of Alzheimer’s

Michelle Wyatt’s father sat devotedly by his wife’s side in the dementia ward every day from eight o’clock in the morning until eight o’clock at night. It was an intense and poignant journey through Alzheimer’s disease for the whole family—but along the way they used their wicked sense of humour to get them through.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-funny-side-of-alzheimers/7463094


Eating disorders, families and technology
It’s estimated that nine percent of the Australian population has an eating disorder. Many of these people are also anxious and depressed. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness but little is known about the cause—so treatment is challenging.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/eating-disorders-families-and-technology/7438440


Therapies for OCD
It’s unsettling to leave the house and think—did I turn the stove off, or leave the door unlocked? Now recent research shows that family can play a critical role in treatment and recovery.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/therapies-for-ocd/7418052



Mental health in infancy

When a child’s mental wellbeing is disturbed by stress or trauma it can have life long effects. How infant mental health is nurtured and what can put it at risk.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/mental-health-in-infancy/7406020



The mysterious corpus callosum

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.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-mysterious-corpus-callosum/7377346



The ghost in my brain

When a professor of artificial intelligence had disturbing brain injury symptoms as a result of a concussion, he lost his former self—but encouraged by the potential of brain plasticity he changed the course of his life.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-ghost-in-my-brain/7360674



Meditation meets neuroscience

Almost everywhere you turn you hear of the benefits of mindfulness. Long-term Buddhist meditators and neuroscientists are now getting together to share the experience and the science of meditation.http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/meditation-meets-neuroscience/7339332


The zombie brain
Hopefully you haven’t heard of the psychiatric disorder CDHD—because it describes the brain of a zombie. For All In The Mind, neuroscientists and zombie movie nerds unite in the quest for a better understanding of neuroscience—via the zombie brain.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/zombies/7317164