All In The Mind (ABC)

An exploration of all things mental, All in the Mind is about the brain and behaviour, and the fascinating connections between them.

Prize winners in mental health advocacy (12/2017)

Joint winners of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize—Allan Fels, who focusses on improving our mental health care system; and mental health advocate Janet Meagher.

Why we deny the science (12/2017)

In this age of contested political issues and unchecked information, we examine the psychological tricks and the quirks of neuroscience which often lead us to believe untruths and ignore the facts.

All In The Mind presents ... Sum of All Parts (11/2017)

Fans of All In The Mind might enjoy this new podcast from the ABC! Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories from the world of numbers. Like this story, about a young man with an unusual type of epilepsy, where he hears what are called ‘musical auras’ whenever he has a seizure.

Judgement day and the science of belief (11/2017)

The world would end on Judgement Day—21 May, 2011. Some people were convinced, others were sceptical. But the science of belief may explain post-truth politics, and why fake news can appear so believable.

Brain diversity and modernisation (11/2017)

A neuroscientist and entrepreneur in rural India is researching on the way brain activity may be influenced by modern progress, and even by income.

Does mental 'illness' exist? (11/2017)

A leading professor of psychology says that seeing mental distress as an illness is the wrong approach. We need a model of care which supports people who are distressed due to their social and life circumstances.

Lived experience in mental health care (11/2017)

It’s not always helpful for someone to be labelled as having an illness when they are emotionally distressed. Sometimes simple support can make more of a difference to a person’s outlook. A possible shift in the provision of mental services might be to increase the provision of social justice.

The sound spiral: misophonia (10/2017)

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.

Life as a brain surgeon (10/2017)

Brain surgery is bloody, messy, and dangerous. Britain’s foremost neurosurgeon Henry Marsh likens it to a blood sport—but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered and he shares with us his victories, mistakes, and musings on consciousness and death.

Emotional CPR (10/2017)

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.