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24 Jan 2017

All In The Mind - ABC Radio National

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All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

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    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?

  • Posted on 22 Jan 2017

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    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.

  • Posted on 15 Jan 2017

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    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.

  • Posted on 08 Jan 2017

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    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.

  • Posted on 01 Jan 2017

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    The Indigenous memory code

    Traditional Aboriginal Australian songlines hold the key to a powerful memory technique used by indigenous people around the world.

  • Posted on 25 Dec 2016

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