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All In The Mind

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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.

936 - Why do athletes choke under pressure?
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  • 936 - Why do athletes choke under pressure?

    The siren has sounded. The scores are even. A footy player has one final chance to kick an easy goal to get his team into the finals. He’s right in front of the goals. He lines up. Kicks. Misses. The pressure of such a moment was phenomenal, and the player choked under it. So what happens in the brain during such intense periods? Why can some people remain calm while others can’t handle it? If you're keen to listen to another episode, check out Wanted: Unicorns. Mission: Mars.

    Sun, 21 Jul 2024 - 29min
  • 935 - Conspiracies: why people change their mind

    What if your entire understanding of the world — your beliefs, how you parent, how you work, how you interact with friends at the pub — all came crashing down? For Stephanie, Jules and Joel — who are all former conspiracy theorists — that was their reality. And digging their way out of the conspiracy rabbit hole came with a whole lot of challenges. Today on All in the Mind: falling into and out of conspiracy ... and rebuilding your life after breaking free. And if you enjoyed listening, you should go back and check out our earlier episode on how to help conspiracy theorists.

    Sun, 14 Jul 2024 - 30min
  • 934 - How bystanders (like you) can help stop domestic violence

    After enduring years of abuse, Robyn Westgate was jailed for the murder of her husband. Now out of prison, she runs training programs that aim to reduce domestic violence. Robyn says the key is empowering people to be better bystanders. Today, one woman's story from domestic violence survivor to domestic violence consultant, and the importance of speaking up. Please note this episode includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence. It may be distressing for some listeners. Please take care while listening. Resources: 1800 Respect Men's Referral Service

    Sun, 07 Jul 2024 - 29min
  • 933 - Dark tourism + selfie sticks = moral outrage

    Since the days of gladiator battles and public hangings, dark tourism — our attraction to places linked to death and despair — has been a part of human behaviour. But there's something in the 21st century that's causing debate… Selfies. Digital media isn't all bad though. It's also creating opportunities for authentic storytelling. Today, we examine what dark tourism is, if it's ethical, and when it is (and isn't) appropriate to snap a selfie. If you're keen for another episode of All in the Mind, check out You've got the music in you.

    Sun, 30 Jun 2024 - 30min
  • 932 - How to win the battle for better sleep

    Do you wake up each morning refreshed and well-slept? Or are you the kind of person who tosses and turns for ages before falling asleep, ruminating on all of your missteps and stresses from the day? If you chose option two, this episode is for you. Two sleep experts share advice on making night-time more restful — beyond the standard 'don't look at your phone before bed.' (Though that's important too). This episode was first broadcast in March 2023. Looking for something to listen to next? Check out our episode, Busting bias: what works and what doesn't. Credits: Presenter/Producer: Sana Qadar Producer: Rose Kerr Sound engineer: Ann-Marie DeBettencor

    Sun, 23 Jun 2024 - 29min
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