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Airport Scanners to help with Distorted Body Image

People with eating disorders often have a distorted view of their own bodies. Researchers at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen are now using 3-D body scanners to test whether giving this accurate feedback of body shape could help in the treatment of life-threatening illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.

Chit-Lit, Scandi-Lit...now Neuro-Lit !

Why neuroscience is taking a leading role in the modern novel. Claudia Hammond talks to science writer, Jonah Lehrer, and to academic psychologist and writer, Charles Fernyhough, about the emergence of brain science in literature and considers whether new understanding of the brain can enrich fiction in the same way that Darwinism or Psychoanalysis did.

Teenagers' Brains and Social Rejection

It's long been known that adolescents are particularly vulnerable to being left out. They get hurt and feel the rejection very keenly. Research by Dr Catherine Sebastian at the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit at University College London suggests this response could be explained by the developing teenage brain.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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Wed 23 May 2012 15:30

Everything We’ve Ever Known About…

Everything We’ve Ever Known About…

Jake Yapp presents short, comic histories of scientific knowledge on various topics.

All in the Mind Awards 2016

All in the Mind Awards 2016

Find our more about our second All in the Mind Awards.

How to Manage Your Worries

How to manage your worries

A quick and easy guide on how to cope with the things you worry about.