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|Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the mind, revealing the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.|
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"All in the Mind provides a unique chance to meet the people at the cutting edge of research and developments on all aspects of the mind and brain from around the world. Please join me as we attempt to illuminate the most complex and least understood mechanism we have so far found in the Universe - the mind."
Prof. Raj Persaud
Dr Raj Persaud talks to Adam Zeman, consultant neurologist and senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh about the medical and mystical levels of consciousness. In his new book A User’s Guide To Consciousness, Adam Zeman examines the relationship between the conscious state and the neurological connectors in the brain.
Photographic portraits and extensive descriptions of mentally ill patients have been compiled in a new book Presumed Curable. The photographs come from The Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London, Britain’s second oldest public hospital, which has been treating mental illness since the 13th century.
Dr Persaud visits the Bethlem Royal Hospital Museum and talks to, Colin Gale co-author of Presumed Curable and to curator and archivist, Patricia Allderidge and finds out how photography helped treat the mentally ill in the 19th Century.
Food Dudes is a project set up by the Bangor Food Research Unit to help younger children to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Stuart Robinson finds out about the results when he meets some of the children of Ysgol San Siôr school in Llandudno, North Wales where the project has been running for the past two years.
Raj Persaud talks to the man behind the idea, Professor Fergus Lowe, behavioural psychologist at the Bangor Food Research Unit.
A user’s Guide to Consciousness
by Adam Zeman
Yale University Press
University of Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 650 1000
Presumed Curable: An Illustrated Casebook of Victorian Psychiatric Patients in Bethlem Hospital
by Colin Gale and Robert Howard
Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Archives & Museum
Monks Orchard Road
Tel: 020 8776 4307/4227
Tel: 01248 38 3973
Or write to:
Bangor Food Research Unit
School of Psychology
University of Wales Bangor
Ysgol San Siôr
Tel/Fax: 01492 878149
Mental Health Foundation
Department of Health
BBCi Health - Mental Health
Reith Lectures 2003: The Emerging Mind
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