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ALL IN THE MIND
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Tuesday 21:00-21:30
Rpt: Wed 16:30-17:00
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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Tuesday 30 November 2004
Brain Scan

WAKE THERAPY
Could something as simple as setting an alarm clock help people suffering from depression? Wake Therapy, a treatment which uses a single night of total or partial sleep deprivation, has been shown to induce a rapid and dramatic improvement in some patients.

Raj Persaud is joined by Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director at The London Sleep Centre, to discuss this little known treatment.
 
THE VISUAL BRAIN
Colours and shapes elicit different emotions in each person. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?

Dr Raj Persaud goes to the National Gallery with Semir Zeki, professor of neurobiology at University College London to talk about his research on the visual brain. 

 OBEDIENCE
We live in a social environment with strong influences to obey. Professor Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University spurred interest in obedience to destructive authority with his innovative studies on the conflict between obedience and conscience.

Raj Persaud meets Dr Thomas Blass, a social psychologist with expertise in obedience and author of The man who shocked the World, to discuss the research, life and legacy of Stanley Milgram.

SECRETS
From government conspiracies to children in the playground, secrets infuse every level of society. The dynamics of secrets can sometimes be explosive, but is it better to hide or share a secret and how does it affect our emotional needs?

Raj Persaud is joined by Chris Hauke, Lecturer in psycho-analytic studies at Goldsmiths College in London to discuss the Jungian idea that secrets are and remain an essential part of our development through life and talk about the evolutionary advantages of making and sharing secrets.
 
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Dr Irshaad Ebrahim
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director at The London Sleep Centre
 
Professor Semir Zeki
Head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology at University College London
 
Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198505191
 
National Gallery 
 
Professor Stanley Milgram
(1933 - 1984)

Obedience to Authority
Stanley Milgram, Jerome Bruner (foreword)
Publisher: Pinter & Martin
(published January 17, 2005)
ISBN 0953096475

Professor Thomas Blass
Social Psychologist, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of
Stanley Milgram
Publisher: Perseus Publishing
ISBN 0738203998

Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm
Thomas Blass (Editor)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
ISBN 0805839348

Chris Hauke
Lecturer in psycho-analytic studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London

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