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ALL IN THE MIND
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All in the Mind
Tuesday 21:00-21:30 Wednesday 16:30-17:00 (rpt)
Exploring the limits and potential of the mind
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Tuesday 23 August 2005
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What impact does childhood adversity have on our growth and development? 
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CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY
A large body of research connects childhood adversity directly with later psychological difficulty, and there is a well established link with mental illness. But, up until now, there has been little information about the effect of childhood adversity in the wider population.

Psychiatrist Dr Stephen Rosenman from the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University discusses his study which aims to increase our knowledge in this area.

PSYCHOLOGY OF DANCE
What is it about bodies moving in unison that is so captivating and how are we affected psychologically when we observe dance? Neurological research has now pinpointed the part of the brain that is activated when we see movement.

Raj attends a dance rehearsal at The Place in London and meets choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser from University College London to find out more.

GEOGRAPHY OF THINKING
Psychologist Professor Richard Nisbett of Michigan University is challenging the traditional view in his field that thought processes are the same around the world. In his book The Geography of Thought, he argues that the way East Asians and Westerners think is very different.
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Dr Stephen Rosenman 
Psychiatrist at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.  Currently working in the North East London Mental Health Trust 

Childhood adversity in an Australian population
Rosenman S., Rodgers B.
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
2004 Sep; 39(9):695-702

Dr Daniel Glaser
Imaging neuroscientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London 

Daniel Glaser's Latest Study With Ballet and Capoeira

Professor Richard Nisbett
Psychologist at the University of Michigan

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - And Why
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1857883535 
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