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Brain bank dismantling, Climate change psychology, Trigger warnings for books

Including a look at dismantling Europe's largest brain bank, tackling climate change with psychology and trigger warnings for English literature students.

Europe's largest brain bank is to be dismantled. The Corsellis Collection in west London contains tissue from 4000-6000 brains and includes a wide and unusual range of pathologies, some dating back as far as the 1950s. But now funding pressures mean that new homes must be found for as many as possible. Claudia asks which brains will be kept and hears about the value of brains without pathology.

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21, continues in Paris, Claudia talks to Dr Sander van der Linden in Princeton about how psychological science can help policy makers to communicate about climate change.

We hear what being nominated for the All in the Mind Awards meant to last year's finalists in the groups category.

And at Lancaster University English literature students have requested that trigger warnings be added to texts on their reading lists which contain potentially distressing passages. Richard McNally, Professor of psychology and expert in anxiety and trauma, talks to Claudia about the evidence.

Producer: Lorna Stewart.

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