Adam Rutherford concocts an Old Fashioned cocktail - listen after our episode on ASMR.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Why do we all have different pain thresholds?
Dan Saladino on whether bitterness is disappearing from our food, and why it matters.
Comedian and actor Isy Suttie explores the phenomenon of ASMR, or 'brain tingles'.
How do our senses work together to shape the experience of eating? Barry Smith explores.
Joan Bakewell explores one of our greatest fears about death and dying: being in pain.
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way people think, behave and make decisions.
Hannah Fry mixes a mojito - listen after our episode on ASMR.
Barry Smith explores the three senses which enable us to stand up.
Do we really have a 'sixth sense'? Barry Smith unravels the mystery of interoception.
Irene Tracey tells Jim Al-Khalili how imaging the brain reveals how and why we feel pain.
Actor and impressionist Jan Ravens talks to Germaine Greer, about her public image.
Actor and comedienne Jan Ravens talks to BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet.
Barry Smith presents a journey into the human multi-sensory experience.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes and our mechanisms of coping with pain.
Melvyn Bragg examines perception: how the brain reacts to the mass of data crowding it.
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo talk to Peter Strickland about his new film, Cold Meridian.
Clare Carlisle grapples with Bishop Berkley's idea that objects only exist in our minds.
Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest findings about the experience of physical pain.
Professor Irene Tracey, an expert in brain imaging, asks can we ever know another's pain?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the novels of sensation, a Victorian literary phenomenon.
‘Everything smelled of rotting flesh, even perfume’: What happens when smell goes wrong?
Steven Poole argues that we should resist the idea that humans are irrational.
Timandra Harkness explores technologies that help humans perceive the world in novel ways.
What is taste and how does it develop? And, which tastes will blow the mind?
Aleks Krotoski explores whether or not the digital world is changing food culture.
Dr Mark Porter investigates the relationship between smell and taste.
What is ASMR and why does it only affect some people?
Why don't children like vegetables?