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Video/Mind & Body

Odourless world: what smell means to those who don’t have it

9 minutes

Video/Mind & Body

On the run from the electromagnetic fields of everyday technology

14 minutes

Idea/Metaphysics

What can Avicenna teach us about the mind-body problem?

Peter Adamson

Idea/Mind & Body

How people with sports addiction are like drug addicts

Karin Jongsma

Idea/Wellbeing

Why exhaustion is not unique to our overstimulated age

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Essay/Mind & Body

When it’s good to be bad

The relentless pursuit of success is valorised in our culture, but taking the long way around is often the best

Cody Delistraty

Idea/Art

The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing

Gretchen E Henderson

Idea/Mind & Body

Unconscious ‘sleep-eating’ might be a hidden cause of obesity

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Essay/Mind & Body

The hunger mood

Hunger isn’t in your stomach or your blood-sugar levels. It’s in your mind – and that’s where we need to shape up

Michael Graziano

Video/Illness & Disease

A fly fisherman glimpses his own death in the river that gives him solace

5 minutes

Video/Human Evolution

Why can’t blindfolded people walk in a straight line? It’s a scientific mystery

4 minutes

Idea/Mind & Body

Bad thoughts can’t make you sick, that’s just magical thinking

Angela Kennedy

Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How long does it take to recover from a tragedy?

3 minutes

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

Into the deep

Just when you crave one more sensual hit, the void of the float tank stops time, strips ego and unleashes the mind

M M Owen

Video/Death

A moving argument for one woman’s right to choose when and how she dies

3 minutes

Essay/Cities

Bugged

Bed bugs crawl under our covers, suck our blood and disappear, leaving us on a razor’s edge between reality and delusion

Brooke Borel

Video/Mood & Emotion

What does a classical musician do when she starts losing her hearing?

12 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

Two blind teens navigate life and love in the US Rust Belt

13 minutes

Video/Biology

Pain, relief, pleasure, and despair: what do we convey with our breath?

3 minutes

Video/Consciousness & Altered States

A jazz-inflected, stylishly expressive take on the experience of blindness

8 minutes

Video/Consciousness & Altered States

Diving to 100 metres on a single breath takes more than strong lungs and limbs

8 minutes

Video/Mind & Body

Interactive biofeedback sensors may be the future of treating chronic pain

4 minutes

Video/Consciousness & Altered States

Michael, who uses a wheelchair on the ground, finds freedom in surfing

6 minutes

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Video/Self-Improvement

When cancer takes up residence in her body, Kim responds with creativity

3 minutes

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Our anaesthetic times

Nobody wants to go back in time, but did we lose our sense of sympathy when we lost the shared experience of pain?

Joanna Bourke

Essay/Biology

Animal magnetism

Humans are fascinated by our fellow animals – is that just an evolutionary hangover or something more profound?

David P Barash

Video/Consciousness & Altered States

For the star of the Bolshoi Ballet, there is no distinction between life and art

9 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

A boy with muscular dystrophy finds a friend to help him through adolescence

16 minutes

Essay/Architecture & Landscape

The camping cure

Living outside changes you. When environmental illness left me too sick to stay in my high-rise, I turned to nature to heal

Jill Neimark

Video/Mind & Body

Sage advice from Leisure World, California’s geriatric synchronised swimmers

10 minutes