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Listening to the silences

11 minutes

How does it feel to have multiple voices in your mind all the time?

For more than three decades, Roy Vincent has felt the pull of voices in his head. Some have taken the form of the deceased, others have told him he’s been chosen to be the bodily vehicle for Jesus Christ, and others still are comforting and kind. They come and go without warning, but all of them feel just as real as his internal narrator. While he still struggles with ‘intrusions’ battling for supremacy in his head, he’s regained some feelings of agency by distinguishing the good voices from the bad, and recognising the moments where he finds himself truly in control.

Director: Pedro Flores

Producer: James Barrett, James Hills

Video/Music

What happens when rock stardom doesn’t quite work out?

10 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

On the US-Mexico border, loved ones on both sides can see each other but cannot touch

12 minutes

Idea/Consciousness & Altered States

Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose

Chris Frith

ORIGINAL
Video/Cognition & Intelligence

For millennia, we’d never seen anything like film cuts. How do we process them so easily?

7 minutes

Essay/Neuroscience

Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Essay/Human Evolution

Imagination is ancient

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

Stephen T Asma

Idea/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

The history of brainwashing is a red flag for techno-therapy

David Saunders

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes