psychology

The Human Mind

This resource examines the human mind. Presenter Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind - from how we learn, to how we're able to recognise faces and what makes one person 'click' with another. There are three programmes in the series which are available on the Open2.net website, which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Depression

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Depression and dementia share many of the same symptoms. This can make it difficult to identify when people with dementia become depressed. This information sheet looks at depression and how it can affect people with dementia. It also suggests ways to help.

Life in old age (Radio 4 series: The seven ages of humanity)

Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity. These four programmes explore life experiences and issues for people in their sixties and seventies.

The first programme looks at memory loss, the second discusses chronic conditions such as osteo-arthritis and the inability to hear, the third examines retirement, and the final programme looks at how medicine can fix some of the physical problems of old age.

Reith lectures 2003 : The Emerging Mind

The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation's first director-general. The subject of the 2003 Reith Lectures was The Emerging Mind. Vilanyanur S. Ramachandran, Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition at the University of California delves into the mysteries of the mind, exploring questions of neuroscience and philosophy. This resource is part of the Open2.net website which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.