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OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Mental health novels and musical hallucinations

Updated Monday 22nd December 2014

In this episode of All in the Mind, mental health depicted in a novel and auditory hallucinations are discussed. 

In the BBC's All in the Mind, Claudia Hammond and guests delve deeper into the potential and limits of the human mind.

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On this week's programme: 

Musical notes shown inside someone's brain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com Mental health and the novel:

Nathan Filer talks about his Costa first novel award-winner The Shock of the Fall, a novel showing a young man's development of schizophrenia following the sense of guilt he suffers after experiencing his brother's untimely death. 

Auditory hallucinations: 

Vicky Williamson of Sheffield University, Martyn Evans of Durham University and Professor Tom Griffiths of Newcastle University discuss auditory hallucinations. Why do they happen and how can they be surpressed? Claudia hears about the experiences of ear worms and the relentless music people who suffer from auditory hallucinations can hear. 

This edition of All in the Mind is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 30th December 2014. For further details, and to listen online where available, please visit the BBC website.

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