All In The Mind - ABC Radio National

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All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour - everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.


Orchids, dandelions and an intriguing set of genes

December 23rd, 2012

Episode 9 of 138 episodes

Are you a sensitive flower -- like a vulnerable orchid, or more like a hardy dandelion? We explore the intriguing orchid–dandelion hypothesis which suggests that the genes that underlie our greatest weakness may also be the basis for our most positive traits, given the right environment.