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Brain Games Battle of the Ages

It’s a fact of life. From the minute we were born, we’re all getting older. And while it’s long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the case. Some brain functions improve as we get older, while others don’t fully develop until later in life. In this ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Motion Commotion

Evolving in a world that was constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of Brain Games stops to ask a deceptively simple question: what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets and reacts to motion, and you’ll see how easily this hard wiring ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Brain Games Seeing Is Believing

Scientists have found that optical illusions are one of the best ways to get inside your head to see how your brain works. Through a series of fun, interactive games and illusions we'll play a few tricks on your eyes to show you how your brain builds your reality. You'll learn an easy way to turn beautiful celebrities into ugly ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Brain Games Focus Pocus

Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think you know exactly what is most important at any given moment? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your focus and attention to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal how ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Brain Games Use It Or Lose It

The latest research says that your brain is no different than the muscles in your body – it needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. In this episode, we’re going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout, and if you play along, you’ll come out with a few unexpected ways to boost your mind’s flexibility, concentration ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Brain Games Power of Persuasion

Every day your brain is being manipulated by marketers, advertisers and political candidates, but did you ever wonder how they do it? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind the power of persuasion; the tricks and techniques used every day to influence and control your decisions. You’ll be shocked to see just how simple it is to persuade you, even ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Brain Games Liar, Liar

It's something you likely do every day. Whether it's telling a little white lie or a serious betrayal, your brain is built to know when tweaking the truth can be beneficial. Think about how many times you've told a lie to spare someone's feelings, or bent the truth to get out of plans. The truth is, we're all liars. In ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
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  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
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  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Brain Games Laws of Attraction

In this episode you’ll play along with interactive games that unlock the secrets to attraction, you’ll learn how your brain quickly calculates what’s attractive (or not), and you’ll discover how hidden formulas can predict whom you consider beautiful. You’ll journey into the secrets of long-term relationships, and you’ll play along and discover just what it is that attracts two people ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:27
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  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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Wild Hawaii Land of Fire

National Geographic takes us on an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through alchemy of fire, ice and water has transformed itself from a volcanic wasteland into a paradise on earth. Beginning around 30 million years ago, the Hawaiian archipelago slowly emerged from the sea, a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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