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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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Inside Nature's Giants Crocodile

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans joins experts in anatomy, evolution and behaviour in a bid to get under the skin of the crocodile. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how little the crocodile has changed since the age of the dinosaurs. The team uncovers the crocodile's incredible jaw muscles, as biologist Simon Watt travels to Florida to test the huge strength of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:46:54
  • 15-17
  • 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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Inside Nature's Giants Whale

In this episode, experts dissect a 65-foot, 60-ton fin whale – second only in size to its “cousin” the blue whale – that has died after being stranded off the coast of Ireland. It's a race against time as whale anatomist Joy Reidenberg flies in from New York before the animal's decomposition causes it to explode on the beach. Veterinary ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:10
  • 15-17
  • 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Inside Nature's Giants Elephant

This program looks at how evolution has overcome the challenges of being as big as an elephant. Elephants feed on plants with very little nutritional value for 18 hours a day, so evolution has given them vast intestines as well as huge teeth and jaw muscles – and an equally gigantic head. But this produces another problem: how to reach ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/10/2017

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My Brilliant Brain Make Me a Genius

Can you turn an ordinary child into a prodigy? For Susan Polgar, this hypothetical becomes reality as she is transformed into the world’s first female chess grand master. Susan was not born with her brilliant brain; it was created by a unique educational experience that dominated her childhood. With no history of brilliant chess players in her family, Susan spent ...
  • 2007
  • 00:50:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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