Brain Games

This engaging series sizes up the human brain with an intricate succession of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled. Facts and fun come together to teach us exactly what lies within your brain. The series examines the secrets to good and evil; strange pathways that connect you to your body, and a hidden “you” controlling your actions without you even realizing it. Delve into topics like focus, fear, persuasion, decision-making and neural fitness and turn your mind’s eye inward for an entertaining and revealing journey into the 3.5 pounds of tissue that make you... you. Produced by National Geographic.

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes

Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower, who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Brain Games You Decide

Think you’re in charge of your own destiny? Do you believe the decisions you make are rational? Do you consider yourself good at weighing the options? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your decision-making process to the ultimate test with a series of fast-paced interactive games, surprising experiments, and a team of experts to prove that the decisions ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games It's About Time

It's what wakes you up in the morning, let's you know when your toast is ready, and gets you to work. Its the slim margin between winning a gold or silver medal and can be the difference between disaster and a close call. For some it is measured in eons. For others, just seconds. Of course we're talking about time. ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games What's Going On

Whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where we’re ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Don't Be Afraid

When it comes to fear, we are sometimes at the mercy of our brain. But would it surprise you to know that a healthy dose of fear is actually good for you? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind fear and surprise, and you’ll see how fear can give you a feeling of heightened ability, why you get that tingling ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games What You Don't Know

We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Illusion Confusion

This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, you'll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! You’ll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman: you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Trust Me

This is a show about your brain and trust. Does it sometimes seem like you have to be on your guard all the time against untrustworthy advertisers, politicians and other people? So how do you maintain a level of trust in an untrustworthy world – and what is trust anyway? Through a series of fun and interactive games, you'll learn ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Stress Test

This is a show about your brain and stress. You’ll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, you’re surrounded by stress every day. But stress has a purpose, and you’ll discover why it’s a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhelm ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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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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