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 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 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 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 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 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 In It to Win It

Whether you're trying to get to the head of the class, earn the big promotion, or just find a parking spot – every day, you're competing. With yourself and with others. So what is it about the human brain that makes you want to win – sometimes at all costs? In this episode we'll explore your brain and competition through ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

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Brain Games In Living Color

Think you understand the colours you see every day? Think an apple is actually red, or a leaf is really green? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that will reveal a shocking truth – colour is just an illusion created by your brain. So get ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

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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 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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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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