Brain Games

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  • TV-G
  • 2011
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.2  (3,500)

Brain Games is a National Geographic show that challenges its viewers to test their mental and psychological limits. The show first aired in 2011 and ran for seven seasons until it concluded in 2016. The show's concept was based on the idea that the mind is a powerful tool, and with the right techniques, one can harness its full potential.

The show comprises of several segments, each of which explores a different aspect of how the brain works. The segments are hosted by the charismatic Jason Silva and Bert Thomas Morris, who guide the viewers through various exercises, games, and experiments that are designed to demonstrate how the brain works.

One of the most appealing aspects of Brain Games is its use of interactive segments. The show's producers incorporate interactive games and experiments that challenge the viewers' brainpower. For example, in one segment, the viewer is asked to identify the colors of certain words while ignoring what the words say. For instance, the word "red" in blue letters. The test is designed to determine whether the viewer can ignore what is written and base the answer solely on the colors of the letters.

Another popular segment in the show is the optical illusions. The show's experts use optical illusions to demonstrate how the brain can be easily tricked. The optical illusions in the show range from simple to complex, and they all serve to highlight how the mind can be easily deceived.

Furthermore, the show's producers often invite guests to demonstrate particular mental abilities. One such guest is Apollo Robbins, who is a famous pickpocket and sleight of hand artist. In one segment, Robbins demonstrates how he can use his mental acuity to read and anticipate people's actions. He also applies his techniques to illustrate how he is capable of "hacking" the human brain.

Another segment in Brain Games focuses on how our everyday experiences can shape our perceptions. For instance, in one segment, the viewers are asked to taste a specific type of soup before and after adding a specific ingredient. The experiment shows how the addition of the ingredient can change the perception of the soup's taste.

Overall, Brain Games delves deep into how the human brain works. The show explores fascinating concepts such as memory, attention, perception, and more. By using interactive games and experiments, the show's engaging hosts make it easy for the viewers to understand these complex concepts.

In conclusion, Brain Games is a fantastic show that educates the audience on the various aspects of the human mind. With its interactive segments, engaging hosts, and excellent use of optical illusions, the show manages to captivate its audience while simultaneously teaching them valuable lessons about their brain's capabilities. It has something for everyone, and it is an excellent choice for anyone who is interested in learning more about the inner workings of the human brain.

Brain Games is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (72 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 2011.

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Where to Watch Brain Games
Brain Games is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brain Games on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (3,500)