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Brain Games is a reality TV show that is hosted by Jason Silva. This show demonstrates how easy it is to fool the mind. It is produced to specifically discuss the different parts of the brain, what they do, and how each part can be tricked into believing things that are not true.

This show is full of interactive games and challenges to test your mind. They examine subjects like focus, decisions making and persuasion. It is a fascinating way to investigate how our brain processes information. It also goes into what we see in our vicinity and we behave when confronted with different environments.

This show achieves it goal by using different optical illusions, and brainteasers. This show also encourages the TV viewers to actively participate. This show is not recommended for young children due to subjects that can be considered fearful and strong but bleeped language.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
7 Seasons, 67 Episodes
October 9, 2011
Family
8.3/10
Cast: Jason Silva
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Brain Games Full Episode Guide

  • Jason Silva meets several people in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who personify the word "survivor," and puts their brains to the test in a battery of challenges engineered to demonstrate what it takes to be a super survivor.

  • There's no better place than New York City to mess with your mind. Host Jason Silva leads viewers through a series of games and experiments designed to show that the brain has far more than just five senses, and how each of these work together to influence interactions with the world.

  • Everyone's brain changes throughout life, expanding and contracting, shifting points of views, adjusting perspectives - you wake up every day with a brand new brain. Host Jason Silva heads to the New Jersey Shore to show how the mind's point of view shifts over a lifetime.

  • Host Jason Silva visits New Orleans, Louisiana, to explore the brain and bad behavior. A series of games and experiments demonstrate how the brain has an evolutionary predilection toward doing the wrong thing.

  • Jason Silva travels to Israel to explore "The God Brain." New research has uncovered that believing in God may be hardwired in our brains.

  • A tour through the labyrinthine city of London; a metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.

  • Word games one can try at home.

  • This is a show about your brain and its imagination. We often associate imagination with creativity and the arts, but we don't always think about how important it is to our daily lives. If you play along you'll see how you can use your imagination to solve daily problems, you'll learn how to tap into the imaginative process, and that, with a little help, you can keep the good ideas flowing.

  • On this beastly episode, it's going to be heads vs. tails as we pit humans against animals in series of unique competitions. And if you play along, you'll discover how a bird can eat like a horse, a dog can be jealous like a baby, and how a chimp can make you look like a chump. Who will win this interspecies showdown? Don't bet on the wrong horse.

  • In this episode of Brain Games, you'll see how your brain gets tripped up by odd angles, how light and shadows play a crucial role in your perception of the world, how you can radically shift the way you see reality, and how your brain isn't always as honest with you as you think. Through a series of games and experiments, you'll discover why you shouldn't always believe what you see.

  • The average adult spends more than 220,000 hours - or roughly 25 years - in bed sleeping. That's one third of your life spent in slumber!1 But what exactly is sleep - and why do we spend so much time doing it? In what could be our most ambitious Brain Games experiment ever, we keep 3 volunteers awake for 36 hours in order to answer just that.

  • Interactive games and experiments show how the brain is deceived; how scammers and con artists use the brains flaws to their advantage.

  • Do you sometimes hear a little voice in your head, an inner critic that keeps you from performing at your best? What if we told you there's a way to change what that voice is telling you that will improve your performance in just about anything you try? It might come as a surprise, but research shows thinking positive is more than just a warm and fuzzy idea. And in this episode about positive thinking, we're going to show you how thinking positive can change your thoughts, your reality, and even your life! We're going to mess with your mood to show you what really ...

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