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  • BRAIN GAMES S3

  • Premieres Wednesday September 17th at 10pm, 9pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

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Are you ready for a truly mind-blowing television experience? The Emmy® Award nominated Brain Games returns with twenty new episodes, each chock-full of interactive games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain.  Host Jason Silva is back and he's teaming up with some of the world's foremost neuroscientists to get inside your head and show you what's going on in there.  Delving into topics like stress, addiction, competition, food, trust, patterns, language, older vs. younger brains, and back by popular demand, Battle of the Sexes, part 2, this season of Brain Games promises to be even more mind-bending, jaw-dropping and illusion-shattering than last season as we turn your mind's eye inward for a profoundly entertaining and revealing journey of discovery into the three pounds of tissue that makes you . . . you.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Brain Games S3: Battle of The Ages
    Its a fact of life. From the minute were born, were all getting older. And while its 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 other dont fully develop until later in life! In this episode we explore your brain and how it doesnt always act its age. Through a series of games and experiments, you'll discover how your daily routines might be aging your brain . . . and how you can actually slow down the clock. And if you pay attention, youll discover the surprising answer about whether older brains or younger brains come out on top in this Brain Games "Battle of the Ages".
  • Brain Games S3: In Living Color
    Think you understand the colors 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 - color is just an illusion created by your brain. So get ready to color outside the lines - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: What's Going On?
    Whether its 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 were going. In this episode we explore spatial awareness. Its how your brain tells you where you are. Through a series of games and experiments well test the boundaries of your brains hardwired sense of direction, and prove how you arent always aware of your surroundings or even your body. Plus youll learn a surprising technique to enhance your spatial memory.
  • Brain Games S3: 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 to trust others a little more and your own brain a little less! Prepare to put your trust in Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Laws of Attraction
    In this episode youll play along with interactive games that unlock the secrets to attraction, youll learn how your brain quickly calculates whats attractive (or not), and youll discover how hidden formulas can predict whom you consider beautiful. Youll journey into the secrets of long-term relationships, and youll play along and discover just what it is that attracts two people together beyond conscious control including a shocking revelation of the one body part that can often predict compatibility. From secret formulas to brainwave patterns, youll see the mysteries of attraction revealed. Prepare to discover that beauty isnt skin deep its brain deep on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Stress Test
    This is a show about your brain and stress. Youll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, youre surrounded by stress everyday. But stress has a purpose, and youll discover why its a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhelm you. But dont let that stress you outthere are ways to manage it! Through a series of interactive games and experiments,youll discover how stress works and how to handle it better. So sit back, relax and dont stress out…on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: 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 a series of, well… competitions! Each viewer will be assigned a team and play along as our Red and Blue teams duke it out in a head to head battle to determine the winner of "The Brain Games" . Along the way you'll learn what drives you to compete, why some people may be born more competitive, and how a little healthy rivalry can help you climb the ladder of success. You've got to be in it to win it on Brian Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Retrain Your Brain
    Are you stuck with the brain you're born with, or can you improve it? It's easy to upgrade the electronic devices you rely on every day; can you do the same with your brain? The answer might surprise you. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal its hidden mental shortcuts, and how to give it a performance boost. Prepare to retrain your brain - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Mind Your Body
    Your mind and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, you'll discover how your mind and body sometimes work together like the best of friends - and how they sometimes betray each other like the worst of enemies. You'll see two professional mixed marital arts fighters challenged like never before, and you'll have a chance to go head-to-head against them in a game that looks easy but will leave you all thumbs. Finally, you'll learn a secret about your body's reaction time that you can use to make a quick buck. Get ready to wrap your brains around your body… on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Follow The Leader
    This is a show about your brain and how easily you follow the leader. Everyone likes to think they're unique, but like it or not, much of your behavior is influenced by you copying other people. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you why a yawn is so contagious, how imitation leads to flattery, and how to discover whether your brain is a born leader - or a born follower. Get ready to follow the leader on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Food For Thought
    In this episode, youll discover that what goes into your stomach has less to do with your mouth and more to do with your brain. Youll also see how many of your food choices often have nothing to do with food. Through a series of interactive games and experiments youll discover what makes you hungry, why you overeat and whether you should take comfort in comfort food. So pull up a chair, theres plenty of food for thought...on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Food For Thought
    In this episode, youll discover that what goes into your stomach has less to do with your mouth and more to do with your brain. Youll also see how many of your food choices often have nothing to do with food. Through a series of interactive games and experiments youll discover what makes you hungry, why you overeat and whether you should take comfort in comfort food. So pull up a chair, theres plenty of food for thought...on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Risky Business
    Are you a born risk-taker? Do you prefer whole-grain cereal-or bacon & eggs? Would you rather spend your savings on a house-or put it all in the stock market? Do you typically wait for the crossing signal-or just dodge through traffic? Whether it's choosing what to eat for breakfast, where to invest your money, or just when to cross the street, nearly every choice you make involves some sort of calculated risk. In this episode we explore how your brain evaluates risk. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll prove to you that when it comes to placing big bets, your brain can be unpredictable. You'll discover why we're all born risk-takers and how life is often a big game of chance. If you pay attention, you'll learn how to assess risk like your life depends on it, because it does. Ready to Risk it All? Ante up, because it's time to go all in - on Brain Games!
  • Brain Games S3: You Gotta Have It
    We all have things we say we can't live without: like coffee, smart phones and social media. But do we really need all of those things? Or on some deep level are we addicted to them? In this episode we'll explore your brain and addiction by putting you through a series of games and experiments designed to reveal how, like it or not, we're all addicted to something. You'll learn why you can't stop checking your phone, why that awful pop song gets stuck in your head, and why some addictions might be the best thing that ever happened to you. Prepare to get hooked… on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Speak Your Mind
    Ever wondered if language might be more than just words? Or that language is the closest thing humans have to telepathy? Think you understand your own language? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal you speak volumes every day - without saying a word. So get ready to speak your mind - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Very Superstitious
    This is a show about your brain and superstition. Superstition is a big part of our everyday lives, and the same remarkable power our brain has to learn language, find meaning in chaos, and hit home runs makes us believe things that have no basis in reality. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments that will reveal how your brain may be hardwired to be superstitious. You'll discover if someone really can read your mind and how you can do it too. So get ready to press your luck - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Power of Patterns
    This is a show about your brain and patterns. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you why your brain thinks there's a man in the moon, why the way you get dressed in the morning might not be right, and exactly how patterns and habits rule your world. You'll discover that what you think of as free will, might really be habit; that sometimes the easiest way to hear a sound, is to see it; and you'll discover the good side AND the bad side of habits. Prepare to break the pattern…on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Compassion
    This is a show about your brain and compassion. Through a series of interactive games and experiments we'll explore your brain's capacity for compassion and question the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. And if you play along you'll discover if you're really born naughty, or nice. So get ready to empathize on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Anger
    What makes you angry? Is it that woman texting in traffic? What about that kid who screwed up your coffee order? Or perhaps it's that email from your boss? Whether it's full blown road rage or just the constant frustration at life's little inconveniences, we all feel a little bit of anger every day. But what if getting angry in the first place had less to do with what's going outside, and more to do with what's going on inside your brain? In this episode we'll explore why your brain gets angry and what you can do about it. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll prove to you that anger isn't always a bad thing, and how having a short fuse might not be all bad. And you'll learn how to deal better with other people's anger, and your own. It's time to get all fired up - on Brain Games!
  • Brain Games S3: Battle of The Sexes 2
    Girls and boys. Guys and gals. Ladies and Gentlemen. No matter how you say it, it all comes down to the same thing: Male and Female. In this episode the male brain and the female brain go head to head. We're going to pit teams of men and women against each other in a series of games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and show you how the genders are not created equally… from how we talk, to how we listen, and especially how we think! So which gender will take the lead in this cranial smack down? Find out in the battle of the sexes - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games S3: Intuition
    Ever had the strange sensation of just knowing something without being able to say how you know it? Or been bothered by something without knowing why? That tiny feeling is the key to unlocking one of your brain's most powerful abilities: intuition. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal you should stop thinking with your head and listen to your gut - on Brain Games.
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