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  • BRAIN GAMES

  • Premieres April 15th at 10pm, 9pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

">A three-pound slimy blob has been controlling your every thought, memory, movement and emotion.  Don't panic -- it's just your brain, that incredibly powerful and efficient super-computer that helps you makes sense out of the world. And it's time to ask that computer, "Do you want to play a game?" 


Brain Games returns with 12 half-hour episodes exploring the inner workings of your brain with interactive games you can play at home, as well as experiments on the streets of a city as complex as your brain -- New York. Guiding you through the twists and turns of your gray matter is Jason Silva who will be joined by top experts in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology who will give you the "why" behind the "wow."  Get in touch with your inner super-computer and let Brain Games blow your mind!

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Brain Games: Seeing Is Believing
    Scientists have found that optical illusions are one of the best ways to get inside your head to see how your brain works. Through a series of fun, interactive games and illusions we'll play a few tricks on your eyes to show you how your brain builds your reality. You'll learn an easy way to turn beautiful celebrities into ugly monsters using only your mind, and how you can shrink a 6' 4" man to half his height. Get ready to see why you shouldn't always believe your eyes - on Brain Games.
  • Brain Games: Power of Persuasion
    Every day your brain is being manipulated by marketers, advertisers and political candidates…but did you ever wonder how they do it? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind the power of persuasionthe tricks and techniques used every day to influence and control your decisions. Youll be shocked to see just how simple it is to persuade you…even when you know it's coming.
  • 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 your neural hard-wiring can affect what your brain chooses to focus on right now!
  • Brain Games: Motion Commotion
    Evolving in a world that was constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of Brain Games stops to ask a deceptively simple question what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets and reacts to motion, and you'll see how easily this hard wiring can be fooled, for better and for worse.
  • 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 sensation down your spine and why you shouldn't be afraid of being afraid.
  • Brain Games: You Decide
    Think youre 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 you make every day are not as reliable as you think and how you can you put yourself back in the drivers seat. So get ready to choose wisely - on Brain Games!
  • Brain Games: Use It Or Lose It
    The latest research says that your brain is no different than the muscles in your body - it needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. In this episode were going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout and if you play along youll come out with a few unexpected ways to boost your minds flexibility, concentration, and memory. So get ready to use it…or lose it on Brain Games.
  • 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 this episode, we'll explore why we lie, how often we lie, and what goes on in the brain that allows us to stretch the truth in the first place. As we put you through games and experiments, you'll discover how to pick out a fake smile and why it's actually easier for your brain to just tell the honest truth. If you pay attention, we'll even teach you a few tricks that can help you catch a liar. So stick around as we get to the truth about lying, on Brain Games!
  • 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 said yes, you likely just bet wrong…but dont worry its not just you! Get ready to say hello to what you dont know, on Brain Games.
  • 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 close call. For some it is measured in eons. For others, just seconds. Of course were talking about time. And this episode explores how that three-pound mass of tissue between your ears can measure something so abstract and invisible. You'll discover why time flies when you're having fun, and slows down when you're in danger. Best of all, we'll show you how to keep the years from slipping away as you get older. So pay attention. You're just in time for Brain Games!
  • 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, youll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! Youll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it but dont believe it on Brain Games.
  • 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 brain may be different and how its revealed in our behavior and abilities. Your gray matter will be tested through a series of interactive games and unexpected experiments hosted by relatable experts. So its time to choose sides in the ultimate battle of the sexes on Brain Games!
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