Brain Games

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In this season of Brain Games Host Jason Silva and Deception Specialist Apollo Robbins are teaming up with some of the world's foremost neuroscientists and psychologists to get inside your head and show you what's going on in there.

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Episodes (12)

  1. 1. Focus Pocus
    April 22, 2013
    22min
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    Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think again. Brain Games reveals the secrets behind the mysteries of focus and attention.
  2. 2. It's About Time
    April 22, 2013
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    Ever wonder why a watched pot never boils? Explore what makes your brain tick when it comes to time.
  3. 3. Motion Commotion
    April 29, 2013
    22min
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    This is a show about your brain and how it perceives motion. Evolving in a world that is constantly moving, the human brain had to develop a pretty sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode stops to ask some deceptively simple questions--What really is motion? Is the movement that you see real?
  4. 4. Don't Be Afraid
    April 29, 2013
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    Our experts examine the brain's internal tug of war between fear and rationalization. Whether boarding an airplane or walking down a spooky street at night, we see how dread and anticipation build feelings of fear. Putting our host's emotions to the test, Apollo Robbins challenges Jason Silva to a game of Russian roulette.
  5. 5. Power of Persuasion
    May 6, 2013
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    This episode unveils the subtle tactics that advertisers, marketers and con men can use to get you to do what they want, without you noticing.
  6. 6. What You Don't Know
    May 13, 2013
    22min
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    Brain Games reveals how the "illusion of knowledge" plagues the human brain and why we fall victim to the notion that we understand more than we actually do.
  7. 7. Battle of the Sexes
    May 20, 2013
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    Brain Games reveals just how differently males and females are wired.
  8. 8. You Decide
    June 3, 2013
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    Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of addictive interactive games, surprising experiments, and relatable experts you'll learn astonishing facts about how you make decisions - and how to get better at making them.
  9. 9. Use It or Lose It
    June 10, 2013
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    All the latest research says that your brain needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins are going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout.
  10. 10. Illusion Confusion
    June 17, 2013
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    Brain Games reveals how optical illusions are a great way of showing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive three dimensions.
  11. 11. Liar, Liar
    June 24, 2013
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    Host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins break down why we lie and what happens in the brain, even though science tells us that the truth is physiologically and neurologically easier.
  12. 12. Seeing is Believing
    June 24, 2013
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    Seeing is believing, right? Not necessarily. It all depends on your perspective. In this episode of Brain Games, mind-bending illusions will show you the ways in which your visual perceptions can be surprisingly off.

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