Brain Games

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Season 1
Ep.01
Hollywood filmmakers create mind-bending sensory illusions; an illusion causes people to "feel" via their eyes; one blind man can "see"...
Ep.02
When it comes to mastering and manipulating attention, some of the world's leading experts aren't scientists; they're magicians like...
Ep.03
With memory, things are not always as they seem: Details go missing, recollections change, and sometimes our brains fill in the blanks...
Season 2
Ep.01
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...
Ep.02
Ever wonder why a watched pot never boils? See how the brain can actually warp and shift time, giving a false impression of the order and...
Ep.03
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...
Ep.04
Our experts examine the brain's internal tug of war between fear and rationalization. Whether boarding an airplane or walking down a...
Ep.05
By exposing us to specific stimuli, Jason Silva can prime our brains to respond in certain ways. See how identical twins interview for...
Ep.06
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...
Ep.07
From the second you're born, you're a unique individual. You'll make choices about your friends, your career, your relationships, where...
Ep.08
Seeing is believing, right? Not necessarily. It all depends on your perspective. In this episode of Brain Games, mind-bending illusions...
Ep.09
Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of addictive...
Ep.10
All the latest research says that your brain needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist...
Ep.11
Brain Games reveals how optical illusions are a great way of showing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive...
Ep.12
Host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins break down why we lie and what happens in the brain, even though science tells...
Ep.13
Explore your brain and how it doesn't always act its age through a series of games and experiments.
Season 3
Ep.01
While it's long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the...
Ep.02
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...
Ep.03
In this episode you'll play along with interactive games that unlock the secrets to attraction, learn how your brain quickly calculates...
Ep.04
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...
Ep.05
This is a show about your brain and stress. You'll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams...
Ep.06
Whether it's remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be...
Ep.07
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;...
Ep.08
Your mind and your body are connected in countless ways, some more mysterious than others. One might even call them "frenemies"—at times...
Ep.09
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....
Ep.10
Everyone thinks they’re unique and independent, but how much of your behavior is based on how much your brain is copying from people...
Ep.11
Join host Jason Silva in a series of interactive games and experiments that explore your brain's capacity for compassion, and question...
Ep.12
In this episode we'll put you through a series of games and experiments designed to reveal how, like it or not, we're all addicted to...
Ep.13
Play along as host Jason Silva ' with help from biomedical-engineer Sri Sarma of Johns Hopkins University ' leads you on a journey of...
Ep.14
This episode explores how your brain evaluates risk ' you'll discover why we're all born risk-takers and how life is often a big game of...
Ep.15
In the second annual 'Battle of the Sexes,' we'll show you how your brain creates snap judgments about masculinity and femininity.
Ep.16
Superstition is a big part of our daily lives, and the same remarkable power our brain has to learn language, find meaning in chaos and...
Ep.17
Have you ever heard the phrase, 'thinking with your stomach'? In this episode, you'll discover how much of what ends up in your belly has...
Ep.18
What if getting angry has less to do with what's going on around you and more to do with your brain? In this episode, we'll explore why...
Ep.19
We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you how, when processing the...
Ep.20
You rely on your brain every day to make decisions, and the power of intuition ' when you know something to be true without knowing why '...
Ep.21
Your brain and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, we find out which one is...
Ep.22
In this episode, we find out if people can trust their own brains. We'll see the many ways your brain deceives you and leads you astray...
Season 4
Ep.01
Join host Jason Silva in interactive games and experiments to explore your brain's capacity for compassion. Discover if you were born...
Ep.02
Learn all about addictions and why some can actually be good for you. Find out why you can't stop checking your phone and why that awful...
Ep.03
Discover how language is the closest thing humans have to telepathy and how you communicate without words every day. Guest Sri Sarma, a...
Ep.04
Nearly every choice you make involves some calculated risk. Explore how your brain evaluates risk in everyday situations and discover why...
Ep.05
Find out how the male brain and female brain differ when they are pitted against each other in games and experiments. Learn which gender...
Ep.06
Learn about your superstition and why humans believe in things that have no basis in reality. Discover why your brain may be hardwired to...
Ep.07
Discover the brain's role in your choice of food and what makes you hungry. Through interactive games and experiments, you will learn why...
Ep.08
What if getting angry had less to do with what's going on around you, and more to do with what's going on inside your brain? Explore why...
Ep.09
Have you ever noticed that life is a series of routines, done in the same order, day after day? Whether you realize it or not, your daily...
Ep.10
The power of intuition--when you know something to be true without knowing why--is one of the mind's greatest mysteries. Test your...
Season 5
Ep.01
From knowing when to cross the street to avoiding hot stoves, your brain is constantly making judgments that you likely take for granted....
Ep.02
Whether you're a left-handed artist or a right-handed accountant, we all use both sides of our brains. But is there any science behind...
Ep.03
Have you ever wondered where your morality comes from? Is it ingrained in your brain, set by religion, or does society dictate what you...
Ep.04
This is a show about your brain and money. It's present in every corner of our lives-we earn it, spend it, manage it and often obsess...
Ep.05
Have you ever seen a ghost? Have you ever known something was going happen before it happened? If so, you may share a link with the...
Ep.06
In this episode about memory, we're going to show you what memory is, why you even have one, and why you keep forgetting where you put...
Ep.07
This is a show about your brain and the widely held myths you believe to be true. Through a series of fun and interactive games and...
Ep.08
Are you a unique individual? Are you a rebel - or do you give into peer pressure? If you think you have full control of your thoughts and...
Ep.09
In this episode of Brain Games, we put your problem-solving skills to the test as we lead you through a labyrinth of logic games. Every...
Ep.10
Your face is pretty remarkable. Whether you've got a baby face, a poker face, or a face only a mother could love... your identity is...
Ep.11
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...
Ep.12
Interactive games and experiments show how the brain is deceived; how scammers and con artists use the brains flaws to their advantage.
Ep.13
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...
Ep.14
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...
Ep.15
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...
Ep.16
This is a show about your brain and its imagination. We often associate imagination with creativity and the arts, but we don't always...
Season 6
Ep.01
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...
Ep.02
Interactive games and experiments show how the brain is deceived; how scammers and con artists use the brains flaws to their advantage.
Ep.03
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...
Ep.04
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...
Ep.05
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...
Ep.06
This is a show about your brain and its imagination. We often associate imagination with creativity and the arts, but we don't always...
Ep.07
The most intriguing games that viewers would be able to try, practice, and play on their friends and family at home.
Season 7
Ep.01
A tour through the labyrinthine city of London; a metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.
Ep.02
Jason Silva travels to Israel to explore “The God Brain.” New research has uncovered that believing in God may be hardwired in our brains.
Ep.03
Host Jason Silva visits New Orleans, Louisiana, to explore the brain and bad behavior. A series of games and experiments demonstrate how...
Ep.04
Everyone's brain changes throughout life, expanding and contracting, shifting points of views, adjusting perspectives - you wake up every...
Ep.05
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...
Ep.06
Jason Silva meets several people in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who personify the word "survivor," and puts their brains to the test in a...
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Ep.01
Your brain and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, we find out which one is...
Ep.02
In this episode, we find out if people can trust their own brains. We'll see the many ways your brain deceives you and leads you astray...
Ep.03
Using segments from the 2014 summer season, this double-length special looks at whether people are wired for compassion, or anger, or...
Ep.04
Think brainteasers, word games, and visual illusions are fun? If you do, then this special episode of Brain Games is for you! We have...
Ep.05
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