Brain Games

Brain Games

2011 - 2016, Other, Science
Documentary series with interactive experiments, illusions, and mind tricks revealing the inner workings of the human brain.

Episode Guide

  • Brain Games - The Survivor Brain (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    The Survivor Brain

    Jason Silva meets several people in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who personify the word "survivor", and puts their brains to the test.

  • Brain Games - Super Senses (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Super Senses

    Hidden senses in the brain.

  • Brain Games - Superhirn (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Superhirn

    Jason Silva heads to the New Jersey Shore to show how the mind's point of view shifts over a lifetime.

  • Brain Games - Life of the Brain (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Life of the Brain

    Jason Silva heads to the New Jersey Shore to show how the mind's point of view shifts over a lifetime.

  • Brain Games - Brains Behaving Badly (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Brains Behaving Badly

    Discovering the reason why brains may be wired to believe everything a person hears; convincing people with one word.

  • Brain Games - Sündiges Gehirn (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Sündiges Gehirn

    Discovering the reason why brains may be wired to believe everything a person hears; convincing people with one word.

  • Brain Games - The God Brain (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The God Brain

    New research has uncovered that believing in God may be hardwired in our brains.

  • Brain Games - Meet the Brain (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Meet the Brain

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

  • Brain Games - Verborgene Sinne (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Verborgene Sinne

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

  • Brain Games - Imagination (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Imagination

    Understanding how you can use your imagination to solve daily problems, tapping into the imaginative process and how to keep good ideas flowing.

  • Brain Games - Animal vs. Human (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Animal vs. Human

    Comparing animal and human brains in a series of unique competitions to see how our brains stack up against those of other species.

  • Brain Games - Perspective (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Perspective

    Discovering how the brain becomes tripped up by odd angles and how light and shadows effect your perception of the world.

  • Brain Games - Sleep (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Sleep

    The average adult spends more than 220,000 hours, or roughly 25 years, in bed sleeping.

  • Brain Games - Scams (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Scams

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

  • Brain Games - Positive Thinking (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Positive Thinking

    Learn how thinking positively can change your thoughts, your reality and can even change your life.

  • Brain Games - Try This at Home (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Try This at Home

    The most intriguing games that viewers would be able to try, practice, and play on their friends and family at home.

  • Brain Games - Faces (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Faces

    Discovering that there is more to the face than meets the eye; the most important feature of your face; how staring leads to fight or flight and why looking at parts of a face won't always give the whole picture.

  • Brain Games - Logic (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Logic

    Discover the power and the limitations of logical abilities.

  • Brain Games - Peer Pressure (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Peer Pressure

    Brains that may be hardwired to want to fit in.

  • Brain Games - Misconceptions (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Misconceptions

    Busting widely held myths about the brain through fun and interactive games and experiments; discovering if size really matters and whether listening to Mozart makes you smarter.

  • Brain Games - Memory (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Memory

    An investigation into the importance of memory and how it shapes people's lives, allowing them to interact with a world in which things are familiar and accessible, not always frighteningly strange and unknowable.

  • Brain Games - Paranormal (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Paranormal

    Things that your brain just cannot quite explain; games and experiments that are designed to test the brain's sixth sense.

  • Brain Games - Money (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Money

    Understanding money and why your brain gets excited when you think you are receiving a deal; how to stop paying more for less.

  • Brain Games - Morality (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Morality

    Testing the strength of your moral fiber through thought-provoking games and moral dilemmas.

  • Brain Games - Left vs. Right (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Left vs. Right

    Separating out the two halves of the brain, to discover examine how the two sides operate, what they really control, and whether or not one side dominates the other.

  • Brain Games - Common Sense (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Common Sense

    Illusionist Eric Leclerc shows how basic beliefs and perceptions can lead you astray; gravity is put to the test by dropping a watermelon and an egg from four stories up!

  • Brain Games - Intuition (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Intuition

    Discover the mysterious sensation of intuition as interactive games and experiments reveal why you should stop thinking with your head and listen to your gut.

  • Brain Games - Power of Patterns (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Power of Patterns

    A series of games and experiments designed to show you how your brain is always filling in the blanks in the world.

  • Brain Games - Patterns (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Patterns

    A series of games and experiments designed to show you how your brain is always filling in the blanks in the world.

  • Brain Games - Anger (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Anger

    Explore how and why your brain gets angry, why it can be a good thing and how to deal with other's anger as well as your own.

  • Brain Games - Food For Thought (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Food For Thought

    Experiments and tests reveal how our brains and stomachs are linked, why we like the food we do and why we find some foods more comforting than others.

  • Brain Games - Food (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Food

    Experiments and tests reveal how our brains and stomachs are linked, why we like the food we do and why we find some foods more comforting than others.

  • Brain Games - Superstitions (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Superstitions

    Discover through a series of games how our brains have the power to make us believe things with no basis in reality.

  • Brain Games - Very Superstitious (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Very Superstitious

    Discover through a series of games how our brains have the power to make us believe things with no basis in reality.

  • Brain Games - Battle of the Sexes 2 (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Battle of the Sexes 2

    Discover how and why your brain creates snap judgments about masculinity and femininity, and explore how the genders are not created equally.

  • Brain Games - Risk (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Risk

    Learn why nearly every choice you make, from what to eat for breakfast to where you put your money, involves some sort of calculated risk.

  • Brain Games - Risky Business (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Risky Business

    Learn why nearly every choice you make, from what to eat for breakfast to where you put your money, involves some sort of calculated risk.

  • Brain Games - Speak Your Mind (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Speak Your Mind

    Learn how you understand language and create meaning as interactive games and experiments reveal how you speak a lot every day - without saying a word.

  • Brain Games - Language (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Language

    Learn how you understand language and create meaning as interactive games and experiments reveal how you speak a lot every day - without saying a word.

  • Brain Games - Addiction (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Addiction

    Games and experiments reveal how everyone is addicted to something and why we can't live without certain things.

  • Brain Games - You Gotta Have it (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    You Gotta Have it

    Games and experiments reveal how everyone is addicted to something and why we can't live without certain things.

  • Brain Games - Compassion (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Compassion

    Exploring the brain's capacity for compassion through games and experiments; the motives behind selfless and selfish acts.

  • Brain Games - Follow The Leader (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Follow The Leader

    Discover whether your brain is a born leader, or a born follower, because like it or not, much of your behavior is influenced by your imitation of other people.

  • Brain Games - In It to Win It (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    In It to Win It

    Learn what is it about the brain that makes us want to win; Interactive games test your competitive streak, as well as reveal why rivalry can be a good thing.

  • Brain Games - Kampfgeist (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Kampfgeist

    Learn what is it about the brain that makes us want to win; Interactive games test your competitive streak, as well as reveal why rivalry can be a good thing.

  • Brain Games - Mind Your Body (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Mind Your Body

    Discover how your mind and body sometimes work together and sometimes betray each other; also learn a secret about your body's reaction time that you can use for some quick cash.

  • Brain Games - Retrain Your Brain (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Retrain Your Brain

    Learn how to upgrade your brain with interactive games that reveal the brain's hidden shortcuts and give it a performance boost.

  • Brain Games - What's Going On? (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    What's Going On?

    Explore spatial awareness, how our brains communicate and the brain's hardwired sense of direction.

  • Brain Games - Stress Test (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Stress Test

    From angry bosses and traffic jams to crying babies and late bills, discover how to handle stress better through a set of interactive games and experiments.

  • Brain Games - Laws of Attraction (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Laws of Attraction

    Surprising facts about attraction; love-at-first sight feelings are all in your head and how hidden formulas can predict whom you find attractive.

  • Brain Games - In Living Color (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    In Living Color

    Astounding experiments and interactive games reveal that colors may be nothing more than illusions created in the brain.

  • Brain Games - Trust Me (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Trust Me

    Learn why it pays to be more trusting in an untrustworthy world and skeptical of the workings of your own brain.

  • Brain Games - Battle of the Ages (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Battle of the Ages

    Explore your brain and how it doesn't always act its age through a series of games and experiments; discover how daily routines could be affecting and rapidy aging your brain... and learn how to slow it down.

  • Brain Games - Brain Trust (Season 3)
    Season 3:

    Brain Trust

    The many ways your brain deceives you on a daily basis.

  • Brain Games - Mind vs. Body (Season 3)
    Season 3:

    Mind vs. Body

    How the brain and body are connected, and which is in charge.

  • Brain Games - Liar, Liar (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Liar, Liar

    Why humans lie, what goes on in the brain that allows them to do so and why telling the truth is psychologically so much easier.

  • Brain Games - Illusion Confusion (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Illusion Confusion

    Discover the inner workings of your brain and how we perceive 3D images with these optical illusions to mess with your mind; also find out what special ability we share with Superman.

  • Brain Games - Use It or Lose It (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Use It or Lose It

    Interactive games and experiments that raise the human brain's fitness to the next level, giving your brain the exercise it needs.

  • Brain Games - You Decide (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    You Decide

    A series of interactive games and surprising experiments reveal astonishing facts about how you make decisions and how to get better at making them.

  • Brain Games - Seeing Is Believing (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Seeing Is Believing

    What people see shouldn't always be trusted; mind altering illusions show us that often it's the brain that's to blame and not the eyes.

  • Brain Games - Battle of the Sexes (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Battle of the Sexes

    The ways the male and female brain may be wired differently seen through a series of interactive games, unexpected experiments, and relatable experts.

  • Brain Games - What You Don't Know (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    What You Don't Know

    A series of fun, interactive games that show how little knowledge the brain can hold and why we think we know more than we do.

  • Brain Games - Power of Persuasion (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Power of Persuasion

    The tricks of persuasion, how advertisers use them and how con-men use these tactics to get you to do what they want.

  • Brain Games - Don't Be Afraid (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Don't Be Afraid

    Interactive games and experiments reveal why a healthy dose of fear is good you, as well as why your spine tingles when you are afraid.

  • Brain Games - Motion Commotion (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Motion Commotion

    A series of mind-bending games reveal how the hard wiring of the brain perceives motion and how that perception doesn't always match reality.

  • Brain Games - It's About Time (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    It's About Time

    How you can measure something so abstract and invisible; why time flies when you're having fun and slows down when you're in danger.

  • Brain Games - Focus Pocus (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Focus Pocus

    The daily battle between attention and distraction happening inside your brain through a series of addictive interactive games, unexpected experiments, and relatable experts.

  • Brain Games - Remember This! (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Remember This!

    From learning number patterns to recognizing faces, learn how the brain creates and stores memories for long and short term use.

  • Brain Games - Pay Attention! (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Pay Attention!

    World famous magician David Copperfield and other experts show how we can trick the mind using an elegant form of attention control.

  • Brain Games - Watch This! (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Watch This!

    Hollywood filmmakers create mind-bending sensory illusions; an illusion causes people to "feel" via their eyes; one blind man can "see" with his ears.

  • Brain Games - Fair Game (Special)
    Special:

    Fair Game

    This episode look at whether people are wired for compassion, or anger, or both; take a look at how compassion and anger could be two sides of the same coin, part of a vital system your brain uses to keep you alive.

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