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First Aired: October 9th, 2011
Status: Continuing
Summary: Get ready to have your mind messed with! "Brain Games" is a groundbreaking series that uses interactive experiments, misdirection and tricks to demonstrate how our brains create the illusion of seamless reality through our memory, through our sensory perception, and how we focus our attention.
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Season 5
Episode 1: Common Sense
Air Date: January 19th, 2015
Summary: From knowing when to cross the street to avoiding hot stoves, your brain is constantly making judgments that you likely take for granted. We chalk it up to common sense - but just how common is it? Through interactive games and mind-bending challenges, unravel your mental shortcuts and learn how to harness the power of collective thinking. Play along to understand how your common sense can either lead you astray or keep you on the right track.
Episode 2: Left vs. Right
Air Date: January 19th, 2015
Summary: 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 the notion that the left half or our brain is the creative side while the right half is more logical? In this episode about your left and right brain, we're going to put you through a series of games and experiments designed to find out how the two sides operate, what they really control, and whether or not one side of your brain dominates the other.
Episode 3: Morality
Air Date: January 26th, 2015
Summary: Have you ever wondered where your morality comes from? Is it ingrained in your brain, set by religion, or does society dictate what you deem as right or wrong? Through a series of interactive games and experiments, we'll test the strength of your moral fiber. Play along and discover how your brain makes countless moral decisions every single day. We're going to mess with your mind as we show you how outside influences like clothing, attitude, and your own evolutionary survival may sway your brain...and your morals.
Episode 4: Money
Air Date: February 2nd, 2015
Summary: 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 over it, but how well do we really understand it? If you play along you'll understand why your brain gets excited when you think you're getting a deal, why there's no such thing as a free lunch, and you'll learn how to stop paying more for less.
Episode 5: Paranormal
Air Date: February 9th, 2015
Summary: 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 paranormal. Or it might just be your brain playing tricks on you. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer in the supernatural, you have to admit there are things out there your brain just can't quite explain. This is an episode about your brain and the paranormal. Get ready for a series of games and experiments designed to prove you actually know more about the unknown than you think. We're going to put your sixth sense to the test by ...
Episode 6: Memory
Air Date: February 16th, 2015
Summary: 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 those darn keys! And if you play along you'll see why forgetting can actually be a good thing! It's going to be a night to remember...on Brain Games.
Episode 7: Misconceptions
Air Date: February 23rd, 2015
Summary: 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 experiments, you'll discover whether or not you only use 10% of your brain, if size really does matter and whether listening to Mozart actually makes you smarter.
Episode 8: Peer Pressure
Air Date: March 2nd, 2015
Summary: 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 actions - think again. It turns out the clothes you wear, the food you eat, and even the way you walk has less to do with you and more to do with everyone else. In this episode, we'll explore that your brain may be hardwired to want to fit in. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll prove that the decisions that make you yourself also make you a part of the crowd. Sure, some of what we're about to point out might make you ...
Episode 9: Logic
Air Date: March 9th, 2015
Summary: 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 day, you use logic to get things done, from dressing for the weather, choosing the best route to work, to deciding what to eat for dinner. Through a series of interactive games and experiments, you'll learn about the power and the limitations of your logical abilities. Studies have found that logic is something you develop and hone with practice, so play along as we present puzzles and illusions that will help strengthen your brain.
Episode 10: Faces
Air Date: March 16th, 2015
Summary: 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 deeply rooted in your own unique face. And with over 40 muscles twisting and contorting, your face allows you to express a near infinite number of emotions and feelings. But not only are you capable of making faces -- your brain is also highly adept at recognizing what other peoples' faces are saying to you. In this episode about faces, we're going to mess with your mind and show you that there's more to a face than meets the eye. And if...
Episode 11: Positive Thinking
Air Date: June 28th, 2015
Summary: In this episode about positive thinking, we’re going to show you how thinking positively can change your thoughts, your reality and even your life!
Episode 12: Scams
Air Date: June 28th, 2015
Summary: Through a series of interactive games and experiments, you’ll discover how easily your brain is deceived. Scammers and con artists make it their business to know how your brain works, and how to use its flaws to their advantage.
Episode 13: Sleep
Air Date: June 28th, 2015
Summary: In what could be our most ambitious Brain Games experiment ever, we keep three volunteers awake for 36 hours in order to test the effects of sleep deprivation on human performance. Join them in our special Sleep Lab, and play along as we put them through a battery of physical and mental tests.
Episode 14: Perspective
Air Date: June 28th, 2015
Summary: 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 your perception of the world, how you can radically shift the way you see reality and how your brain isn’t always as honest with you as you think it is.
Episode 15: Animal vs. Human
Air Date: June 29th, 2015
Summary: How do our brains stack up against the brains of other species? We’ll try to find out in this episode that pits animals against humans in a series of unique competitions.
Episode 16: Imagination
Air Date: June 29th, 2015
Summary: We often associate imagination with creativity and the arts, but we don’t always think about how important it is to our daily lives. If you play along you’ll see how you can use your imagination to solve daily problems, how to tap into the imaginative process and how, with a little help, you can keep the good ideas flowing.
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