Brain Games

  • Score 8.3
  • Premiered: Oct 2011
  • Episodes: 59
  • Followers: 214
  • Rank #1554
  • Ended
  • National Geographic
  • Monday at 9

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Season 4 Discuss
4x1
Compassion
Air date
Jul 14, 2014
Join host Jason Silva in interactive games and experiments to explore your brain's capacity for compassion. Discover if you were born naughty or nice and explore the chances of finding a psychopath among your family and friends.
4x2
Addiction
Air date
Jul 14, 2014
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 pop song gets stuck in your head. And, discover one of the most addictive sounds in the world.
4x3
Language
Air date
Jul 21, 2014
Discover how language is the closest thing humans have to telepathy and how you communicate without words every day. Guest Sri Sarma, a biomedical-engineer from John Hopkins University, leads a discovery of language and how humans create meaning.
4x4
Risk
Air date
Jul 21, 2014
Nearly every choice you make involves some calculated risk. Explore how your brain evaluates risk in everyday situations and discover why we're all born as risk-takers. Learn to assess risk like your life depends on it, because it does.
4x5
Battle of the Sexes 2
Air date
Jul 28, 2014
Find out how the male brain and female brain differ when they are pitted against each other in games and experiments. Learn which gender is victorious in the battle of the sexes.
4x6
Superstitions
Air date
Jul 28, 2014
Learn about your superstition and why humans believe in things that have no basis in reality. Discover why your brain may be hardwired to be superstitious and if it's possible to read minds.
4x7
Food
Air date
Aug 04, 2014
Discover the brain's role in your choice of food and what makes you hungry. Through interactive games and experiments, you will learn why you overeat and whether taking comfort in comfort food is good for you.
4x8
Anger
Air date
Aug 11, 2014
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 your brain gets angry and what you can do about it.
4x9
Patterns
Air date
Aug 18, 2014
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 routine is really a pattern. Learn how, when processing the world, your brain is always filling in the blanks.
4x10 Season finale
Intuition
Air date
Aug 25, 2014
The power of intuition--when you know something to be true without knowing why--is one of the mind's greatest mysteries. Test your intuition and learn how your brain makes decisions without you having to think about it.

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