Get ready to have your mind messed with! Brain Games 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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Positive Thinking 05x11
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!
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Common Sense 05x01
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!