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Are you ready for a truly mind-blowing television experience? Brain Games returns with twelve new episodes, each chock full of interactive games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain. Host Jason Silva and Deception Specialist Apollo Robbins are teaming up with some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists to get inside your head and show you what’s going on in there.

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Are you ready for a truly mind-blowing television experience? Brain Games returns with twelve new episodes, each chock full of interactive games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain. Host Jason Silva and Deception Specialist Apollo Robbins are teaming up with some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists to get inside your head and show you what’s going on in there.

    • EPISODE 1

    Focus Pocus

    Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think again. Your peripheral vision is blurrier than a cell phone camera from 1998! In this episode, host Jason Silva - with the help of deception specialist Apollo Robbins and psychologist Brian Scholl, the director of Yale University's Perception and Cognition Lab - reveals the secrets behind the mysteries of focus and attention. Using the all-American pastime football as a backdrop, they'll demonstrate how your brain is constantly working to select what it thinks is the most important information, and filtering out the rest... as if it was never there.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think again. Your peripheral vision is blurrier than a cell phone camera from 1998! In this episode, host Jason Silva - with the help of deception specialist Apollo Robbins and psychologist Brian Scholl, the director of Yale University's Perception and Cognition Lab - reveals the secrets behind the mysteries of focus and attention. Using the all-American pastime football as a backdrop, they'll demonstrate how your brain is constantly working to select what it thinks is the most important information, and filtering out the rest... as if it was never there.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    It's About Time

    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 the speed of events. Neuroscientist Dr. Chess Stetson explains the oddball effect using a series of pictures. Illusionist Apollo Robbins uses juggling pins to demonstrate what happens when the brain doesn't have enough time to process a large amount of information, while host Jason Silva plays with the speed of sound and light to find out why movies and television shows are sometimes out of sync.

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    • 22 Minutes

    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 the speed of events. Neuroscientist Dr. Chess Stetson explains the oddball effect using a series of pictures. Illusionist Apollo Robbins uses juggling pins to demonstrate what happens when the brain doesn't have enough time to process a large amount of information, while host Jason Silva plays with the speed of sound and light to find out why movies and television shows are sometimes out of sync.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Motion Commotion

    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 develop a pretty sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode stops to ask some deceptively simple questions - What really is motion? Is the movement that you see real? Or is the wiring of your brain's motion detectors merely being fooled? We explore the science behind how your brain detects and interprets motion, and you'll see how easily this hard-wiring can be fooled... for better and for worse.

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    • 22 Minutes

    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 develop a pretty sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode stops to ask some deceptively simple questions - What really is motion? Is the movement that you see real? Or is the wiring of your brain's motion detectors merely being fooled? We explore the science behind how your brain detects and interprets motion, and you'll see how easily this hard-wiring can be fooled... for better and for worse.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Don't Be Afraid

    Our experts examine the brain's internal tug of war between fear and rationalization. Whether boarding an airplane or walking down a spooky street at night, we'll see how dread and anticipation build feelings of fear. Putting our host's emotions to the test, Apollo Robbins challenges Jason Silva to a game of Russian roulette. Then, with the help of John Harlacher, co-director of one of New York City's scariest haunted houses, we "Fear Factor" a group of volunteers. Without their senses of sight, sound, or control of their limbs, see how they react to snakes, cockroaches and rats... or so they think.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Our experts examine the brain's internal tug of war between fear and rationalization. Whether boarding an airplane or walking down a spooky street at night, we'll see how dread and anticipation build feelings of fear. Putting our host's emotions to the test, Apollo Robbins challenges Jason Silva to a game of Russian roulette. Then, with the help of John Harlacher, co-director of one of New York City's scariest haunted houses, we "Fear Factor" a group of volunteers. Without their senses of sight, sound, or control of their limbs, see how they react to snakes, cockroaches and rats... or so they think.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    What You Don't Know

    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 likely bet wrong... but don't worry it's not just you! When you stop and think about it, you're probably not that aware of all of the things you don't understand. The fact is we go through our daily lives feeling pretty confident in our knowledge and understanding of the world, but that confidence is mostly an illusion. In this episode of Brain Games, we'll show you firsthand just how the "illusion of knowledge" plagues the human brain and why we fall victim, again and again, to the notion that we understand more than we actually do.

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    • 22 Minutes

    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 likely bet wrong... but don't worry it's not just you! When you stop and think about it, you're probably not that aware of all of the things you don't understand. The fact is we go through our daily lives feeling pretty confident in our knowledge and understanding of the world, but that confidence is mostly an illusion. In this episode of Brain Games, we'll show you firsthand just how the "illusion of knowledge" plagues the human brain and why we fall victim, again and again, to the notion that we understand more than we actually do.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Battle of the Sexes

    From the second you're born, you're a unique individual. You'll make choices about your friends, your career, your relationships, where you live, and how you dress. But one thing you don't get to choose is whether you were born a man or a woman - and that flip of the genetic coin will play a huge role in determining how you think about...well, almost everything. In this episode, we find out once and for all which gender's hard drive is wired better...for doing what.

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    • 22 Minutes

    From the second you're born, you're a unique individual. You'll make choices about your friends, your career, your relationships, where you live, and how you dress. But one thing you don't get to choose is whether you were born a man or a woman - and that flip of the genetic coin will play a huge role in determining how you think about...well, almost everything. In this episode, we find out once and for all which gender's hard drive is wired better...for doing what.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    You Decide

    Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of addictive interactive games, surprising experiments, and relatable experts you'll learn astonishing facts about how you make decisions - and how to get better at making them.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of addictive interactive games, surprising experiments, and relatable experts you'll learn astonishing facts about how you make decisions - and how to get better at making them.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Use It or Lose It

    All the latest research says that your brain needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins are going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout.

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    • 22 Minutes

    All the latest research says that your brain needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins are going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Illusion Confusion

    Brain Games reveals how optical illusions are a great way of showing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive three dimensions.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Brain Games reveals how optical illusions are a great way of showing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive three dimensions.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Liar, Liar

    Host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins break down why we lie and what happens in the brain, even though science tells us that the truth is physiologically and neurologically easier.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins break down why we lie and what happens in the brain, even though science tells us that the truth is physiologically and neurologically easier.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Seeing Is Believing

    Seeing is believing, right? Not necessarily. It all depends on your perspective. In this episode of Brain Games, mind-bending illusions will show you the ways in which your visual perceptions can be surprisingly off. Watch as your brain turns beautiful people into scary monsters, and reduces giants to miniatures. We'll make you question what you see. Host Jason Silva, deception specialist Apollo Robbins, and psychologist Dr. Daniel Simons will explore the idea that, even when your brain makes its best guess, the world you see is not quite accurate.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Seeing is believing, right? Not necessarily. It all depends on your perspective. In this episode of Brain Games, mind-bending illusions will show you the ways in which your visual perceptions can be surprisingly off. Watch as your brain turns beautiful people into scary monsters, and reduces giants to miniatures. We'll make you question what you see. Host Jason Silva, deception specialist Apollo Robbins, and psychologist Dr. Daniel Simons will explore the idea that, even when your brain makes its best guess, the world you see is not quite accurate.

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    • 22 Minutes
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