Brain Games

Cert 12


Episode 2 - Season 4


An exploration of how the brain works, focusing on how the mind can be manipulated to see things that are not there.



  • Memory


    Memory: Attention shifts to the subject of memory. Find out what it is, why you have it and, most importantly, why you keep on forgetting where you put those keys! (S4, ep 1)

  • Morality


    Morality: Find out where morality comes from with a series of thought-provoking games and challenges designed to test the strength of your moral fibre. (S4, ep 2)

  • Common Sense


    Common Sense: Illusionist Eric Leclerc reveals how basic beliefs and perceptions can lead you astray. Gravity is put to the test, too - with the help of a watermelon and an egg. (S4, ep 3)

  • Money


    Money: Money is present in every corner of our lives - we earn it, spend it, manage it and often obsess over it, but how well do we understand it? (S4, ep 4)

  • Left Vs. Right


    Left vs. Right: Find out how the two halves of the brain operate, from what they control to whether or not one side dominates the other. (S4, ep 5)

  • Misconceptions


    Misconceptions: Does size matter? Will listening to Mozart really make you smarter? Bust some widely held beliefs about the brain through a series of interactive experiments. (S4, ep 6)

  • Peer Pressure


    Peer Pressure: Find out if your brain is hardwired into wanting to fit in, taking into account everything from the clothes you wear to the food you eat. (S4, ep 8)

  • Logic


    Logic: Put your problem-solving skills to the test with a series of logic games designed to showcase the power and limitations of your abilities. (S4, ep 9)

  • Faces


    Faces: There is much more to a person's face than meets the eye. Find out what your most important feature is, and why staring can make you fight or take flight. (S4, ep 10)

  • Sleep


    Sleep: The series turns its attention to sleep. What exactly is it and why do we need it? Plus, find out what happened when three volunteers were kept awake for 36 hours. (S4, ep 11)

  • Imagination


    Imagination: Discover the astonishing ways you use your imagination to solve daily problems. Plus, find out how to always keep the good ideas flowing. (S4, ep 12)

  • Positive Thinking


    Positive Thinking: Explore the inner workings of your mind. Discover the surprising power of positive thinking, as well as how to turn your frown upside down. (S4, ep 13)

  • Perspective


    Perspective: Incredible tests and experiments reveal why your brain isn't always as honest as you think and why you shouldn't always believe exactly what you see. (S4, ep 14)

  • Scams


    Scams: Each year millions of people fall victim to fraud or scams. Find out how to dodge them, as well as how con artists use your brain's flaws to their advantage. (S4, ep 15)

  • Animal Vs. Human


    Animal Vs. Human: Find out how a bird can eat like a horse, what makes a dog jealous and how a chimp can make you look a fool during unique experiments and competitions. (S4, ep 16)