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God and money03:41
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Card memory test
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Actor Ted Danson and special guests The Blue Man Group play along with host Keegan-Michael Key as we learn how our brains distinguish fact from fiction. Games include identifying real vs. fake news headlines, spotting a poker face out of a group of World Series Poker Champions and figuring out which photo conveys the truth. In addition, master mentalist Lior Suchard predicts who's lying when it comes to hiding a treasured object, and Danson takes a ride through the show's mental obstacle course, known as the Gauntlet.
Actress Tiffany Haddish and director Jordan Peele join Keegan-Michael Key to play games that show how Hollywood pros manipulate our brains to make us feel genuine emotion while watching movies. Challenges and demos include taking a closer look at some of the bizarre tactics used to create sound effects in movies, spotting the stuntman, identifying a performer in disguise and illuminating how filmmakers manipulate our brains with editing. Sound designer Craig Pennigan shows us how sound alters the way our brains perceive a scene, Haddish tests her mental strength and agility in the Gauntlet, and mentalist Lior Suchard stuns the crowd with an amazing...
Kids vs. Adults+
Actor Anthony Anderson and his younger "Black-ish" co-star Marsai Martin face off in a series of games with Keegan-Michael Key to explore the surprising differences between adults' and kids' brains. Challenges involve language, reflexes and reaction times, and risk-taking and mind control - all before the two co-stars face off in the Gauntlet's mental obstacle course. Plus, field correspondent Cara Santa Maria pits the driving skills of teens against those of adults by reversing the controls of a go-cart, using neuroscience to explain why one group performs much better than the other.
Your Brain On Love+
Actress Rebel Wilson joins Keegan-Michael Key to explore the power of the subconscious when it comes to falling in love. Games and demos show how facial symmetry, color of clothing, vocal qualities, resemblance to family members and even a guitar case can play a role in attraction. Master mentalist Lior Suchard stuns Wilson by giving her details of a date she remembers - and pairs off potential partners who have a surprising thing in common - before Wilson takes on the Gauntlet, an obstacle course designed to test mental strength and agility.
Actors and married couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard go head-to-head in the Battle of the Sexes, a series of games designed to find out how men's and women's brains differ. Challenges include stocking items in a fridge, communicating the details of a model's outfit and solving a math puzzle before a gas balloon explodes. Field correspondent Cara Santa Maria plays a game of telephone with a group in Los Angeles to see if men or women communicate better, and mentalist Lior Suchard astonishingly reveals the names of Bell and Shepard's first crushes, all culminating in the Gauntlet, a battle where the two compare their mental strength and agility.
The Sound of Music+
Actor-musician Jack Black and his Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass join Keegan-Michael Key to learn how music affects the brain. Games and demonstrations include a round of musical mad libs, "Odd-itory" illusions and experiments that show how music can affect our perception of images, emotions and even taste. Master mentalist Lior Suchard asks Black to think of any song in the world and tries to guess it correctly. Black tests his brain power in the Gauntlet, and afterward he is joined by singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor for an improvised onstage jam session.
Power And Persuasion+
Keegan-Michael Key welcomes billionaire CEO and star of "Shark Tank" Mark Cuban to explore how business-savvy, powerful brains might be different from others, and how power can manipulate the way we think. Cuban and Key undergo a series of challenges involving split-second decision-making via rapid hiring and firing, memory mastery and a ruthless game of "Simon Says." Plus, actor Colin Hanks demonstrates the halo effect by disguising his identity to become a pretentious artist. Mentalist Lior Suchard manipulates the audience to move pendulums with their minds, and Cuban tests his mettle in the Gauntlet's mental obstacle course.
Mind Over Matter+
New Orleans Saints NFL quarterback Drew Brees puts his brain to the test with a series of mental challenges exploring how everyday superhumans have hacked their brains and how we can train our own minds to do as we want. Games include Draft Day, in which Brees tests his reaction time and cognitive flexibility, and a game of hand-eye coordination and perception. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin makes an appearance to give an example of bimanual interference, mentalist Lior Suchard stuns Brees by predicting his every move, and then Brees takes on his own brain strength in the Gauntlet's mental obstacle course.
Brains Behaving Badly+
This is a show about your brain and sin. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you that your brain maybe hardwired to sin. If you play along, you'll learn why the "guilt" in "guilty pleasures" is what makes us feel so good. Get ready to behave badly…on Brain Games.
Life of The Brain+
In this episode about the lifespan of your brain, we're going to put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you how your brain changes over time, and how different age groups have vastly different skill sets.Think you're at your cognitive cusp? Get ready to come of age...on Brain Games!
If you think you've only got 5 senses, think again! On this episode we're going to explore deep into the brain to show all the hidden senses you have working to help you navigate everyday life. Some of these senses may seem super human but trust us, they're all inside you!
Meet The Brain+
Join Jason Silva on an exciting tour through the labyrinthine city of London -the metaphor for your brain and its numerous regions and intricate pathways.Delving into topics from spatial memory to semantic knowledge, this episode promises to enlighten and enthrall. Get ready to meet your brain on Brain Games V.
The God Brain+
In this episode we arrive in the holy city of Jerusalem to explore what we call the "God Brain." Billions of people around the world believe in a divine being, but how does the "believing brain" work? Is spirituality hardwired or installed in us by a divine Programmer, or is it part of a complex evolutionary adaptation process that has been transpiring for millions of years? This episode is an exciting opportunity to exploit hidden-camera experiments, man-on-the-street encounters, and high-tech laboratories across the globe in the quest to explore the neuro-physiology behind spiritual practice. The games devised in this episode will shed light...
The Survivor Brain+
Like all living beings, humans are survivors. The immutable evolutionary laws of Nature have winnowed out the weak over millions of years. In this episode we deconstruct the neuroscience behind human survival how we evolved to survive, and what role our ancient instincts still play today in keeping us alive. Get ready for some mind-boggling adventures of the human mind on this episode of Brain Games V.
Try This At Home (Compilation)+
Do you think brainteasers, word games, and visual illusions are fun? If you do, then this special episode of Brain Games is for you! We are putting YOU in the game. We have chosen our best interactive games and put them all into a one-hour BRAIN GAMES special. Take these games and try them on your own friends and family to amaze them with how smart YOU are.
In this episode, we mess with your mind to show you what memory is, why you have one, and why you keep forgetting where you put those keys!
Through a series of experiments, we test the strength of your moral fibre and show you how outside influences may sway your brain.
From knowing when to cross the road to avoiding hot stoves, your brain is constantly making judgments. So where does this common sense come from?
Money is present in every corner of our lives - we earn it, spend it, manage it and obsess over it, but how well do we really understand it?
Left vs. Right+
Discover how the two sides of your brain operate, what they really control and whether or not one side of your brain dominates the other.
Discover whether you only use 10% of your brain or not, if size really does matter and whether listening to Mozart actually makes you smarter.
Whether you're a skeptic or a believer in the supernatural, you have to admit there are things out there that your brain just can't explain.
If you think you have full control of your thoughts and actions, think again. It turns out that your brain may be hardwired to want to fit in.
Through a series of interactive games and experiments, discover the power and the limitations of your logical abilities.
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.
The average adult spends more than 220,000 hours - or roughly 25 years - in bed sleeping. That's one third of your life spent in slumber! But what exactly is sleep? Why do you spend so much of your time doing it? And what happens to your brain and body if you don't get a full night's rest? In what could be our most ambitious Brain Games experiment ever, we keep 3 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. Will their scores hold up, or will the lack of "Z's" cause them to crash?...
This is a show about your brain and its imagination. 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, you'll learn how to tap into the imaginative process, and that, with a little help, you can keep the good ideas flowing. Get ready to unleash your imagination…on Brain Games.
Do you sometimes hear a little voice in your head, an inner critic that keeps you from performing at your best? What if we told you there's a way to change what that voice is telling you that will improve your performance in just about anything you try? It might come as a surprise, but research shows thinking positive is more than just a warm and fuzzy idea. And in this episode about positive thinking, we're going to show you how thinking positive can change your thoughts, your reality, and even your life! We're going to mess with your mood to show you what really makes that glass seem half empty or half full; why people who stand tall, stand...
What do you see when you look at the world? Does reality really exist the way you experience it? Your brain is constantly taking in different bits of information all at once to make meaningful patterns that eventually form a complete picture of the world around you. Whether it's light, shadow, distance, or sound, the way your brain perceives this information creates your unique perspective. But have you ever stopped to wonder if your brain is actually being fooled-or if your brain is fooling you? 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...
Pay close attention - what you discover in this episode of Brain Games will keep you from falling for a scam. In a robbery, the victim is forced to give up money or possessions. In a scam or con, the victim hands over their valuables willingly. Each year, millions of people around the world fall for some sort of scam or fraud. 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. Play along to discover how your brain is wired to initially believe everything it hears, what...
Animal vs. Human+
On this beastly episode, it's going to be heads vs. tails as we pit humans against animals in series of unique competitions. And if you play along, you'll discover how a bird can eat like a horse, a dog can be jealous like a baby, and how a chimp can make you look like a chump. Who will win this interspecies showdown? Don't bet on the wrong horse. It's about to get wild on Brain Games!
Battle of The Ages+
Its a fact of life. From the minute were born, were all getting older. And while its long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the case. Some brain functions improve as we get older, while other dont fully develop until later in life! In this episode we explore your brain and how it doesnt always act its age. Through a series of games and experiments, you'll discover how your daily routines might be aging your brain . . . and how you can actually slow down the clock. And if you pay attention, youll discover the surprising answer about whether older brains or younger...
In Living Color+
Think you understand the colors you see every day? Think an apple is actually red, or a leaf is really green? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that will reveal a shocking truth - color is just an illusion created by your brain. So get ready to color outside the lines - on Brain Games.
What's Going On?+
Whether its remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where were going. In this episode we explore spatial awareness. Its how your brain tells you where you are. Through a series of games and experiments well test the boundaries of your brains hardwired sense of direction, and prove how you arent always aware of your surroundings or even your body. Plus youll learn...
This is a show about your brain and trust. Does it sometimes seem like you have to be on your guard all the time against untrustworthy advertisers, politicians, and other people? So how do you maintain a level of trust in an untrustworthy world - and what is trust anyway? Through a series of fun and interactive games, you'll learn to trust others a little more and your own brain a little less! Prepare to put your trust in Brain Games.
Laws of Attraction+
In this episode youll play along with interactive games that unlock the secrets to attraction, youll learn how your brain quickly calculates whats attractive (or not), and youll discover how hidden formulas can predict whom you consider beautiful. Youll journey into the secrets of long-term relationships, and youll play along and discover just what it is that attracts two people together beyond conscious control including a shocking revelation of the one body part that can often predict compatibility. From secret formulas to brainwave patterns, youll see the mysteries of attraction revealed. Prepare to discover that beauty isnt skin deep its brain...
This is a show about your brain and stress. Youll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, youre surrounded by stress everyday. But stress has a purpose, and youll discover why its a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhelm you. But dont let that stress you outthere are ways to manage it! Through a series of interactive games and experiments,youll discover how stress works and how to handle it better. So sit back, relax and dont stress out…on Brain Games.
In It To Win It+
Whether you're trying to get to the head of the class, earn the big promotion, or just find a parking spot - every day, you're competing. With yourself… and with others. So what is it about the human brain that makes you want to win - sometimes at all costs? In this episode we'll explore your brain and competition through a series of, well… competitions! Each viewer will be assigned a team and play along as our Red and Blue teams duke it out in a head to head battle to determine the winner of "The Brain Games" . Along the way you'll learn what drives you to compete, why some people may be born more competitive, and how a little healthy rivalry...
Retrain Your Brain+
Are you stuck with the brain you're born with, or can you improve it? It's easy to upgrade the electronic devices you rely on every day; can you do the same with your brain? The answer might surprise you. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal its hidden mental shortcuts, and how to give it a performance boost. Prepare to retrain your brain - on Brain Games.
Mind Your Body+
Your mind and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, you'll discover how your mind and body sometimes work together like the best of friends - and how they sometimes betray each other like the worst of enemies. You'll see two professional mixed marital arts fighters challenged like never before, and you'll have a chance to go head-to-head against them in a game that looks easy but will leave you all thumbs. Finally, you'll learn a secret about your body's reaction time that you can use to make a quick buck. Get ready to wrap your brains around your body… on Brain Games.
Follow the Leader+
This is a show about your brain and how easily you follow the leader. Everyone likes to think they're unique, but like it or not, much of your behavior is influenced by you copying other people. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you why a yawn is so contagious, how imitation leads to flattery, and how to discover whether your brain is a born leader - or a born follower. Get ready to follow the leader on Brain Games.
Food For Thought+
In this episode, youll discover that what goes into your stomach has less to do with your mouth and more to do with your brain. Youll also see how many of your food choices often have nothing to do with food. Through a series of interactive games and experiments youll discover what makes you hungry, why you overeat and whether you should take comfort in comfort food. So pull up a chair, theres plenty of food for thought...on Brain Games
Through games and experiments, discover why we're all born risk-takers and how life is often a big game of chance.
We all have something we can't live without. Coffee to smart phones, games and experiments all demonstrate we're all addicted to something.
Ever wondered if language might be more than just words? This episode puts your brain through the ultimate tests of communication.
This show will put you through a series of games to reveal how your brain may be hardwired to believe things that have no basis in reality.
This is a show will put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you exactly how patterns and habits rule your world.
This is a show about your brain and compassion. Through a series of interactive games and experiments we'll explore your brain's capacity for compassion and question the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. And if you play along you'll discover if you're really born naughty, or nice. So get ready to empathize on Brain Games.
What makes you angry? Is it that woman texting in traffic? What about that kid who screwed up your coffee order? Or perhaps it's that email from your boss? Whether it's full blown road rage or just the constant frustration at life's little inconveniences, we all feel a little bit of anger every day. But what if getting angry in the first place had less to do with what's going outside, and more to do with what's going on inside your brain? In this episode we'll explore why your brain gets angry and what you can do about it. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll prove to you that anger isn't always a bad thing, and how having a short...
Battle of the Sexes 2+
Girls and boys. Guys and gals. Ladies and Gentlemen. No matter how you say it, it all comes down to the same thing: Male and Female. In this episode the male brain and the female brain go head to head. We're going to pit teams of men and women against each other in a series of games and experiments designed to mess with your mind and show you how the genders are not created equally… from how we talk, to how we listen, and especially how we think! So which gender will take the lead in this cranial smack down? Find out in the battle of the sexes - on Brain Games.
Ever had the strange sensation of just knowing something without being able to say how you know it? Or been bothered by something without knowing why? That tiny feeling is the key to unlocking one of your brain's most powerful abilities: intuition. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal you should stop thinking with your head and listen to your gut - on Brain Games.
Seeing is Believing+
Scientists have found that optical illusions are one of the best ways to get inside your head to see how your brain works. Through a series of fun, interactive games and illusions we'll play a few tricks on your eyes to show you how your brain builds your reality. You'll learn an easy way to turn beautiful celebrities into ugly monsters using only your mind, and how you can shrink a 6' 4" man to half his height. Get ready to see why you shouldn't always believe your eyes - on Brain Games.
Power of Persuasion+
Every day your brain is being manipulated by marketers, advertisers and political candidates…but did you ever wonder how they do it? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind the power of persuasionthe tricks and techniques used every day to influence and control your decisions. Youll be shocked to see just how simple it is to persuade you…even when you know it's coming.
Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think you know exactly what is most important at any given moment? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your focus and attention to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal how your neural hard-wiring can affect what your brain chooses to focus on right now!
Evolving in a world that was constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of Brain Games stops to ask a deceptively simple question what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets and reacts to motion, and youll see how easily this hard wiring can be fooled, for better and for worse.
Don't Be Afraid+
When it comes to fear, we are sometimes at the mercy of our brain. But would it surprise you to know that a healthy dose of fear is actually good for you? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind fear and surprise, and youll see how fear can give you a feeling of heightened ability, why you get that tingling sensation down your spine and why you shouldnt be afraid of being afraid.
Think youre in charge of your own destiny? Do you believe the decisions you make are rational? Do you consider yourself good at weighing the options? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your decision-making process to the ultimate test with a series of fast-paced interactive games, surprising experiments, and a team of experts to prove that the decisions you make every day are not as reliable as you think and how you can you put yourself back in the drivers seat.
Use It or Lose It+
The latest research says that your brain is no different than the muscles in your body - it needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. In this episode were going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout and if you play along youll come out with a few unexpected ways to boost your minds flexibility, concentration, and memory. So get ready to use it…or lose it on Brain Games.
In this episode, we'll explore why we lie, how often we lie, and what goes on in the brain that allows us to stretch the truth in the first place. As we put you through games and experiments, you'll discover how to pick out a fake smile and why it's actually easier for your brain to just tell the honest truth. If you pay attention, we'll even teach you a few tricks that can help you catch a liar. So stick around as we get to the truth about lying, on Brain Games!
What You Don’t Know+
We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. 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 just bet wrong…but dont worry its not just you! Get ready to say hello to what you dont know, on Brain Games.
It's About Time+
This episode explores how that three-pound mass of tissue between your ears can measure something so abstract and invisible. You'll discover why time flies when youre having fun, and slows down when youre in danger. Best of all, we'll show you how to keep the years from slipping away as you get older. So pay attention. You're just in time for Brain Games!
This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, youll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! Youll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it but dont believe it on Brain Games.
Battle of the Sexes+
Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female brain may be different and how its revealed in our behavior and abilities. Your gray matter will be tested through a series of interactive games and unexpected experiments hosted by relatable experts. So its time to choose sides in the ultimate battle of the sexes on Brain Games!
Brain Games Compilation - Fair Game, 1+
Discover how your brain perceives the world as experts in cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology explain the 'why' behind the 'wow'.