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Persuasion [electronic resource]

This episode of BRAIN GAMES unveils the subtle tricks and tactics that advertisers, marketers, and even con men can use to get you to do what they want, without you noticing. The power of persuasion is a
Online
2015; 2013
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Battle of the Ages [electronic resource]

While it's 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 others don't fully develop until later in life. In this episode, we explore your brain and how it doesn't 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.
Online
2015; 2014
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In Living Color [electronic resource]

Color is such a big part of our world, yet we often take it for granted. Why do we associate certain colors with certain things? And do we really see every color of the rainbow or is our world just a 'pigment' of our imagination? We'll show you that when it comes to processing colors, things aren't always as simple as black and white.
Online
2015; 2014
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What's Going on? [electronic resource]

Whether it's 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 this episode, we explore spatial awareness and how our brains communicate where we've been and where we're going. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll test the boundaries of your brain's hardwired sense of direction.
Online
2015; 2014
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Trust Me [electronic resource]

How trusting you are says a lot about you as a person, especially when it seems like everything - commercials, politics, online dating - is designed to deceive your brain. So how do you maintain a level of trust in an untrustworthy world? How do you know who to trust? This episode will show you why it pays to be more trusting of others and a little less trusting of your own brain.
Online
2015; 2014
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Laws of Attraction [electronic resource]

Why do you like what you like? Out of the billions of people in the world - what is the hidden formula that makes you find some people especially attractive? Do you have a very specific taste or type? It may surprise you to learn that most of what you call 'attractive' is just a construct created by your brain, proving that attraction, relationships, and love-at-first sight feelings are all in your head.
Online
2015; 2014
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Stress Test [electronic resource]

In this episode, you'll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, you're surrounded by stress every day. But stress has a purpose, and you'll discover why it's a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhelm you. But don't let that stress you out! Through a series of interactive games and experiments, you'll discover how stress works ' and how to handle it better.
Online
2015; 2014
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In It to Win It [electronic resource]

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. 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.
Online
2015; 2014
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Retrain Your Brain [electronic resource]

Are you stuck with the brain you're born with, or can you improve it and expand its abilities? Would you believe that your brain can make you see motion that isn't really there? Hosted by Jason Silva, 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 we reveal the surprising ways to give your brain a performance boost.
Online
2015; 2014
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Mind Your Body [electronic resource]

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. Watch as mixed martial arts fighters are challenged like never before by the simplest of moves, and go head-to-head against them in a game that looks easy but will leave you all thumbs.
Online
2015; 2014
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Follow the Leader [electronic resource]

Everyone likes to think they're unique, but like it or not, much of your behavior is influenced by 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.
Online
2015; 2014
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Common Sense [electronic resource]

Your brain constantly makes judgment calls often considered common sense - but how common is it? Illusionist Eric Leclerc reveals faults in your beliefs and perceptions. Then we'll put gravity - and your assumptions - to the test by dropping a watermelon and an egg from four stories up! We'll employ the "Wisdom of the Crowd" to guess the number of gumballs contained in a giant jar. Comedian Ben Bailey will quiz people on the street to see just how good their common sense actually is. Finally, kinetic artist Joseph Herscher will challenge two very different teams to build a better mousetrap.
Online
2015
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Left vs. Right [electronic resource]

In this episode, we're singling out the two halves that make up the whole brain, to discover how the two sides operate and whether or not one side of your brain dominates the other. We're going to put you through a series of games and experiments to find out if there's science behind the notion that your left brain is more creative while the right brain is more logical. Host Jason Silva, with some live musical accompaniment, will show you how your left and right brain can sometimes cross wires.
Online
2015
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Morality [electronic resource]

Your brain makes countless moral decisions every day ... but have you ever wondered where your morality comes from? Through thought-provoking games and moral dilemmas, such as the "Trolley Problem", we'll test the strength of your moral fiber. What would you do if an out-of-control train barrels down the tracks toward four people? You can save them by diverting the train to another track, but one problem - a person is standing on the second track. Who would you sacrifice? Morality isn't always black and white. We'll test that theory in a series of interactive games and hidden camera experiments.
Online
2015
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Money [electronic resource]

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 really understand it? Play along and you'll understand why your brain gets excited when you think you're getting a deal, why there's no such thing as a free lunch, and how to stop paying more for less. Get ready to put your money where your mind is on Brain Games.
Online
2015
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Paranormal [electronic resource]

Whether you're a skeptic or a believer in the supernatural, you have to admit there are things out there your brain just can't quite explain. Get ready for a series of games and experiments designed to test your brain's sixth sense. If you play along, you'll discover that your brain actually knows more about the unknown than you might think. Watch as Brain Games sheds some light on the paranormal.
Online
2015
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Memory [electronic resource]

Whether it's a blast from the past, recognizing a long lost pal or remembering where you parked the car, your memory shapes the story of your life and allows you to interact with the world without things seeming strange or unfamiliar. In this episode, we'll mess with your mind to show you what memory is, why you even have it and why you keep forgetting where you put those darn keys! And if you play along you'll see why forgetting can actually be a good thing. It's going to be a night to remember on Brain Games.
Online
2015
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Misconceptions [electronic resource]

In this episode we're busting some widely held myths about the brain. Everyone knows that alcohol kills brain cells, your IQ is a fixed number you're born with and we use only 10 percent of our brains. Right? Well, not quite. These beliefs are misconceptions perpetuated by popular opinion. This raises some questions - How much of what we think we know is actually true? And do we see the world the way it really is? Through a series of fun and interactive games and experiments, you'll discover if size really does matter. Get ready to separate fact from fiction on Brain Games.
Online
2015
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Peer Pressure [electronic resource]

If you think you have full control of your thoughts and actions - think again. The clothes you wear, the food you eat and even the way you walk has less to do with you and more to do with everyone else. In this episode, we'll explore whether your brain is hardwired to want to fit in. Through a series of games and experiments, we'll prove that the decisions that you think make you unique also make you a part of the crowd. Some of what we're about to point out might make you look like a fool, but your brain's tendency to conform evolved to protect you and might even help you succeed.
Online
2015
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Logic [electronic resource]

This episode of BRAIN GAMES puts your problem-solving skills to the test as we lead you through a labyrinth of logic games. Every day, you use logic to get things done, from dressing for the weather, choosing the best route to work, to deciding what to eat for dinner. Through a series of interactive games and experiments, you'll learn about the power and the limitations of your logical abilities. Studies show that logic is something you develop and hone with practice, so play along as we present puzzles and illusions that will strengthen your brain. Get ready to figure it out, on BRAIN GAMES!
Online
2015