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Mind On The Money: Brain Games Hacks For Better Budgeting

In today’s world, we depend so much on the dollar to survive. From swiping our credit cards at the grocery store to feeding our spare quarters to the parking meter, money makes the world go around. But money can be complicated – it can create competition, establish status, and cause stress. When it comes to…

A Virtual Meeting of the Minds

Here at Nat Geo Channel, we believe that smarter is better – a belief that is reflected in our Emmy-nominated hit series Brain Games, an interactive show full of illusions, challenges and experiments that showcase the extraordinary nature of the human brain. We hear frequently from families who watch it together, “compete”, and even accidentally…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Nerdy Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate love (and your inner-geek) with these Brain Games Valentines.  

The Least Romantic Explanation of Love Ever

In what is probably the least romantic thing you’ll hear this Valentine’s week, Brain Games host Jason Silva boils attraction down to an algorithmic explanation devoid of any matters of the heart… because it’s really all about the brain. Jason likens us humans to nothing but a piece of software running a program that says,…

Test Your Sixth Sense With This Fun Game

Every day, whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just trying to find the light switch in the morning, there’s a hidden system that’s busy keeping track of everything going on around you.  It’s called spatial awareness and it’s built into to your brain. So while body awareness is your brain’s ability to…

Why Stress Can Sometimes Be Good for You

Stress is connected to our brain’s fear-based response system. And what was once an instinctive response to alert against predators has evolved into something entirely different. A traffic jam or an angry boss isn’t going to kill you, but today it still elicits the same stress response from all those years ago. So while most…

Now That’s What I Call Brain Music Vol 1

Ready to feed your brain some ear candy? Pleasurable music releases dopamine into the brain, so we hope this playlist activates the reward centers of your brain. Happy listening! Tune in to Brain Games Mondays at 9P!

Just a Pigment of Your Imagination

Tonight, we kick off a brand new season of Brain Games with a double-dose of all-new episodes. First at 9P, we explore the shocking truth that color is just an illusion created by your brain. Through a series of addictive interactive games and unexpected experiments, you’ll discover the secrets hiding within the colors you see…

Calling All Brain Games Fans… Now Casting!

Whether you’ve fallen for every mind-bending trick demonstrated by Jason Silva and Apollo Robbins on Brain Games or not, we’re looking for our next batch of participants to test the newest brain busters. And this time we want you, the fans. That’s right, Brain Games is looking for their FANS to participate in the next season!…

Celebrating the Truth (And the Lies)

60 percent of people lie at least once during a 10 minute conversation, and on average, tell two or three lies during that time. At least this is true according to a study of 121 college graduate students conducted by University of Massachusetts-Amherst psychologist Robert Feldman. In this week’s episode of Brain Games, Jason Silva…