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Brain Games Summer Premiere Continues Tonight

The brain busters continue tonight as Brain Games host Jason Silva pits animal against human and unleashes your imagination. In Animal v. Human, we explore who the top dog really is. Are we the most dominant species on the planet? While we’re not the strongest, fastest, or largest and don’t have the best sight, smell, or hearing, the secret to our supremacy is in…

Brain Games Kicks Off Summer!

Brain Games started the summer season with a two-night special event featuring six new mind-boggling episodes. Last night, Host Jason Silva led on-the-street and in-the-lab experiments that explore a number of topics, the first being the power of the positive mind. In Positive Thinking, we mess with your mood by focusing on that little voice in your…

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…

Peer Pressure: Are You a Follower or Leader?

As individuals, we like to think others don’t control our actions or attitudes and that we make decisions on our own. However, your beliefs, tastes, and tendencies are shaped by your social surroundings. When it comes to peer pressure, your brain—more often than not—is going to follow the crowd and go with the flow even…

4 Ways Intuition Rules Your Brain

Love at first sight. A “sixth sense.” That feeling in the pit of your stomach that something’s not quite right. Our brains guide our actions, but as it turns out, you make a lot of decisions that you’re not even aware of making. That split-second feeling in your gut that overrules your logical thinking skills…

10 Facts About How Our Brain Gets Angry

Why do we get angry? On some levels, it’s a primal instinct, one of our oldest and most primitive emotions, hard-wired into our brains by evolution. Anger is also societal, with American culture more accepting of hostile displays in public (to which anyone who’s ever been stuck in rush hour can attest). As it turns out,…

3 Ways To Hack Your Brain’s Eating Habits

People eat with their hands and mouths, but the most important organ in our food consumption process is the brain. The sensation of taste is actually a complex mental phenomenon, shaped by evolution to help us recognize the five basic tastes. Our cravings for sweet foods, fat and saltiness enabled our ancient ancestors to consume the…

Fascinating Ways Our Brains Process Gender, According To ‘Brain Games’

When it comes to conventional thinking about men and women’s brains, cliches tend to take over: men are from mars, women are from venus. Women are more emotional, while men think with their…testosterone.  As any thinking person can guess, the differences actually are far murkier, with much of our conventional wisdom about how men and…

5 Body Language Tricks That Give You Power

Over 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world—so many that linguists estimate one language dies out every two weeks. But one of the most important languages to your life, one that affects your every interaction with others, is communicated without a sound. Your brain is hyper-sensitive to body language, reading and judging others by their movements and postures…

23 Mind-Altering Facts About Your Brain

How much do you know about your noggin? On July 14, Brain Games returns with an all-new season of myth-busting and truth-telling about why your brain works the way it does. This season explores the physiology of our everyday lives, explaining our relationship with food, our mindless addictions, our empathy towards others and the ways…