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How Stress Can Be the Key to Your Survival

We’re headed to the wilderness to put your brain through the ultimate test of survival of the fittest. Are you a fight or flight kind of person? Do you laugh in the face of danger? How do you handle those stressful moments of crisis? On this week’s episode of Brain Games, meet our four participants:…

The Survivor Brain and Your Brain’s Basic Instincts

This Sunday on the season finale of Brain Games, host Jason Silva travels to Colorado Springs where he meets several people who personify the word “survivor” and puts their brains to the test in a battery of challenges engineered to demonstrate what it takes to be a super survivor. Viewers will discover the key to tapping…

Why People Have Physical Reactions to Unpleasant Sounds

If you thought you only had five senses, think again! The five senses you were taught as a kid—touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing—were just the beginning. This week on Brain Games meet your brain’s super senses that guide you through life. Ever thought about how you stay upright while walking? Or why keeping track of time passing is harder…

Think You Only Have Five Senses? Think Again

We’ve all heard of the illusive sixth sense, but have you ever thought about the eighth, ninth or 12th sense? The five senses you were taught as kids: touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing were only the beginning. Ever thought about how you stay upright while walking? Or why certain noises induce a physical reaction?…

Is Your Brain Smarter Than a Baby?

As you mature over the years, different life stages are based on your developing brain that is primed to learn fast, stay on task, and tackle challenges. In this week’s episode of Brain Games, Host Jason Silva travels through the ages and follows the life of the brain. See how your brain changes and why different age groups have…

Life of the Brain: How the Brain Rocks the Vote

Our brains are constantly expanding, contracting and evolving. This action results in an ever-shifting point of view throughout our lifetime. This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva investigates how the mind’s perspective evolves over the years. We all know that a child’s brain is extraordinarily equipped to detect and recognize faces and understand sounds…

Brains Behaving Badly: The Dark Side of Human Nature

We all know good from bad and right from wrong, but that doesn’t keep us from committing some bad behaviors. Lust, greed, envy and pride are just a few most people aim to avoid—but turns out, we can’t always help it. Let’s explore the dark side of human nature to see how your brain was born to…

Brains Behaving Badly: Why Are We Hardwired for Transgressions?

It seems that our brains have an evolutionary predilection toward doing the wrong thing. From guilty pleasures to vicious vices, the brain has a tendency to land us in the hot seat. This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva pays a visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, to explore the brain and bad behavior. Through…

What Your Vision of God Says About Your Brain

Our ability to understand, practice, and accept religion is all thanks to our believing brain. While our faith in God may be something our heart and soul decides, the tendency to look for a greater meaning and purpose could actually be something that is hardwired in our brains. This week on Brain Games, we search for the…

The God Brain — Is Religion Hardwired or Learned?

It comes as no surprise that the topic of religion and how each of our personal religious views are formed has been a source for debate for thousands of years. This Sunday on Brain Games, host Jason Silva travels to Jerusalem, Israel, to explore The God Brain. Fascinating new research has uncovered the possibility that…