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3 Ways Your Brain Is Stronger Than You

Solving a complex equation, getting up early to go to the gym before work, or treating yourself to a much-needed vacation… Whatever it may be, you are the ruler of your mind, body, and life. Or so you’d think. But what about breathing, remembering, and perceiving? Your brain is the genius behind your day-to-day functions, without…

The Key to Decoding This Puzzle Is to Think Like a Child

The latest enigma circulating the Internet isn’t a new discovery, but hasn’t gotten any easier with time—for adults at least. Originally on season 2 of Brain Games, this teaser has resurfaced and seems to be stumping everyone online except for children. The puzzle is a simple drawing of a symmetrical yellow school bus posing the…

Can We Train our Brain?

The brain is one of the most complex and essential — yet often underrated — components of the human body. This Sunday, Brain Games host Jason Silva takes viewers on visually awe-inspiring expeditions in search of answers to some of the most perplexing questions in modern neuroscience. In the season premiere, Meet the Brain, Silva…

What’s Happening at TCA? Wait, What is a TCA?

This afternoon we unveiled an exciting line-up of new specials and series at The Television Critics’ Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, CA. In case you were wondering, TCA is an organization of about 120 major television critics, reviewers and bloggers that get together twice a year to find out what cable and broadcast networks…

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,…