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22 Apr. 2013
Focus Pocus
Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think again. Brain Games reveals the secrets behind the mysteries of focus and attention.
 
22 Apr. 2013
It's About Time
Ever wonder why a watched pot never boils? Explore what makes your brain tick when it comes to time.
 
29 Apr. 2013
Motion Commotion
This is a show about your brain and how it perceives motion. Evolving in a world that is constantly moving, the human brain had to develop a pretty sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode stops to ask some deceptively simple questions--What really is motion? Is the movement that you see real?
 
29 Apr. 2013
Don't Be Afraid
Our experts examine the brain's internal tug of war between fear and rationalization. Whether boarding an airplane or walking down a spooky street at night, we see how dread and anticipation build feelings of fear. Putting our host's emotions to the test, Apollo Robbins challenges Jason Silva to a game of Russian roulette.
 
6 May 2013
Power of Persuasion
This episode unveils the subtle tactics that advertisers, marketers and con men can use to get you to do what they want, without you noticing.
 
13 May 2013
What You Don't Know
Brain Games reveals how the "illusion of knowledge" plagues the human brain and why we fall victim to the notion that we understand more than we actually do.
 
20 May 2013
Battle of the Sexes
Brain Games reveals just how differently males and females are wired.
 
27 May 2013
Seeing Is Believing
Seeing is believing, right? Not necessarily. It all depends on your perspective. In this episode of Brain Games, mind-bending illusions will show you the ways in which your visual perceptions can be surprisingly off.
 
27 May 2013
You Decide
Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of addictive interactive games, surprising experiments, and relatable experts you'll learn astonishing facts about how you make decisions - and how to get better at making them.
 
10 Jun. 2013
Use It or Lose It
All the latest research says that your brain needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins are going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout.
 
17 Jun. 2013
Illusion Confusion
Brain Games reveals how optical illusions are a great way of showing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive three dimensions.
 
24 Jun. 2013
Liar, Liar
Host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins break down why we lie and what happens in the brain, even though science tells us that the truth is physiologically and neurologically easier.
 

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