If you tune in to one show this summer, make it Brain Games.
National Geographic Channel’s Emmy-nominated series started a new 10-episode run of the incredibly fun and interesting episodes last week.
Whether you are the youngest schoolkid in the family or oldest great-grandparent in the house, you’ll get a kick out of challenging yourself as you watch passionate – and very cool – host Jason Silva go through a variety of segments exploring different brain functions, perceptions and abilities.
Watch and play along as Silva tests participants on the show, explaining how the brain tends to work – and how we think and view – different situations and tasks. The results are always amusing, fascinating and surprising. Topics coming up include: compassion, addiction, anger, superstitions and food. One segment involving lightbulbs had us smiling, as it proved an “experienced” brain is actually not such a bad thing!
New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. on the Nat Geo Channel. And if you want to play more real “brain games” and real more about how the brain works, check out the informative pages on the Nat Geo website.