BRAIN GAMES Returns to National Geographic Channel on 7/14
National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) Emmy-nominated hit series Brain Games returns this summer with all-new episodes that will blow your mind, make you gasp, and challenge the way you see and think about the world around you. The fun begins Monday, July 14, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel, and following the summer season premiere of Brain Games, don't miss the new series debut of Going Deep with David Rees at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Building off of the second season's debut episodes that aired earlier this year, which explored topics like attraction, trust and competition, these all-new episodes will take viewers even deeper inside the complexities of the human brain. Using a series of experiments, illusions and man-on-the-street demonstrations, Brain Games (@BrainGames) will unlock the Science behind the mysteries of why we say, eat, feel and act as we do, with episodes devoted to risk, language, addiction, food and more. Brain Games also airs internationally on National Geographic Channel in 170 countries and 48 languages.
Viewers will be amazed as Brain Games reveals the surprising truths of our mind via interactive experiments supported by the latest research and technology. Follow along as we trick your brain into hearing three different words from the same sound, predict which risk you would take in a BET and create a song you just can't get out of your head. And explore the Science behind why we eat what we eat and why we can't stop checking our smartphones.
Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) returns as host, guiding viewers through the twists and turns of our gray matter with a series of man-on-the-street experiments designed to surprise and excite. A part-time filmmaker, Silva's series of "Shots of Awe" - noncommercial micro-documentaries exploring the co-evolution of human and technology - continue to inspire millions of viewers. His latest effort, "Existential Bummer," recently went viral, with more than 2 million views to date.
NGC continues to produce new series that demonstrate the network's commitment to developing cool Science programming that is fun, entertaining and accessible. In the new series Going Deep with David Rees, viewers will discover that when it comes to everyday activities and simple tasks, there's more than meets the eye. This fall, new series Mind Over Masses will take viewers through eye-popping, innovative and fun experiments that invisibly influence the actions of the crowds participating. It's curating social behavior on a whole new level; the outcomes just may make our world a better place.
AND NOW, THE ANSWER TO OUR BRAIN GAME ... You chose Takete as the shape on the left and Maluma as the shape on the right. And guess what? You're just like nearly all the people who have taken this test. How did we know which made-up word you would assign to each shape? It's a phenomenon called sound symbolism, and to find out how it works, tune in to our "Language" episode on July 21!