Season Premiere Sunday, February 14 at 8 PM ET/PT
on National Geographic Channel
Using a series of experiments, illusions and man-on-the-street demonstrations, host Jason Silva and guest experts unlock the science behind the mysteries of why we say, eat, feel and act as we do with episodes on topics ranging from memory and common sense, to morality and the paranormal. Through an intricate series of interactive experiments designed to mess with your mind, we reveal the inner-workings of your brain. Hailed by critics as "tremendous fun" that "makes science entertaining," Brain Games turns your mind's eye inwards for a fascinating journey into the three and a half pounds of tissue that makes you... you.
In the season premiere, “Meet the Brain,” we learn that our brains are home to many distinct structures, regions and neighborhoods in constant conference with each other that guide our behavior. We join host Jason Silva on an unforgettable tour through London, England, where groundbreaking scientists team with taxi drivers, pub waitresses and musicians to illustrate how all this incredible wetware works together.
The episode explores the Hever Castle with Dr. Rebecca Knight of the University of Hertfordshire and a memory game. There will also be a paint-by-numbers exercise at Butlers Wharf with the University of Oxford’s Dr. Steven Hicks and inversion eyewear. Get ready to meet your brain. It will engage you, amaze you and help you understand yourself like never before.