Since the day you were born, a slimy, three-pound blob has controlled your every thought, memory, movement, and emotion. The human brain continues to be the star of National Geographic Channel's popular series Brain Games. In the brand new season, the series explores visual perception, memory, skill learning, decision making, and much more.
Use these video clips from Brain Games episodes to learn more about the fascinating human brain.
Use these Brain Games video clips to bring the human brain into your classroom
Three contestants must rely on their spatial memory to navigate a maze quickly and accurately in order to be the winner.
Brain Games illustrates and explains how our brain responds when we're startled.
Physician and neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg explains how the human brain experiences the Divine.
Two groups of volunteers complete two tasks to help illustrate a connection between our sense of control and our tendency to seek order in the world around us.
Brain Games tests four volunteers' abilities to mentally map their location while out for a hike in the woods.
Brain Games tests whether four contestants will choose to compete or cooperate when tasked with crossing a river with limited supplies.
What causes people to stay focused or to procrastinate? Learn how the prefrontal cortex and the thalamus compete to make this decision.
Groups of volunteers are presented with different gambling scenarios. Will they bet their money?
Can adults hear as many sounds as babies? Watch this neat experiment to find out.
BrainGames tests whether teenagers' ability to assess risk and make decisions is affected by having an audience of their peers.
How quickly the brain processes information changes throughout life. Find out at which age our brains are in their prime for sheer processing speed.
Brain Games host and expert explain what is happening in the brain when you learn a new motor skill.
Why do we respond physically to hearing certain sounds? Brain Games asks volunteers to listen to a variety of sounds and explains why some sounds trigger strong, instinctual reactions.
Play two games that test the right and left sides of your brain.
Learn how the prefrontal cortex influences decisions using relative pricing.
Humans' brains use mental shortcuts to save time and energy, but that doesn't mean we're always correct.
Watch this hidden-camera experiment to find out if price affects taste.
Experts from Brain Games explain how advertising and marketing tactics take advantage of how your brain works.
Brain Games experts define concentration and why our brains sometimes struggle to perform.
Brain Games experts explain how your eyes and brain work together to make sense of the world.
A persuasion tool called priming dictates whether you see a rabbit or a duck in this fun game from Brain Games.
Watch these videos to learn how cultural and instinctual factors influence decision-making, and how studying animal behavior can reveal insights into our own humanity.
Investigate the mysteries of the human brain and an Explorer who is shaping brain research.
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