Since the day you were born, a slimy, three-pound blob has controlled your every thought, memory, movement, and emotion. Visual perception, creativity, lying, and persuasion are just a few of the mental skills explored in the new television series Brain Games from the National Geographic Channel.
Use these resources to discover the hidden limitations of the human brain, and explore how these limitations affect our decision making and behavior.
Brain Games Video Clips
How many rabbits and ducks can you count? Test your mental skills and learn about a cool phenomenon.
Explore the tactics used by advertisers and marketers to take advantage of your brain's natural tendencies.
Investigate how your eyes and brain work together to make sense of the world, and why everything you think you're seeing might not be as it appears.
Learn the definition of concentration, and why our brains sometimes struggle to perform.
Decision Making and Behavior
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.
Advancing technology is modifying modern human behavior by creating new tools that aide our decision-making.
Learn how various traditional societies treat their elderly, and how modern societies can change their behavior to be more like these cultures.
Discover what humans can learn about group decision making by studying cannibalistic swarms locusts and crickets.
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Watch Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel.
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On April 2, 2013 the BRAIN Initiative—a challenge to unlock the mysteries of the human brain— was announced.