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Brain Games

Investigate Your Brain with this National Geographic Channel series

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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

Rabbit or Duck

Rabbit or Duck

How many rabbits and ducks can you count? Test your mental skills and learn about a cool phenomenon.

Marketing to Your Brain

Marketing to Your Brain

Explore the tactics used by advertisers and marketers to take advantage of your brain's natural tendencies.

Seeing With Your Brain

Seeing With Your Brain

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.

What is Concentration?

What is Concentration?

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.

Amber Case: We're Already Cyborgs

Amber Case: We're Already Cyborgs

Advancing technology is modifying modern human behavior by creating new tools that aide our decision-making.

Jared Diamond: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers

Jared Diamond: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers

Learn how various traditional societies treat their elderly, and how modern societies can change their behavior to be more like these cultures.

Iain Couzin: Lessons from a Cannibal Plague

Iain Couzin: Lessons from a Cannibal Plague

Discover what humans can learn about group decision making by studying cannibalistic swarms locusts and crickets.

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Brain Games

Brain Games

Watch Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel.



Innovator

Tan Le

Tan Le

Nat Geo's Emerging Explorer Tan Le is making the field of brain science accessible to everyday citizens.


Animal Behavior

Meerkat Group Behavior

Meerkat Group Behavior

Witness how meerkats make group decisions and work together.


Science Blogs and News

Phenomena

Phenomena

Delight in the new, the strange, the beautiful, and the awe-inspiring details of our world.

NG Education

NG Education

Stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest from National Geographic Education.

The BRAIN Initiative

The BRAIN Initiative

On April 2, 2013 the BRAIN Initiative—a challenge to unlock the mysteries of the human brain— was announced.