Tonight: Nat Geo Channel Brain Games Season Premier Examines Positive Thinking

Jason Siva Host of Brain Games

Jason Siva Host of Brain Games

Six new episodes premier Sunday, June 28th, 9-11pm et/pt, and Monday, June 29th, 9-10pm et/pt

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2015/6/28 – “We are digging deeper into the toolkits of our minds,” says Brain Games host Jason Silva. “Laying down the blueprints and mapping out the processes behind how we think, feel and act. We’re going to demonstrate how our cognition and psyche unite to form our own versions of reality.”

Brain Games is returning to National Geographic Channel. Host Jason Silva goes to the streets of New York and Las Vegas with new social experiments to captivate our imagination and learn how the mind works. Some of the topics are: positive thinking, scams, sleep, perspective, and imagination.

Joining Silva are experts from cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology. Watch as they discover the processes behind daily activities.

Episode Schedule

Sunday June 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Positive Thinking Positive thinking can change your thoughts, your reality and even your life. They will mess with your mood to show you what really makes that glass seem half empty or half full, why people who stand tall stand happy, and how a little smiling might even improve your life span

Sunday, June 28, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Scams Unfortunately most people are gullible. This show is about how scammers and con artists make it their business to know how your brain works. They then use it to their advantage. Brain Games goes to Las Vegas and illusionist Eric Leclerc demonstrates how easy it is to misdirect your brain and shows why gambling is the ultimate con. Hidden cameras roll as we convince innocent people to give up their money and valuable possessions.

Sunday, June 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Sleep No one feels they get enough. Adults spend one third of their lives sleeping. That’s about 220,000 hours, Brain Games will challenge three participants to stay awake for 36 hours and then tests their memory, motor skills and reaction time. The three being tested are a young math tutor, big burly plumber or the mother of four? Learn what exactly sleep is, why it’s important and why we spend so much time doing it.

Sunday, June 28, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Perspective  What is perspective? It’s your brain taking in information and forming a opinion about what is happening. Your brain helps you perceives information that gives you your thoughts and feelings. Brain Games makes you think about your perceptions and if their real or if it’s something different.

Monday, June 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Animal Vs. Human What sets human’s apart from the animals on earth? Hint is part of the title fo the show. Brains. How do our brains act and react differently then animals? Brain Games pits animal against human in a series of unique experiments!

Monday, June 29, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Brain Games: Imagination  When you hear the word imagination you think about things that are not there, being creative and art. But we use imagination every day in ways you don’t even realize. It can help solve problems and more. Using a series of games, learn how to tap into the imaginative process to keep the creative, innovative ideas flowing.

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