[06/16/14 - 11:33 AM]
Emmy-Nominated Series "Brain Games" Returns with New Mind-Blowing Episodes July 14, 9 PM
Plus: look for newcomer "Going Deep with David Rees" that same night at 10:00/9:00c on National Geographic Channel.

[via press release from National Geographic Channel]



The Emmy-Nominated Series Brain Games Returns With 10 New Mind-Blowing Summer Episodes Monday, July 14, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel

Immediately Following Brain Games at 10:00 PM ET/PT, NGC Premieres New Series Going Deep with David Rees

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 16, 2014) National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) Emmy-nominated hit series Brain Games returns this summer with all-new episodes that will blow your mind, make you gasp, and challenge the way you see and think about the world around you. The fun begins Monday, July 14, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel, and following the summer season premiere of Brain Games, don't miss the new series debut of Going Deep with David Rees at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. For more information, visit natgeotv.com/braingames and follow us on Twitter at @NGC_PR.

Building off of the second season's debut episodes that aired earlier this year, which explored topics like attraction, trust and competition, these all-new episodes will take viewers even deeper inside the complexities of the human brain. Using a series of experiments, illusions and man-on-the-street demonstrations, Brain Games (@BrainGames) will unlock the science behind the mysteries of why we say, eat, feel and act as we do, with episodes devoted to risk, language, addiction, food and more. Brain Games also airs internationally on National Geographic Channel in 170 countries and 48 languages.

Viewers will be amazed as Brain Games reveals the surprising truths of our mind via interactive experiments supported by the latest research and technology. Follow along as we trick your brain into hearing three different words from the same sound, predict which risk you would take in a bet and create a song you just can't get out of your head. And explore the science behind why we eat what we eat and why we can't stop checking our smartphones.

Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) returns as host, guiding viewers through the twists and turns of our gray matter with a series of man-on-the-street experiments designed to surprise and excite. A part-time filmmaker, Silva's series of "Shots of Awe" - noncommercial micro-documentaries exploring the co-evolution of human and technology - continue to inspire millions of viewers. His latest effort, "Existential Bummer," recently went viral, with more than 2 million views to date.

NGC continues to produce new series that demonstrate the network's commitment to developing cool science programming that is fun, entertaining and accessible. In the new series Going Deep with David Rees, viewers will discover that when it comes to everyday activities and simple tasks, there's more than meets the eye. This fall, new series Mind Over Masses will take viewers through eye-popping, innovative and fun experiments that invisibly influence the actions of the crowds participating. It's curating social behavior on a whole new level; the outcomes just may make our world a better place.

AND NOW, THE ANSWER TO OUR BRAIN GAME ... You chose Takete as the shape on the left and Maluma as the shape on the right. And guess what? You're just like nearly all the people who have taken this test. How did we know which made-up word you would assign to each shape? It's a phenomenon called sound symbolism, and to find out how it works, tune in to our "Language" episode on July 21!

Upcoming Episodes of Brain Games Include ...

BRAIN GAMES: Compassion (Summer Season premiere) Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:00 PM ET/PT Join host Jason Silva in a series of interactive games and experiments that explore your brain's capacity for compassion, and question the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. You'll discover if you're actually born naughty or nice, and we'll even explore your chances of finding a psychopath among your family or friends - or maybe even in the mirror!

BRAIN GAMES: Addiction Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:30 PM ET/PT We all have things we say we can't live without - like coffee, smartphones or social media. But do we really need all of those things, or on some deep level are we addicted to them? In this episode we'll put you through a series of games and experiments designed to reveal how, like it or not, we're all addicted to something, and why some addictions might be the best thing that ever happened to you. Learn what one of the most addictive sounds in the world is, why you can't stop checking your phone and why that awful pop song is still stuck in your head.

BRAIN GAMES: Language Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:00 PM ET/PT Would you believe language is the closest thing humans have to telepathy? Or that you speak volumes every day without uttering a single word? Play along as host Jason Silva - with help from biomedical-engineer Sri Sarma of Johns Hopkins University - leads you on a journey of discovery through the mystery of how you create meaning, and more.

BRAIN GAMES: Risk Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:30 PM ET/PT Whether it's choosing what to eat for breakfast, where to invest your money or just when to cross the street, nearly every choice you make involves some sort of calculated risk. This episode explores how your brain evaluates risk - you'll discover why we're all born risk-takers and how life is often a big game of chance. If you pay attention, you'll learn how to assess risk like your life depends on it, because it does.

Brain Games is produced by National Geographic Television (NGT) in association with Atomic Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. Jerry Kolber is executive producer. For NGT, Pamela Wells is executive producer; Tim Pastore is executive vice president, production & development; and Brooke Runnette is president. For NGC, Michael Kovnat is executive producer; Lynn Sadofsky is vice president, production; Alan Eyres is senior vice president, production & development; and Heather Moran is executive vice president, programming & strategy.

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  [june 2014]  


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