ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its fifth season on 6/29/15; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
DESCRIPTION: (from National Geographic Channel's press release, June 2015) All new episodes of National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) Emmy-nominated series Brain Games return Sunday, June 28 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Monday, June 29 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) during a two-night premiere event. Kicking off the summer and just before the July 4 weekend, host, futurist and "Shots of Awe" creator Jason Silva hits the streets of New York and Las Vegas with new, captivating social experiments that reveal mysteries of the human mind. Experts across the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology join Silva in uncovering the processes behind daily activities, such as positive thinking, sleep, perspective, imagination, the unscrupulous world of scams and more. What really happens to our brain when we're extremely sleep deprived? What makes rational human beings susceptible to con artists? And delve into the differences and similarities between humans and animals in relation to jealousy, eating, memory, mating and more.