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Brain Games 

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An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.
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Jason Silva ...  Self - Host 54 episodes, 2013-2016


An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.

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9 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Hilarious, Interesting and Informative
14 November 2018 | by muhammadaliyounis-43085See all my reviews

This programme clarifies how our brains, as well as other features of our body, work and react in different ways. It also shows it in an interesting and comedic way, so it's fun to learn. The preeminent topics the show tells us about are stress, addiction, competition, food, trust and language. Brain games has good humour and is a comedy-based programme.

The humour in this programme is mainly childish. The host of the show for seasons 2-7 is a man called John Silva. The preceding presenter for season 1 was Neil Patrick Harris. The viewers of the show can learn the advantages of the real world and real experiences. This specifies how to revamp your memory, get a prominent night sleep and make more money.

The programme is an Emmy-nominated series as well, which by watching the programme you can see why. The main genres in this programme are Family and Comedy. On the comedy sides of things they had done it perfectly as it was hilarious for the whole 30 minutes. There were only some elements of the show which were not funny, but they were the more enlightening parts. The debut of this show was in 2011 on the National Geographic channel.

The programme is available on Netflix, Youtube and from the Google Play store. To view this on Youtube it would cost £1.99 which also applies to buying and then watching it from the Google Play store. This show met my expectations as I had found programmes like these interesting and putting it into a series really made me watch it. I would immensely recommend watching this programme to other people as it's comedic and you can learn a lot from watching it.

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