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Brain Games Episode Guide

  • CGI: An optical illusion.

    Watch This!

    Hack into the ultimate supercomputer — the human brain — as Hollywood filmmakers create mind-bending sensory illusions.

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  • CGI: side view of brain and brainstem

    Pay Attention!

    When it comes to mastering — and manipulating — attention, some of the world's leading experts aren't scientists; they're magicians.

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  • Photo: criminal lineup after memory game

    Remember This!

    Our experts are on a mission — to find out where memories reside in the brain — and they're examining every millimeter for clues.

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Book & DVD

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  • Buy the Book Brainworks at the National Geographic Store


    The official Brain Games companion book with optical illusions and other mental tricks.

  • Brain Games DVD

    Brain Games DVD

    Own the Brain Games DVD set, including bonus program How to Build a Beating Heart.

  • Brain: The Complete Mind

    Brain: The Complete Mind

    This practical owner's manual is a complete guide to the human mind.