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Brain Games

We've got loads of mind-twisting videos and tricky
puzzles that will give your brain a workout.
Check 'em out, then challenge your friends and family!
You can also watch Brain Games Sunday nights on the Nat Geo Channel. Check your local listings for details.

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Brain Games

Face … or Pineapple? - Ep. 1

Check it out: Can you see a face in this upside-down picture? Watch this video to find out how our brains recognize people versus objects, then clue us in to figure out which is which!

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Let Brain Games Guess Your Age - Ep. 5

Listen for all three sounds in this video. Why? Brain Games can guess your age just by which sounds you can hear!

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Unlock Your Super Senses - Ep. 9

How does sound affect emotions? Watch what happens when people try out a new pair of headphones with some weird noises.

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Elephant Trunk Challenge - Ep. 2

Try this: Count how many extra elephant trunks you see in this image. Think you’re right?

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Face-off Challenge - Ep. 6

You’ve been able to ID faces since you were a baby, once you understood that mouths, noses, and eyes are (usually!) always in the same place. But that knowledge may not work in this video!

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Backward Bike Challenge - Ep. 10

Watch what happens when people try to ride a backward bike. Hint: It’s not easy, especially when their brains don’t react correctly!

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Will You Watch This Video About Procrastination Now … or Later? - Ep. 3

Which type are you: the person who puts off chores or homework, or the one who gets things done? Play this dot game to find out!

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One Photo: Three Ages - Ep. 7

Put these photos in order of age, from youngest to oldest. Then learn how one person can look younger and older depending on how you look at the photo.

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How Smells Affect Your Memory - Ep. 11

Take a look at the five cards in this video. Now try to remember the order based on your memory of smells. (It helps, right?)

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In Your Face Challenge - Ep. 4

Here’s a fun test: Out of eight faces, which one stands out the most? Good luck figuring out why before the video reveals the answer.

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We Dare You to Move Your Foot and Finger at the Same Time - Ep. 8

Try to do two movements at once with your foot and your finger. Now see what happens when you try both movements at the same time.

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Do You Have a Sixth Sense? - Ep. 12

Try this: Check out the red and green dots in this video. They’re going to disappear.  When they reappear, decide if the dots are any different. The answer will surprise you.

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This Amazing Image Has A Secret - Ep. 13

Your brain can actually be tricked into seeing motion. Want proof? Stare at this image and figure out if the lines are moving.

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Parking Lot Game - Ep. 17

Think you got skills? Give each cab its own parking spot by drawing only squares.

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Soccer Ball Shocker - Ep. 14

Test your reaction time by quickly holding up your hand to block the soccer ball as it comes at you. See how many you can block to check your reaction time!

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Wavy Lines … or Are They? - Ep. 18

Take a look at this image. Are you sure about what you think you see? Once your brain believes something, it's hard to unbelieve it!

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Memory Trick - Ep. 15

Too cool for school! Here's a simple memory shortcut to remember the order of names of the kings and queens in these paintings.

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How Your Brain Creates Order Out of Chaos - Ep. 19

In this video, try to figure out which roads are exactly the same.

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Right or Left Hand Game - Ep. 16

Test your powers of spatial perception by determining if this is a right hand or a left hand.

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What’s Up With This Mask? - Ep. 20

Our brains use shadows to determine visual depth and identify faces. Check out how both sides of this mask look the same!

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