National Geographic Presents: Brain Games

December 27, 2013 — 2 Comments

The National Geographic Channel invites you to a special event the network is hosting to celebrate an all-new season of its hit series Brain Games, which premieres on January 13, 2014. Fans will have the chance to participate in four different mind-blowing experiences and become part of illusions that trick the mind and ignite curiosity, showcasing the extraordinary nature of the human brain, as part of an interactive campaign leading up to the season premiere. The Brain Games Illusions Gallery will allow participants to immerse themselves in the world of reality-bending games by taking part in four interactive illusions and learning the “why” behind the “wow.”

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“It’s always surprising to discover how the most complicated organ in the universe — the brain — can be so easily hacked and fooled,” said Jason Silva, host, Brain Games. “By having fans participate in this Brain Games adventure, they will learn an immense amount about how their brains work!”


Here’s a sneak peak of the illusions that will be featured at the Brain Games Illusions Gallery:

  • Small Person in Chair – Designed to trick the eye’s perception, this illusion features a chair that will shrink visitors down to a fraction of their natural size. This illusion will have everyone second-guessing whether it’s the person that is really small or the chair that’s oddly large.
  • Upside Down Room – Could Isaac Newton have been wrong? This illusion will have guests standing on the ceiling of a living room leaving everyone to wonder which way is up and which way is down. Could it be? Or, was the room built to see things from a different perspective?
  • Levitation – Brain-trickery is a funny thing. This experiment will have jaws on the floor as participants levitate alongside a NatGeo logo. Those who attend the event will learn the secret power behind this illusion, an impressive example of how things aren’t always what they may seem.
  • Head On Table – Pushing the envelope of mystery, this illusion will bring the mind to thinking the impossible: participants heads sitting on a table, detached from their body. In this experiment, mirrors play a deceptive role.

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Hosted by Idea DJ Jason Silva, the new season of Brain Games is set to premiere on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm and 9:30 pm ET/PT.

WHAT: National Geographic Presents: Brain Games 
January 3 – 4, 2014 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hollywood & Highland Center | 6801 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90028


  • Free event

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2 responses to National Geographic Presents: Brain Games


    That sounds like a really fun event to check out. Thanks for sharing the info!

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