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  • Brain Games: Compassion

    science
    human behavior
    compassion
    Jason Silva ponders whether our brains are instinctively empathetic or whether it is a learned behavior.

  • Brain Games: Conformity is Easy

    science
    sociology
    conformity
    Host Jason Silva explains that the brain rewards us for conforming to society, which is why most people conform to the crowd. He acknowledges the contributions of the misfits and nonconformists and expresses gratitude for them.

  • Brain Games: Healthy Competition

    science
    human behavior
    competition
    Jason Silva explains why competition is an instinct and has positive contributions to humans.

  • Brain Games: Situational Awareness

    psychology
    perception
    awareness
    Jason Silva ponders how much technology, such as cell phones and airplanes, has disconnected us from our own situational awareness.

  • Brain Games: Human Echolocation

    ecology
    animal navigation
    echolocation
    Daniel, a blind man, uses echolocation to perceive the presence of objects, just like Bats. A team runs him through some tests and find that he's able to create a mental image of his surroundings using sound.