The National Geographic Channel has produced new episdoes of the Brain Games. I've already missed 4 of them! Here is a teaser from tonight's episode, called "The Power of Persuasion."
"By exposing us to specific stimuli, Jason Silva can prime our brains to respond in certain ways. See how identical twins interview for the same job, in the same clothes, with the same resume. They even give the exact same answers—but the order of the words in their answers is slightly different. The result? One twin comes off negative, and the other gets the job. Would you believe that Texas seceded from the U.S. if a crazy-looking guy told you? Probably not, but what if a news reporter with a microphone did? This episode unveils the subtle tactics that advertisers, marketers and con men can use to get you to do what they want, without you noticing."
There are online games, clips, and information to support each episode. To find all of these resources, go to: http://braingames.nationalgeographic.com/
The episodes air on Monday's at 9:00 pm.