x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

The show intends to sharpen minds through optical illusions, mind-boggling experiments and science.

ABU DHABI // A new television show called Brain Games will begin on the National Geographic's free-to-air Arabic channel from Sunday.
The show intends to sharpen minds through optical illusions, mind-boggling experiments and science.
It will cover topics from visual perception to sound, creativity, lying, attractiveness and persuasion.
With man-on-the-street demonstrations and viewer participation through interactive brain-busters, Brain Games will offer a workout for the mind.
The show will be hosted by Jason Silva, a self-proclaimed "wonder junkie", and Apollo Robbins, an American sleight-of-hand artist and a deception specialist.
Silva said: "Despite all of the dazzling advances of modern technology, there is not yet a machine more powerful, amazing and mysterious than the human brain. We lift the veil on some of these mysteries."
Robbins added: "You'll never meet a con artist as gifted in the art of deception as your own mind."
If you have ever arrived home and realised you do not remember a single detail of the drive home, then you have experienced unintentional blindness.
The brain is constantly bombarded by far more information than it can handle. As a result, it stitches together small parts of what is in front of you at any given moment. Taking advantage of this loophole in the brain's hard wiring, the Brain Games experts are able to distract viewers, pulling off baffling stunts.
The show will be aired every Sunday at 9pm on National Geographic Abu Dhabi, with two repeats shown on Mondays.
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