Brain Games is a reality television series that discusses and explores the components of the human brain. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses experts in cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology. The show is interactive, encouraging viewers to participate in experiments, or “brain games”, that emphasize the main points presented in each episode. An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled. The series debuted on the National Geographic Channel in 2011 as a special.
Neil Patrick Harris was the narrator in the first season. It returned in 2013 as a regular series. Its return as an original series in 2013 set a record for the highest premiere rating for any National Geographic Channel original series with 1.5 million viewers. One of the episodes for S4 is Morality -Your brain makes countless moral decisions every day … but have you ever wondered where your morality comes from? Through thought-provoking games and moral dilemmas, such as the “Trolley Problem”, we’ll test the strength of your moral fibre. What would you do if an out-of-control train barrels down the tracks toward four people? How would you save them? This theory is put in test in a series of interactive games and hidden camera experiments.