Exclusive interview with Jason Silva of Brain Games
Interview by Karen Moul
Written by Karen MoulBrain Games
has been a hit since it premiered three weeks ago on the National Geographic channel. If you haven't seen the show, be sure to tune in to a special one-hour ago episode this Friday night at 9 pm on FOX. Brain Games: Blow Your Mind
will do just that, using interactive games to take you inside our most complex and mysterious organ.
The host, Jason Silva recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview.
After five minutes chatting with host Jason Silva, it was easy to see it was not a typical science program. He described Brain Games
as a "pop science series that uses perceptual experiments, optical illusions, and interactive brain hacks to create a crack in your perception of reality."
"In other words," he explained, "to create that feeling of doubt, that feeling that what you see is not always what you get. Your brain is telling you something different than what you know to be true. "
How does this happen? Why do we fall for tricks like optical illusions?