Brain Games

Season 2 Episode 1

Focus Pocus

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2013 on National Geographic
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Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think again. Your peripheral vision is blurrier than a cell phone camera from 1998! In this episode, host Jason Silva--with the help of deception specialist Apollo Robbins and psychologist Brian Scholl, the director of Yale University's Perception and Cognition Lab--reveals the secrets behind the mysteries of focus and attention. Using the all-American pastime football as a backdrop, they'll demonstrate how your brain is constantly working to select what it thinks is the most important information, and filtering out the rest... as if it was never there.

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