Brain Games

Season 1 Episode 1

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2011 on National Geographic
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Hack into the ultimate supercomputer--the human brain--as Hollywood filmmakers use color, light, motion, depth and sound to create mind-bending sensory illusions. Is it possible to feel the sensation of accidentally cutting your finger just by watching TV? Much of what we experience may be a mere fabrication, as our brains fill in gaps and stitch together a complete picture of the world bit-by-bit, designed to overcome our eyes' blind spots. But what happens when your senses get crossed?


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