Kathie Lee & Hoda: Brain Games Review
Seeing is believing is not always the case on Brain Games, the new show on National Geographic. The show is hosted by Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Rollins as they look at the shortcomings of the brain and the best ways to exploit them. Silva told Kathie Lee and Hoda the brain is easy to exploit. It may be one of the most complex things in the entire world, but according to Silva there are so many ways to confuse the brain it is astonishing. The show, Brain Games, focuses on exploiting the brain and allowing everyone at home to partake in the interactive experiment of the show. He called this “lean in programming.”
“You can watch from home and you are wowed and then you are pulled even more when you want to learn how it is done,” Silva said. He also added that the show is perfect for watching in big groups because everyone is going to see the brain games on the show a little differently. Some might be able to pick out how one experiment happened while another person is able to figure out a completely different experiment.
Silva wanted to point out the show is not meant to make people feel dumb when they can’t figure out the answer right away. The show is designed to bring out the shortcomings of the brain and show the viewers how they can get better at brain games.”Knowing what you don’t know gives you an advantage,” Silva said.
The two hosts also wanted to clear something up on the fourth hour of the Today Show. They said it is a myth that people do not use their entire brain. He said we use the entire brain, but sometimes we aren’t that great at getting the most use out of it.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Tricked By a Counting Game
Both Kathie Lee and Hoda tried out one of the brain games on the show. It was a screen with footballs flying all around with a second clock in the back. They both attempted to count the footballs although they both got the count wrong. But even counting the footballs wasn’t what the brain game demonstrated. It showed that the brain focuses too hard sometimes. The game demonstrated this by flashing text across the middle of the screen that read, “Stop counting. There are 27 footballs.”
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Thinking Outside the Box
The next game they played was on a board with a three by three box with nine circles. Silva and Rollins challenged Kathie Lee and Hoda to think outside the box and solve the problem. The board looked like the diagram below:
T T T
T T T
T T T
The object is to use three straight lines that connect to touch all the T’s.
It might seem impossible, but if you think outside the box you can connect them with three straight lines that go up and down and slightly towards the right and left so they connect below and above the T’s.
If you want to see more, tune in to Brain Games, airing April 22 2013.