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Greenlit: Head Games, Discovery Channel

Head Games (3 x ) – Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that makes us human? In this new interactive series both viewers and on-screen subjects are challenged with brain games, mind puzzles and social experiments.

Narrated by John Krasinski, the show delves into the inner workings of the deeply complex human brain. Through the design and execution of social experiments you will see how everyday people on the streets perceive, conform, and make moral choices when in real-life situations…and what the brain is actually doing to dictate behavior or react to uncomfortable, and, at times, confrontational, circumstances.

Is our perception of the world around us altered when we talk on a cell phone? Find out what happens when we send in a clown on a unicycle. Are we hard-wired to act a certain way in groups? See if a group of people can convince someone to see a snake in a tree when in fact no snake is actually there. Why do we feel compelled to keep promises? Watch what occurs when an actress at the gym asks a stranger to watch her computer, and then a thief attempts to steal it.

These experiments – enhanced by games, puzzles and expert analysis – will have you on the edge of your seat. Some of the outcomes might even leave you shocked!

Channel: Discovery Channel

Producer: Sharp Entertainment

TX: 3rd June 2012

Source: Discovery Channel Press release

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