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Shall We Play Brain Games?

Kid Reporter talks to creators of mind-bending new TV show

By Dani Bergman Chudnow | April 19 , 2013

Are you game for Brain Games and think you you can't be tricked? Well, what if I told that you that you just were? (Look back at my sentence. Did you see that I had the word "you" printed two times in a row?)

Brain Games is a new mind-blowing television program that uncovers and explains tidbits about the inner-workings of the human brain. But what makes Brain Games intriguing is the astonishing, while sometimes frustrating, games and exercises.

On April 9, my editor and I spent the afternoon with Jason Silva and Jerry Kolber at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Silva is the host of Brain Games and Kolber is the executive producer. They helped me see and understand the many loopholes in the brain's hardwiring. I found that in-between our shock and excitement that accompanied each exhibit, I was always asking, "Why?" and "How?" Brain Games helps to answer some of those questions.

At the Hall of Science, I interviewed Silva and Kolber about Brain Games and what they've learned about the brain. Click Play Video to watch the interview! And tune in to Brain Games, premiering Monday, April 22 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel!

brain games jason silva kid reporter dani bergman chudnow
Photo: National Geographic Channels/Scott Gries

For more information about Brain Games, check out Dani's post on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog!

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