With this kind of films, you can grow your awareness about the world around you. We have two recommendations that will help you gain more knowledge about our favourite subject: the brain. Since the majority of us has to stay home for long periods, might as well use that time to educate ourselves! And let’s face it, these science documentaries, besides being mind developers, are also entertainment.
Brain Games is an American reality show created by National Geography with now seven seasons. The main character is, of course, the human brain and cognitive science. You will learn about visual perception, skill learning and much more. There is also a version with videos for kids here. The producers created the show in 2011, with the idea of presenting different experiments, illusions and man-on-the-street demonstrations about psychology and neuroscience. The show was hosted by Jason Silva and other guest experts, to unlock secrets of our daily lives. They explore very different subjects, like the power of positivity reinforcement, emotional experiences and common sense. The ninth season was released in February, with Keegan-Michael Key as the new host. The created competitions are fun and at the same time pretty educative.
The Creative Brain is a 2019 Netflix production that explores what makes humans imaginative and original. The producers Justine Kershaw and Jennifer Beamish join the neuroscientist and best-selling author, David Eagleman to deliver a quest on better understanding the human creative process. If you are curious to understand where creativity comes from, this 52 min film is for you. David Eagleman is not new at this, as he is the host of the Emmy-nominated PBS television series The Brain. Now, in this documentary, he goes on his way interviewing non-identical talented professionals: musicians, scientists, potters, and others, exploring brain-bending and risk-taking ways to spark creativity. Grimes and Nick Cave are only two of the starring stars.
If you are willing to explore the wonders of the human brain, now you have these two recommendations to watch.