What Can Your Brain Do?

"Brain Games" host Jason Silva (Photo courtesy NGC)
“Brain Games” host Jason Silva (Photo courtesy NGC)

Jason Silva, filmmaker, futurist, and host of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Brain Games says the human brain has gone through more change in the last 100 years than in the last million years. Now he wants to guide you through the inner workings of your own grey matter and reveal its potential to unlock new realities and wonderment during our next LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air.

In Jason’s words, “the brain is so powerful that the imagination has allowed us to conceive of any delightful future we choose, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it.”

During the Hangout we’ll explore how technology allows us to extend and augment our brains, and how technology is accelerating us toward a stunning future at an astonishing rate.

Joining Jason to host this brainy-themed Hangout will be Virginia Hughes, author of the  National Geographic Phenomena blog “Only Human,” which translates the most cutting-edge research on the human body into language actual humans can understand.

Send in your questions and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to appear on-screen and play some Brain Games yourself. Submit your questions by…

  • Uploading a video question to YouTube with #LetsExplore
  • Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #LetsExplore or
  • Commenting directly on this blog post

Follow National Geographic on Google+ or return to this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Tuesday, July 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. UTC).

Think you can’t be fooled by Brain Games? Check out the quizzes below to find out!

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