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NGCI greenlights four brain specials

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned four specials about the human brain to complement season two of its Brain Games series (pictured).
May 7, 2013

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned four specials about the human mind to complement its Brain Games series.

The programs will explore different facets of the brain and air as companion programming for season two of Brain Games, which will premiere internationally later this year.

Twofour will produce Blow Your Mind (one x 60 minutes), which uses experiments and hidden camera stunts to highlight day-to-day neural processes. Also, Windfall Films and So Shoot Me TV will produce Card Shark (one x 60 minutes), about the psychology behind card tricks; and Renegade Pictures will produce Street Smart (two x 60 minutes, working title), which will combine experiments, tests and CGI to quiz the public’s critical thinking abilities.

The previously announced Blink Films-produced series Going Ape, about the relationships between human and ape behavior, will air internationally in early summer under the title Ape Man (three x 60 minutes). The show will premiere on National Geographic Channel in the United States on May 13.

“These new series and specials investigate the way our brains and bodies really work, and all is revealed using mind-bending experiments and interactive stunts to boggle the eye and bewilder the senses,” said Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s EVP and head of international content, in a statement. “There will be astonishing revelations, humor and plenty of hard science, too.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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