Head Games

Discovery Channel’s Head Games explores perception on both a physiological AND psychological level to piece together an answer to the question—what makes us human? In each episode, we’re turning ordinary life on its head in order to see what’s really going on both behind the social cues and inside the brain by running unsuspecting bystanders through a combination of social experiments and mind-games.

Narrated by John Krasinski, Head Games examines the human brain through the lens of everyday people on the street as they perceive, conform, and make moral decisions based on the stimuli of the world around them. Each social experiment will be framed around a question, from “do certain colors make us treat people differently?” to “how do pickpockets get away with stealing even when we expect it?” and our experts are breaking down the actions of ordinary citizens every step of the way.