Can You Train Your Brain?

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Duration: 1 hour

A Bang Goes the Theory special to help you improve your brain. The science team gives the results of the world's biggest ever brain training experiment and reveals how you can make yourself smarter.

Brain training computer games are big news in Britain and the craze is growing. But does it actually work? The BBC teamed up with leading scientists to devise a huge online experiment to find out. This is genuine, groundbreaking science. And the results are surprising.

This programme explores the power of the human brain and its untapped potential. Resident extreme engineer, Jem, taps into his brain to drive a car with the power of thought alone. Biologist Liz joins an experiment to try to improve the structure of her brain. And we meet an extraordinary man who has normal intelligence despite having had half of his brain removed.

With lots of top tips Can You Train Your Brain? will help you make the most of your brain!

  • Brain Test Britain

    Brain Test Britain

    We'll be announcing the results of the Brain Test Britain experiment on the Lab UK site on Tuesday 20th April at 6pm.

    Can you train your brain?


Liz Bonnin
Dallas Campbell
Jem Stansfield
Yan Wong
Zoe Heron


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The Open University

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