How Riddles Beat Our Brains

By Alessandra Ram

How do our brains actually work? The educational YouTube series ASAP Science unpacks the loaded question in their latest episode, highlighting the different ways in which our brains process information. From optical illusions to riddles, our mind plays tricks on us. As you attempt the challenges in the interactive video, you’ll find yourself making simple mistakes – but revealing ones. Our brains are trying to work out the answer as quickly and easily as possible, but as the video shows us, not all of our initial answers are correct.

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who produce the videos, talk about the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/how-riddles-beat-our-brains/272840/