Draft Day (07:51)
NFL quarterback Drew Brees goes on "Brain Games" to demonstrate how some people have superior perception, decision making skills, and spatial awareness. Drees tests his cognitive flexibility in a challenge.
Mental Performance (05:50)
Neuroscientist Cara Santa Maria tests whether basketball players can improve their vertical leap using transcranial direct-current stimulation. TDCS uses electricity to stimulate the motor cortex, which controls movement.
Visual Tracking (07:33)
Mirror neurons activate when humans watch someone do an action. The ability to follow moving objects relates to vision, perception, spatial awareness, and working memory. Brees shows his superior visual tracking skills.
Decision Making (05:48)
Mentalist Lior Suchard attempts to influence Brees' decision making. Suchard guesses which of seven targets Brees will hit.
Performance Training (09:13)
Dr. Andy Walshe is a performance expert, who works with professional athletes. Santa Maria works with him on improving how long she can hold her breath.
Brees' Gauntlet (06:56)
Brees completes the series of challenges that tests balance, perception, intuition, and mental processing.
Credits: Episode 3: Drew Brees: Performance (Brain Games, Season 8) (00:27)
Credits: Episode 3: Drew Brees: Performance (Brain Games, Season 8)
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