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Title Sleek Geeks: Mind Games - Ep 2 of 6 / Director: Kemp, Phil
Published Australia : ABC, 2007
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Summary Sleek Geeks is a six-part factual series featuring Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and maths whizz Adam Spencer. Developed off the back of their successful stage show of the same name, the series is an everyday look at science in Dr Karl and Adam's eclectic and energetic style.The Sleek Geeks mix science with humour as they set out to answer some of the perplexing scientific mysteries we encounter on a daily basis. Sleek Geeks harks back to the days of Julius Sumner Miller and his memorable catch-cry: "Why is it so?" Like Sumner Miller, the Sleek Geeks' mission is to reveal the surprising science that lies hidden in our homes, offices and backyards. Based loosely around themes such as 'Time', 'Mind Games' and 'Senses' Sleek Geeks provides moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre ideas imaginable.Dr Karl has a brilliant memory, but bizarrely, not for recognising faces and names. At a city bookshop we see him signing his latest book. The same man re-visits the queue four times before Dr Karl recognises that he's been there before. Over the course of the show we'll explain what strange things are going on inside the big man's head.How is it that some people are easily hypnotisable and others aren't? Adam is shown to have limited ability to be hypnotised, but meets Roz who is very hypnotisable. They both visit a hypnotist who is asked to try and distinguish between someone who is really under hypnosis and someone who is pretending (Adam). The exercise leads us to understand the very nature of hypnosis and what's going on inside the brain.Australian memory champion Simon Orton then demonstrates his extraordinary memory by remembering all the names and faces of the audience for the end of the show.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Executive Producer: Alan Erson. Developed and produced by Cordell Jigsaw in association with ABC TV
Event Broadcast 2012-07-03 at 10:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Hypnotism -- Technique.
Memory -- Ability testing.
Memory -- Experiments.
Science -- Experiments.
Science television programs.
Form Streaming video
Author Kemp, Phil, director
Kruszelnicki, Karl, host
Spencer, Adam, host