The BEST episodes of Mind Field season 1

Every episode of Mind Field season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mind Field season 1!

In Mind Field, host Michael Stevens brings his passion for science to his most ambitious subject yet: something we still know very little about, human behavior. Using real subjects (including guest stars and Michael himself) Mind Field reveals some of the most mind-blowing, significant, and least-understood aspects of the human psyche. Through expert interviews, rare footage from historical experiments, and brand-new, ground-breaking demonstrations of human nature at work, Mind Field explores the surprising things we know (and don’t know) about why people are the way they are.

Last Updated: 4/11/2024Network: YouTube PremiumStatus: Ended
160 votes

#1 - Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/18/2017

What happens when your brain is deprived of stimulation? What effect does being cut off from interaction with the outside world have on a person? What effect does it have on me, when I am locked in a windowless, soundproof isolation chamber for three days? In this episode of Mind Field, I take both an objective and a very intimate look at Isolation.

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93 votes

#2 - Touch

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2017

How much of the sensations we feel is determined by our physical bodies? Maybe our minds play a bigger role than we know. I’ll see if people can be tricked into feeling intense physical pain, even though it’s all in their heads. I’ll also look at a machine that makes it possible for you to tickle yourself, and I’ll show you a weird physical illusion you can do at home.

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In Your Face
114 votes

#3 - In Your Face

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2017

How much do we communicate through facial expressions? Are our expressions affected by our moods, or is it the other way around? And what happens to your ability to relate to others when your facial muscles are frozen by Botox? In this episode of Mind Field, I take a look at what’s In Your Face.

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Do You Know Yourself?
92 votes

#4 - Do You Know Yourself?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2017

What makes you, you? If even the most basic parts of you, like your memories or your past, can be forgotten or manipulated, how can you know ever really know who “you” are? In this episode of Mind Field I look at how well Do You Know Yourself?

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Freedom of Choice
111 votes

#5 - Freedom of Choice

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2017

We may value having Freedom of Choice, but are we actually happier when we have limited choices...or even no choice at all? Do we truly have control over our decisions, or are they really predetermined by other forces? My fellow YouTubers and I have our minds read by a “box” that reveals who - or what - is really calling the shots.

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157 votes

#6 - Conformity

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2017

We are all unique individuals. We follow the beat of our own drum. We wouldn’t throw our own beliefs out the window just to fit in...or would we? In this episode of Mind Field, I demonstrate the strong, human urge to conform, and just how far people will go to fall in with the crowd.

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Artificial Intelligence
133 votes

#7 - Artificial Intelligence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2017

So you say you love your computer or smartphone...but can it love you back? As we become more dependent on technology, and our technology becomes more lifelike, where does the line between human and computer lie? And what happens when our relationships become romantic? In this episode of Mind Field, I look into Artificial Intelligence.

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147 votes

#8 - Destruction

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2017

We humans love to build, create, and organize. So why do we also love to destroy things? Can violently breaking stuff really help to calm us down, or does it just make us more angry? In this episode of Mind Field, I take a hard look at our urge to destroy.

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