The Mind, Explained

The BEST episodes of The Mind, Explained

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Emma Stone narrates this illuminating adventure through the human brain — exploring the science behind memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and more.

Last Updated: 5/9/2022Network: Netflix
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Anxiety
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7.80
133 votes

#1 - Anxiety

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/12/2019

Feeling anxious? You're not alone. Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford shares her personal experience with OCD in this examination of anxiety disorders.

Mindfulness
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7.75
123 votes

#2 - Mindfulness

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/12/2019

Take a deep, cleansing breath and slowly exhale while being enlightened on the impact meditation can have on your mind and body.

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How to Focus
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7.69
49 votes

#3 - How to Focus

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/19/2021

So... many... distractions. Sustaining attention is harder than ever, but not for the reasons you might expect. Experts focus on the many challenges.

Memory
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7.59
177 votes

#4 - Memory

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/2019

How does remembering work? Delve into the way the brain stores, processes and retrieves memories -- and why certain ones sometimes prove unreliable.

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Psychedelics
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7.59
110 votes

#5 - Psychedelics

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/12/2019

What happens to a brain on psychedelics? Turn on, tune in and drop out on this trip to explore the history and effects of mind-altering substances.

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Brainwashing
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7.55
44 votes

#6 - Brainwashing

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2021

What does it mean to be brainwashed? From the Satanic panic of the ’80s to current conspiracies, dive into how belief change happens inside the brain.

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Dreams
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7.51
150 votes

#7 - Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2019

Why do we dream? When the lights go out, interesting things happen in the brain and body. What’s the significance of dreams, and what can they teach us?

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Personality
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7.30
43 votes

#8 - Personality

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/19/2021

Personality tests group people into handy types but reveal only part of the story. Learn how our personalities develop and evolve over a lifetime.

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Creativity
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7.30
37 votes

#9 - Creativity

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/19/2021

Creativity isn't a mystical force — it's a mental muscle. See how your neural networks generate fresh ideas and learn ways to foster your imagination.

Teenage Brain
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6.86
44 votes

#10 - Teenage Brain

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/2021

Why do teenagers act... like teenagers? Hint: It's not just hormones. Neuroscience explains the fundamentally unique way a teen's brain operates.