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Your Irrational Brain science show 

An exciting game show that challenges participants to outsmart their own biases and make rational decisions. Through a series of questions and tasks, this show will teach you how to better understand your own brain, spot unconscious biases and make more rational decisions. 

Tricks your brain plays during decision making  

Ages 16-18 | KS5 / Sixth Form

Braintastic! Science amazing brain mascot Briony - with microphone
Braintastic! Science amazing brain mascot Briony - with microphone (hands up)

The perfect schools show for those looking to explore the science behind decision making. You’ll learn why evolution has given you a brain that often makes the wrong decision, and how businesses exploit these quirks to make us spend more money. Participants use their own devices to answer questions throughout, making this a highly interactive experience, perfect for sixth formers or older families at a festival.  

  • Why irrationality is sometimes the best choice 

  • How your decisions can be swayed without you even knowing it

  • What gamblers and sportspeople have in common

  • Understanding risk and making informed decisions (PSHE)

  • Life skills for making decisions around money (Citizenship, PSHE)

  • Business analysis - decision making, risk and uncertainty (Business)

  • Understanding individual, social and cultural diversity (Psychology)

  • Humans have evolved short-cuts to help us make decisions

  • Sometimes, these can lead us to make bad decisions

  • Our decisions can be influenced by our environment

  • We all make different decisions based on the same information

  • Live in-person: £495 
    Extra shows on the same day: £145/show
    or add workshops at £95 each.  

  • Online / virtual show: £195/school
    Add live Q&A with a brain expert: £45
    For festivals/large audiences or multiple days please get in touch

  • The show runs for around 45 minutes, which means it fits well into a 50- or 60-minute timetable slot.

  • Our presenters love doing Q&A and are always happy to include this at the end of a show if time allows.

  • We will need: A screen and a microphone (if your venue is large). WiFi for the audience, and everyone needs their own device.

  • Interactive, engaging and fun science show for schools

  • Perfect science week activity, end of term treat or science assembly

  • Fabulous expert presenters with a background in brain science

  • Rave reviews from teachers, students and top science festivals


Thank you so much for coming down to do the science shows for us. Everyone had an amazing time and we would definitely love to have you back again. 

Amy Seales, Family Programme Coordinator
The Royal Institution of Great Britain. 

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