The Mind, Explained

10 Worst Episodes of The Mind, Explained

Ever wonder what's happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

The Mind, Explained - S1E3

#10 - Anxiety (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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

The episode was rated 7.80 from 142 votes.

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#9 - Mindfulness (Season 1 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 7.71 from 134 votes.

The Mind, Explained - S2E1

#8 - How to Focus (Season 2 - Episode 1)

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

The episode was rated 7.69 from 58 votes.

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#7 - Brainwashing (Season 2 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 56 votes.

The Mind, Explained - S1E5

#6 - Psychedelics (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 120 votes.

The Mind, Explained - S1E1

#5 - Memory (Season 1 - Episode 1)


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

The episode was rated 7.58 from 188 votes.

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#4 - Dreams (Season 1 - Episode 2)

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?

The episode was rated 7.48 from 162 votes.

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#3 - Creativity (Season 2 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 7.45 from 47 votes.

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#2 - Personality (Season 2 - Episode 3)

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

The episode was rated 7.40 from 53 votes.

The Mind, Explained - S2E2

#1 - Teenage Brain (Season 2 - Episode 2)


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

The episode was rated 6.96 from 55 votes.

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