Even after all these years of discoveries and inventions and relentless probing into the unknown, humans have barely scratched the surface of what constitutes the universe. Even our own psychology is a subject that continues to baffle us. If you love educational shows like ‘Brain Games’, then here is the one that you should definitely watch. In ‘Mind Field’, Michael Stevens investigates some peculiar aspects of the human brain and tries to find an answer to its mysteries. Created and presented by Stevens himself, this show airs on YouTube Premium.
Stevens acts as the executive producer alongside Eli Holzman (‘Project Runway’, ‘Beauty and the Geek’, ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’), Aaron Saidman (‘Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies’, ‘The Seven Five’ and ‘Leah Remini’) and David Wechter. Phillip Barbb, Travis Dowell, Jen Friesen and Andy Wood produce the show. It features Stevens conducting experiments on a group of people, as well as himself, to determine what makes humans tick and how much control we have on our brain if any at all.
Mind Field Cast: Who’s in It?
‘Mind Field’ is presented by Michael Stevens. He is one of the most profitable YouTubers in the world and his channel Vsauce is a massive success. He started his career by producing video content which generally came with political intonations. This brought him to the attention of another popular YouTube channel, Barely Political. After his collaboration with the channel, in 2010, Stevens kickstarted his own project, Vsauce, which initially focused on video games and stuff like that.
However, with time, he started focusing on the educational content that dealt with science, philosophy, anthropology, history and what not. This was the section that brought him more popularity and eventually, Vsauce became famous for this content itself. With the increasing fan base of the channel and the sheer amount of content that needed to be generated, the channel was split into four sections. Vsauce1 is handled by Stevens and constitutes the contents in the same vein as the original. Vsauce2 is handled by Kevin Lieber and focuses on mathematical queries and the exploration of gadgets. Vsauce3 is handled by Jack Roper who works on the content in video games and other fictional fandoms. WeSauce section features the content created by the fans. Personalities like Bill Nye, James May, David Attenborough and Adam Savage have been a part of Vsauce discussions. Stevens has also collaborated with other popular YouTube channels.
Apart from the general audience and the personnel of the facilities that Stevens visits for his research and experiments, there are a number of well-known personalities in scientific and other educational circles that have featured in the various episodes of the show. One of the episodes features Moran Cerf, the French-Israeli neuro-scientist who has collaborated frequently with various filmmakers on films and TV shows: Diana Cowern, a YouTuber and a science communicator; and Derek Muller, another science communicator who runs a YouTube channel named Veritasium.