Since The Family Brain Games kicked off on BBC Two on Monday, June 17th, viewers have been blown away by the most brainy families in Britain.

From prodigal children to professional parents, these families put their knowledge to the test in this brand new series. But they are also under the close inspection of a neuroscientist, testing not only their knowledge but their mental agility.

But what are their plans for series 2 and are they currently taking applications for the new series?

Here is everything you need to know about the rigorous application process and how to apply for The Family Brain Games!

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The Family Brain Games: The application process

Eight brainy families all took part in the first series of The Family Brain Games.

The show’s host Dara Ó Briain said they “put the net out really far and wide” to find these families.

The families who were largely successful and scored highly across the board on a cognitive test were the families who made it on to the show.

Hampshire, alongside Imperial College where he conducts his research, then tested the families individually to find out who had strengths where; numeracy, geometrics and linguistics, for example.

Test out your intelligence at home!

Before taking part on the show, the families all had to undergo cognitive pre-screening through an online intelligence test called The Cognitron and designed by Dr Adam Hampshire.

If you want to test out your mental agility and see how you’d fare, try out The Cognitron here!

There are four categories to be tested: cognitive ability, memory, reasoning and co-operation.

How to apply for The Family Brain Games

If you think you have what it takes, try out The Cognitron at home.

But for now, that’s the only chance you’ll get to flex your mental muscles as applications for the second series are not open.

It is still unconfirmed whether the show will be renewed for series 2, but after the response to this season, we’re sure it’ll return for 2020!

And continue checking the BBC’s Take Part page for updates on the new series.

We will update this page with any information about applying for The Family Brain Games as information is released.

 

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