The Science of Thinking

How the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes.
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This video was inspired by the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Harpist: Lara Somogyi
Animator: Jesse Agar
Filmed by Raquel Nuno

Music by Kevin MacLeod, "Sneaky Adventure" "Harlequin"

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WeAreGRIDWeAreGRID (8 часов назад)
wait what? people drive with the gps always on?

ive always just memorized roadmaps spatially and looked at the map once to know where im going and if its somewhere near a road ive already been on, i can get there super easily.

Saw MoralesSaw Morales (19 часов назад)
for videos like this, there has to be a button where you can like more than once 👍

SN1PERyanSN1PERyan (1 день назад)
my brain is gun

......just gun

Rock AndersonRock Anderson (1 день назад)
Why do the Australian's flip the light switch backwards to Canada? Because Aussies are upside down...hahaha.

swapnaja choudhariswapnaja choudhari (1 день назад)
really best episode

Francesco De CaroFrancesco De Caro (2 дня назад)
i posed the same bat/ball problem to my sister, who just woke up, didn't even graduate high school, and after getting the answer wrong and me explaining to her how to solve it she told me her way of solving it which would be: (1.10-1.00)/2, because of there being two objects, and of course the answer is the same but i thought it was a wrong calculation just because she already knew the answer. We tried a few similar problem and the calculation works everytime, same as the equation you would normally use x+(1.00+x)=1.10
sooo can someone explain it to me?

Francesco De CaroFrancesco De Caro (2 дня назад)
wait it think i figured it out, she just jumped right to the conclusion of the actual equation which is the same calculation, just without the x, right?

DuhasianguyDuhasianguy (2 дня назад)
Don't you mean UNsurance?

PMPfxPMPfx (3 дня назад)
This is probably why as a child you learn so much so fast and the older you get the less you actually learn. Because as you get older you develop strategies for automating all the tasks in your life and so you don't have to think very hard to do them. New situations force you to confront new ideas new concepts thus forcing you to learn. That, coupled with the fact that a quick answer is always better than a slow answer leads us into the trap of making a quick decision, whether it's right or wrong. Really interesting video. Thanks!

Luc luckystrikeLuc luckystrike (3 дня назад)
Might it in some cases be that because if someone asks your a question you feel like you need to answer right away? You think the other person will think less of you because you have to put thought into something while a 'smart' person can tell you the answer right away without thinking. So essentially it is a psychological reason :D

Amogh KulkarniAmogh Kulkarni (3 дня назад)
Gist of the book "Thinking, fast and slow" :)

ShowALK32ShowALK32 (4 дня назад)
Gosh I love harps.

Other MeOther Me (5 дней назад)
what is a deaf persons inner voice like?

Rottie BullRottie Bull (5 дней назад)
You're making me think about not wanting to think and now I'm thinking about myself and personal habits. I'm very angry and don't like you. i will overcome these feelings in several decades and then I'll be able to think about how I'm going to think more. How dare you.

Anastasiia UshakovaAnastasiia Ushakova (6 дней назад)
a great adaptation of Daniel Kahneman's "fast thinking, slow thinking". The book is definitely worth a read if you found this video interesting

Susanne FeddernSusanne Feddern (6 дней назад)
Ein super Video, echt toll gemacht und absolut interessant, ich habe sehr gerne zugeschaut. Vielen Dank dafür! Echt gut!

pulakit bhartipulakit bharti (6 дней назад)
So I have great brains because of bad handwriting?? Yes I knew it. :D

Sieuxerr1621Sieuxerr1621 (6 дней назад)
So if i want to force drew to work harder, i should made "hard exercises" and he'll get up?

MySecretMessagesMySecretMessages (6 дней назад)
Can't help but think that the "detections" they believe to exist might just be very faint vibrations (earthquakes) in the earth that are affecting both detectors at slightly different moments in time due to the rolling waves its vibration produces under the earth. Silicon string suspension or not, they are still hung from something that is connected to something which is connected to something else which ultimately rests on the earth's crust. Thus, it can be affected by earthly vibrations. Heck, we can easily pick up vibrations occurring on the other side of the planet now. But what if some vibrations were deep within the earth and so faint that they are not picked up by crude normal seismic detection devices, yet this elaborate contraption can? If so, it would be easy to mistake those for mysterious "gravitational waves". Occam's Razor would suggest these so-waves they detected are far more likely to come from within the earth itself, than from the edges of the universe...

Tjandra Satria GunawanTjandra Satria Gunawan (6 дней назад)
11:34 - 11:50 Most inspiring quote ever :) completely agree 👍

Mind & BrainMind & Brain (8 дней назад)
Take a look at the Practopoiesis theory that tries to explain how life organizes, including the organization of a mind. This theory proposes the principles by which adaptive systems function. It is a general theory of what it takes to be biologically intelligent.

DancingLeafDancingLeaf (8 дней назад)
so basically its better to read a book than it is to hear the audiobook of thesame book because reading can be more uncomfortable

Greg TGreg T (8 дней назад)
The bi-cameral mind.

Good video and explanations.

The HopelessGamerThe HopelessGamer (9 дней назад)
thank you. iv got autism and you explained that very well. i understood every single thing you said. :D

Keshav ChauhanKeshav Chauhan (9 дней назад)
11:34 this is what everybody's parents tell them whole life lol XD

Chris ArtellChris Artell (10 дней назад)
this is fascinating stuff

Ferenc IvanicsFerenc Ivanics (10 дней назад)
What is the guy saying in the background at 1:10 ? Something: "No!...blablabla...". I am betting: He is saying, that the earth doesn't orbit the sun in precisely 1 year.

Laurence ReynoldsLaurence Reynolds (10 дней назад)
Is it different if you have autism

YamyatosYamyatos (10 дней назад)
Kerbal space program :D

Rabah LouniciRabah Lounici (11 дней назад)
"watch videos that give you the sensation of understanding without actually learning anything", i see what you did there ;)

wasup23tubewasup23tube (11 дней назад)
Better than ted talks.

M LienauM Lienau (11 дней назад)
Awesome video dude

Freddie BlancasFreddie Blancas (12 дней назад)
at 11:23 , thats me he's talkin bout

Gain MediumGain Medium (12 дней назад)
It really is just effort and the will to follow though. However people do put a lot of effort into various things; its just that most peoples efforts don't result in what society would call worthy of praise or reward. Their efforts are used to avoid putting forth effort into something we would classify as meaningful and intelligent as a collective.

Richard TRichard T (12 дней назад)
Excellent video.. extremely interesting

Douglas JacksonDouglas Jackson (12 дней назад)
what dose tae cht meen

Jonathan SantanaJonathan Santana (12 дней назад)
@11:23 ME.

ganondorfchampinganondorfchampin (12 дней назад)
The problem isn't so much that thinking is unpleasant, it's that people are rushing to get to the answer because they are being put on the spot. Also, are you a teaching PhD or something?

TwinBornTwinBorn (12 дней назад)
I could not get the number beat one.

bilal nasirbilal nasir (12 дней назад)
great video!

abi nandhanabi nandhan (12 дней назад)
to watch videos that gives you the sensation of understanding without actually learning anything !!!!!!!!!!!!! daam

Satoshi GordonSatoshi Gordon (12 дней назад)
Best video yet

Ibrahim FarooquiIbrahim Farooqui (12 дней назад)
fixed my life.

David SuggittDavid Suggitt (12 дней назад)
"to watch videos that give the sensation of learning without actually learning anything" ... ouch, YouTube, oh land of intellectually bankrupt watchers. I think I'm learning things by watching YouTube... but am I really?

What is so awesome about your video, in my humble opinion is, that ancient people knew (in a different way) all these things, so, they created repetition events (such as in martial arts, music, religious studies/celebrations, etc...), to improve the long term memory and association knowledge or chunks as you describe it.

The sad thing is that as a society we are more and more forgetting the importance of revisiting past learned information (we already learned that, "there's no need to see it/observe it/learn it again), to improve our cognitive abilities. We need to revisit knowledge, relearn, think again what we learned was a fact, maybe it changed, maybe it expanded.

I love your videos, I would like to help subtitle them in Spanish!

Jacob PentonJacob Penton (12 дней назад)
I feel like avid gamers have the capacity to utilize both aspects of the brain, because you are constantly engaging both, as well as storing long term information along with short term

NorthernThinkerNorthernThinker (12 дней назад)
Thank you for the great work that you do.

Zachary CarrollZachary Carroll (12 дней назад)
Thank you for this video! It explains why I do so well in school even though it looks like I'm not paying attention. I believe that my obsession with learning makes me take a new, difficult piece of information and desperately try to connect or relate it to something, anything else in my brain. In essence, I force Drew to communicate more with Gun and actively question his automatic responses!

mspolkadotpinkmspolkadotpink (13 дней назад)
Only when I watch Derek interview people do I feel like a genius prodigy.

Kasper HolmKasper Holm (13 дней назад)
I'm sitting here watching this awesome video meanwhile getting almost stressed out about the apparent awesome videos suggested in the right side. "Uh that sounds cool.. Uh that sounds cool too.. Uh and this one.. And this one.. Aaarhh all the videos sound cool!!"

Danicus RexDanicus Rex (14 дней назад)
This relates back with the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become a professional at something. Because of the repeated patterns of thinking and processing that your brain does while thinking.

Malou LewinMalou Lewin (15 дней назад)
does knowing 1 skill (like the harp) make it easier to learn a simalair skill (like piano or even basketball)

Ferenc IvanicsFerenc Ivanics (10 дней назад)
Try the cimbalom!

Danicus RexDanicus Rex (14 дней назад)
From experience, I would say yes. This is because there are similar patterns within these skills which do not require relearning. For example, I played the xylophone for about seven years, and am now teaching myself piano. Because these are very similar, I seem to be picking up on it very quickly. The only real issue I am facing is that instead of using mallets to play, I have to use my fingers which is something that will take time for my brain to learn from trial and practice.

Malou LewinMalou Lewin (15 дней назад)
when I come to watch these videos im in the mood for thinking but when im hanging out outside im probebly not
and when I dont think for a while I might even get a desire to do math (not that I ever actually end up doing math)

The Sid JThe Sid J (15 дней назад)
Great video Derek! Could you please make a video about how the brain of people suffering from a mental illness like depression or anxiety handles everyday stimulus? I would love to know if their cognitive ease is reduced as an effect of their condition. Thanks in anticipation.

Jonathan Vazquez-PerezJonathan Vazquez-Perez (15 дней назад)

Frank PeterFrank Peter (15 дней назад)
As I am watching this from Germany, I just switched on the subtitles. But after a minute or so on, switched it off again ---> helped me remember it

JoniJoni (16 дней назад)
Inspiring as always

Alex George JosephAlex George Joseph (17 дней назад)
at the end of the day technologies go us lazy!!

BiTBiT (17 дней назад)
I thought I left my Kerbal Space Program game on when this video started.

Apoorva SrinivasaApoorva Srinivasa (17 дней назад)
One of the best videos I've seen till date. This is like a motivational video minus all the crap. Big thumbs up. I'm going to try to make my Drew work his ass off!

JohnnyRebel81JohnnyRebel81 (18 дней назад)
To bad Universities don't let students learn in whatever manner works best for them. I'm 36 and back at University for the 2nd time in my life. I study/learn best by myself, I've always been an autodidact anyway, I am not afraid to teach myself new things or sit quietly and learn. Other students like being lectured and taking notes, and some probably like the method that was mentioned in the video, the group setting with interaction or whatever?

1,000 SUBS WITH 2 VIDEOS1,000 SUBS WITH 2 VIDEOS (18 дней назад)
definitely one of -your- the best videos ever

lym animationlym animation (18 дней назад)
me: tampons

Blueshadow2020Blueshadow2020 (19 дней назад)
11:23 ouch...

EstroncioEstroncio (19 дней назад)
I think one could use background sound while reading in order to improve learning, not music but some sort of podcast or conversational stuff, I believe it may require you use 'Drew' more than normal. Someone correct me if I'm wrong

Graham BunceGraham Bunce (19 дней назад)
great video, but that bit at the end made me laugh when I realized you had for a moment convinced me to become an expert youtube video watcher.

POTATOPOTATO (19 дней назад)
2:42 I read it the chat

WootmansayWOOTWootmansayWOOT (19 дней назад)
1:40 Drew is totally me, just the entirety of me.

TotallyRandomGamingTotallyRandomGaming (19 дней назад)
This spoke to me on a whole new level.

Prateek VarshneyPrateek Varshney (19 дней назад)
Thinking fast and slow

Drew GunnDrew Gunn (21 день назад)
Little creepy cause what my name is Drew Gunn lol

Muhammad ZaidanMuhammad Zaidan (21 день назад)

Alex TayAlex Tay (22 дня назад)
Best video on youtube

Keshev DugarKeshev Dugar (22 дня назад)
u r great sir

KodaKoda (23 дня назад)
"To watch videos that give you a sense of understanding without actually learning anything"
now if that isn't ironic of him to say

Mr TMr T (23 дня назад)
this needed a scene where drew instructs gun. So the new process can be in-coded

Nacho RaposoNacho Raposo (23 дня назад)
Think fast, Think slow by Daniel Golemann. This tells you everything you need to knowe about the nobel proze winner that modeled this theory !

Jaideep YerramilliJaideep Yerramilli (24 дня назад)
This was one of the best... oh wait, everyone feels the same! Love you Veritasium. Mainly because you get my brain working

ArshArsh (24 дня назад)
Wow what an episode!

LeftLeft (25 дней назад)
Did no one else read it as Tae cat?

yonggoryonggor (25 дней назад)
informative and educational as always

Chad AdamsChad Adams (25 дней назад)
Is there a name or label for the modern teaching method mentioned?

LokiFoxLokiFox (25 дней назад)
My name is Drew and this was awkward

Papa PepePapa Pepe (26 дней назад)
Can anyone explain this? I have strong dyslexia, and struggled with all these task, including the "the cat", and especially the add 1 task. I know there are some correlation between dyslexia and reaction time, but does anyone here know more about this?

Terence ClutteyTerence Cluttey (26 дней назад)
it's videos like this that is the reason i follow this channel. Brilliant episode. Thank you.

BugOnBugOn (27 дней назад)
tat Che

explains everything

Matthew SparkesMatthew Sparkes (27 дней назад)
This is definitely one my favourite videos that you've ever done!

ArominitArominit (27 дней назад)
excellent video, you desreve a lot of success

Trensalor8420 0Trensalor8420 0 (28 дней назад)
Aptly named sir as I literally searched 'the science of thinking.' Not terribly surprised Veritasium was first up.

Trensalor8420 0Trensalor8420 0 (28 дней назад)
#inspiretolearn #learnhowtolearn

Bill RagsdaleBill Ragsdale (28 дней назад)
Who the f is gun

Abe TemeAbe Teme (28 дней назад)
Did you guys see the flashing image of a duck around 12:11?

David SimorDavid Simor (28 дней назад)
That video was one of your bests thank you for your very high quality content :)!

GnuGnu (28 дней назад)
The sentence below is false

The sentence above is true

Bl4ckBl4ck (18 дней назад)
Better :
This sentence is false ;


Ramkrishna KumarRamkrishna Kumar (28 дней назад)

KavrielKavriel (29 дней назад)
I don't remember where i heard or read that, but it's true, the weak becomes strong by facing/experiencing its weakness.

TheScriptanTheScriptan (1 месяц назад)
Kerbal Space Program <3

gjiilgjiil (1 месяц назад)
Emm..thank a big way..really big

Syd GoatSyd Goat (1 месяц назад)
who would win in a rap battle

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