The Science of Thinking

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  • SYLperc
    SYLperc 2 дня назад

    So how to beat the lie detector: rehearse your lie until Gun believes it to be true.

    The physiological changes he described are exactly what lie detectors look for.

  • GameCast
    GameCast 2 дня назад

    So it's like first plane thinking and background thinking?

  • Thrilla Jean
    Thrilla Jean 2 дня назад

    Thankyou 🙏

  • Marco Brunacci
    Marco Brunacci 2 дня назад +1

    When the "add 1" task came up I failed miserably all three time and then felt my right eye twitching. I think my Drew is a useless try-hard.

  • Adrian S.S.L
    Adrian S.S.L 3 дня назад

    so i see my Drew has resigned, no wonder i just blurt things in and out automatically, need to get him back! Thanks for the vid bro.

  • MAWA
    MAWA 3 дня назад


  • sefa demir
    sefa demir 4 дня назад

    six seven five five three one

  • Dragon born
    Dragon born 7 дней назад

    6:22, does this mean we are all blade runner replicants because our pupels dilate🕵

  • Modar Akayleh
    Modar Akayleh 8 дней назад

    drew is lazy, thats ma boy

  • Sara Makes Art
    Sara Makes Art 8 дней назад

    If Drew is lazy and I'm Drew that means I'm lazy.

  • Drew Kilpin
    Drew Kilpin 9 дней назад

    I'm unemployed.

  • BigKevSexyMan
    BigKevSexyMan 9 дней назад

    Rewatching this video, a month or two later, is a remarkably different experience.

  • Xoccyle
    Xoccyle 10 дней назад

    Sometimes when I start thinking and using slow drew, I can feel a slight tingle in my eyebrows. You can literally sense in your brain, all the neurons firing in order to help you critically think. I’m not doing much of that now because I’m tired and don’t care to but especially during lectures, I find myself wandering off in my head quite often and when I push myself to concentrate, it all tingles. It stops after a second or two, of course, but the initial start up gets the ol girl a chuggin

  • Abhi
    Abhi 10 дней назад

    This channel never fails to impress my drew. Thank you for the awesome work.

  • Dimitrios Desmos
    Dimitrios Desmos 10 дней назад

    The brain does not waste ATP when it doesnt need, put a gun to someones head and tell them if u dont get that right you are dead...and see how fast they think.
    Nature doesnt do what it doesnt need to.

  • ktlau12
    ktlau12 11 дней назад

    The whole video is basically a sum up of the book "thinking fast and slow"

  • Ryan Phelps
    Ryan Phelps 11 дней назад

    I genuinely took this information in and have saved it to rewatch. You presented this in a way that is extremely simple and actionable. The route to honing a skill is very straight forward. 12 minutes of watching a video and I now have a clear way to be a much more effective learner. I'm really in awe at how useful knowing the two systems of thinking is. Thank you, man.

  • Sobre o Tempo
    Sobre o Tempo 12 дней назад

    Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

  • Rodrigo Appendino
    Rodrigo Appendino 12 дней назад

    But what changes in the neurons when you think, for example, about a math problem? The neuron creates a new "arm" to connect to other neuron? Or new neurons are born? Or the structure of the brain doesn't change?

  • Oli C
    Oli C 14 дней назад

    I would not fall for it because my friends do stuff like this regularly

  • kampkrieger
    kampkrieger 15 дней назад

    I would say, it is stupidity, and it is a respectful way of saying what stupidity is. not that someone can not think but someone opts not to.
    I wouldn't have answered as quickly as any of these people

  • Cameron Davies
    Cameron Davies 16 дней назад

    Crap I left my ksp open...Oh wait that musics coming from the video

  • George Theofanopoulos
    George Theofanopoulos 16 дней назад

    That guy on 03:29 is just one number away from my phone number. That was freaky.

  • King smarty and Tiny waffles
    King smarty and Tiny waffles 17 дней назад


  • mooncar39
    mooncar39 17 дней назад

    I'm an INTP personality type and I "use drew" a LOT

  • Justin Murtagh
    Justin Murtagh 17 дней назад

    This remains my favourite Veritasium video.

  • Ian Ciborowski
    Ian Ciborowski 17 дней назад

    Can someone explain in more detail the bat and the ball question?

  • cronts
    cronts 17 дней назад

    Very inspiring ending

  • kaye swanson
    kaye swanson 17 дней назад

    nah i read that as tae cat. gunn fucked up

  • Dan Zuccari
    Dan Zuccari 17 дней назад

    So no reference to Danny Kahneman where all of this content was taken from? Give the Nobel prize winner some credit @veritasium

    • Dan Zuccari
      Dan Zuccari 17 дней назад

      I see it in the info posted below but one mention in the video would be expected

  • Aatif Nazar
    Aatif Nazar 17 дней назад

    such a nice video, it gave me the idea of an AI algorithm!

  • Hessel Sieburgh
    Hessel Sieburgh 18 дней назад

    I am always thinking of a goose a banana a molecule and a stapler

  • Monish N
    Monish N 19 дней назад

    Then how do u make dreu work?

  • Jamie Coxe
    Jamie Coxe 19 дней назад

    Great video. I guess I'm going to have to work harder to learn or volunteer for Nero Lace.

  • emailjwr
    emailjwr 20 дней назад

    "This video was inspired by the book thinking fast and slow" uhhh I think you mean "this video is literally just a paraphrased version of someone else's work"

  • AKNetworkEdit
    AKNetworkEdit 20 дней назад

    Everyone has an Australian accent, except Derek. I love it.

  • Mujeeb Adil
    Mujeeb Adil 21 день назад


  • Drew
    Drew 21 день назад

    Winner! ;)

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 21 день назад

    I think this was the most inspirational video I have found LMAO

  • Matt Naiws
    Matt Naiws 21 день назад

    How could four digits take up most of your working memory capacity??


    Off the top of my head....

    JULIA DAVY 22 дня назад

    I have to whatch this for my maths homework...

  • John Tate
    John Tate 22 дня назад

    I am high in the need for cognition, so I find the attitude that is here attributed to everyone a strange one. I simply don't find tasks that require concentration unpleasant, if anything I find them preferable to tasks that are repetitive and 'easy' in some sense. I am not therefore convinced that the bias being described is as universal as portrayed. It is well known that a number of cognitive biases once thought ubiquitous were found not to be so when psychologists moved away from testing their favourite demographic of Western university students and tried to replicate their results in places like East Asia. I wonder how these assertions would fare in similar circumstances.

  • crazyx3s
    crazyx3s 22 дня назад

    i read the cht
    as the chat

  • May the Science be with You
    May the Science be with You 22 дня назад

    It's clearly read TAE CHT

  • Jeremiah Watson
    Jeremiah Watson 24 дня назад

    Seeing this video reminds me of the book The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. It goes into understanding how talents are manifested by maximising myelin within the brain.

  • The 7th
    The 7th 24 дня назад

    How do you dislike a video twice?

  • Alex Fairchild
    Alex Fairchild 25 дней назад

    I'm weird. My Drew is like my gun when I'm bored. When my mind is adrift, Drew acts like Gun but really really unfocused. And then when I have nothing else to do everything else tunes out. This happened with me and quantum physics in science. I was thinking about the ways in which we take the easier path. like the pilot wave, simple and physical yet weird. In fact, I think pilot wave theory could be a great comparison to the way I think. just darting around randomly following the flow precisely yet has weird quirks in doing so.

  • blargmeblarg
    blargmeblarg 25 дней назад

    Nice Kerbal music. ^v^

  • ok
    ok 25 дней назад

    i read it as 'the cht' but ok

  • Geoffrey Sergeant
    Geoffrey Sergeant 26 дней назад

    What's missing ch__ch . I saw as I drove past a ⛪

  • ArJuN
    ArJuN 26 дней назад

    Drew's expressions were so good!

  • ZuRriX
    ZuRriX 27 дней назад

    11:33 - Words of wisdom.

  • Patrick Herzog
    Patrick Herzog 27 дней назад

    very good video

  • Trystan Oowatie
    Trystan Oowatie Месяц назад

    but I read that as The Cht...

  • Alec Zhou
    Alec Zhou Месяц назад

    Fast way to calculate 13*17:
    You’re welcome

  • Yuya fujikawa
    Yuya fujikawa Месяц назад

    I feel kinda sorry for those college students..

  • Yuya fujikawa
    Yuya fujikawa Месяц назад +1

    Beautiful explanation! You are just soooooooo good at explaining things. This is now one of my favorite veritasium video!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!

  • thersten
    thersten Месяц назад

    this was pleasant. I guess I learned nothing :-(

  • Anukrati Verma
    Anukrati Verma Месяц назад

    That's why it's my favorite YouTube channel! Thanks for enlightening me! 👍👍👍

  • Cyramor11
    Cyramor11 Месяц назад

    Kerbel space program lmao

  • Jerry Gundecker
    Jerry Gundecker Месяц назад

    If learning requires discomfort, I'm a genius.

  • Jerry Gundecker
    Jerry Gundecker Месяц назад

    Who knew light switches are impacted by the Coriolis Effect?

  • Jey Forey
    Jey Forey Месяц назад

    Thank you Veritasium, He basically echoes exactly the same thing as those mystical traditions in which they convey that you have an aspect of yourself that is consciously processing reality for novelty or the present moment and information useful to you contained within it and a part of yourself that is unconscious and automated. We have all experienced this automation either by the passing of minutes whilst driving and wondering "where did the last few miles go" when we finally reactivate the conscious mind to wondering why we yelled or got angry at people we love yet when we consciously review it we regret the unconscious actions that were said and done in those compulsive moments. This is a concept that is thousands of years old yet still persists to this day, just modernized, to be honest it gives it even more merit. Mystical traditions suggest attempting to expend the majority of your effort focused on conscious observation of reality whilst observing what the unconscious mind is attempting to influence and then continuously bring about change in perspective as a result of this effort. The ultimate secret is that science postulates the existence of many more dimensions to reality via such theories as string theory, the consequence of these theories on us as beings sharing that same reality is that everything points to perspective being the way in which we navigate these new dimensions, we just have to push against the (automation) inertia to do so. There's a part of yourself that is constantly informing you what needs to be done regardless of where you are situated in this life, don't get into that drunk drivers car, you need to quit drinking so heavily, your addicted to video games and need to pay attention to your significant other, start focusing on healthy eating, move to a quieter location where you can hear your conscious voice better. Once the initial burdens are overcome and we pay attention to this conscious part of ourselves we begin a journey that takes us on a path towards enlightenment, a path of perspective shifting that very few every decide to pursue. This path ultimately leads to encapsulating realities on a scale that are incomprehensible to most people, and i say this not with a smugness but with a calm knowing that the average person will not be able to relate to it. The unconscious mind will attempt to explain where this leads but only the strong will resist the urge to take comfort in this false narrative. Our perspective is able to extend beyond anything you can imagine, those fighting the inertia will discover this and be lead to destinations outside the grasp of those not pursuing such perspectives and will ultimately find salvation, though i hesitate to use this term due to it's Christian influence but i am without another term to describe it's reality.

  • Marwan Shamsia
    Marwan Shamsia Месяц назад +1

    This is just simply a life changing 12 minute video

  • Fr0ger
    Fr0ger Месяц назад

    the dudes at the start were probably high

  • Sitezmusicpro
    Sitezmusicpro Месяц назад

    Dude, thank you very much... This make me more motivated to use my system 2 brain more...

  • RickitySplit
    RickitySplit Месяц назад +1

    So is taking Adderall basically the equivalent of overclocking drew?

  • Bruce Williams
    Bruce Williams Месяц назад

    Excellent video. It forces one to examine how they deal with learning and explains a great deal about why I can't get workers to understand material. I'll definitely change my training style ( I am training, not teaching).

  • AnteConfig
    AnteConfig Месяц назад

    I've been delightfully stepping into my UNcomfort zone since '90. That question about the earth and the sun was tooo easy. but that ball and bat question made drew run away and left gun mouth open and drooling

  • Christopher Buckenham photography
    Christopher Buckenham photography Месяц назад

    Kerbal music

  • AnteConfig
    AnteConfig Месяц назад

    My brain did something absolutely stupid at 2:41... All I know is when you said "for example what does this say?" the instant before the image changed I gave myself a challenge to read it as fast as I can without actually reading it(so I let gun read it for me but drew had to speak it) and in my head a read out loud "take chat" but deep down I knew it said "the cat"

  • 0YouCanCallMeAl0
    0YouCanCallMeAl0 Месяц назад

    Destin's a pu$$y, Kermit Weeks is the boss of backwards bicycle :)

  • Raiuga Aguiar Santos
    Raiuga Aguiar Santos Месяц назад

    11:34 this describes life

  • Benny Chavez
    Benny Chavez Месяц назад

    Wow she played that harp and it was great

  • Roli Rivelino
    Roli Rivelino Месяц назад

    I believe it was JFK who said; thinking is hard, that's why so few of us do it.

  • Luckie Bunnie
    Luckie Bunnie Месяц назад


  • Mark Eichenlaub
    Mark Eichenlaub Месяц назад

    The study on hard-to-read fonts is "Overcoming Intuition: Metacognitive Difficulty Activates Analytic Reasoning" (Alter et. al, 2007). It is misrepresented here.

    First, in that study, people solved the bat-and-ball problem more often in normal text (16/20) than in hard-to-read text (15/20). Second, as you can see from these numbers, the sample size was too small to draw meaningful conclusions.

    See "Disfluent Fonts Don't Help People Solve Math Problems" (Meyer et. al., 2015) for the data quoted above, as well as a failed replication of the study. Hard-to-read fonts don't seem to improve accuracy at all on the Cognitive Reflection Task; the report underlying Derek's argument seems to be a statistical fluke due to a small sample.

  • Levent Yumerov
    Levent Yumerov Месяц назад

    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman ;)

  • turbolag98
    turbolag98 Месяц назад

    I like that "uncomfortable" feeling when thinking 🤔💭 ⚾️

  • Clash Lord
    Clash Lord Месяц назад

    I love harps

    J GAMER XONE Месяц назад

    my problem is I never stop thinking

  • Shrikanth Av
    Shrikanth Av Месяц назад

    This is... probably the most useful video I've ever seen in my life. No, I'm not being sarcastic. I'm serious.

    Going by the way you explained it, I would assume that the so-called 'geniuses' are just people with... 'better' Gun? As in, their Gun learns stuff faster than others.

    Also, this video helped to explain my eternal question of why it's more difficult to cram everything just before an exam instead of gradual and repetitious learning. Basically, repeating itself is the answer, isn't it? Studying the same thing repeatedly and *calmly* helps Gun to comprehend it faster, I guess?

  • jaganmangat
    jaganmangat 2 месяца назад

    How the hell ball costs 5cents? Anybody?

  • nikhil singh
    nikhil singh 2 месяца назад

    if u want to learn anything ..

    u will have to be free !!

  • Bruna Fernandes
    Bruna Fernandes 2 месяца назад


  • Joseph McDonagh
    Joseph McDonagh 2 месяца назад

    I paused at the bat and ball question and it still took me 10 minutes to realise it wouldn't cost 10 cents and even when i got the right answer i wasn't aware i had got it. XD stupid boy.

  • hafitz beckmen
    hafitz beckmen 2 месяца назад

    so what baseball cost

  • Djamil Bladehane
    Djamil Bladehane 2 месяца назад

    Drew is a bum

  • Ricardo van Dorpen
    Ricardo van Dorpen 2 месяца назад

    This is derived from the book "Thinking, fast and Slow" from the author Daniel Kahneman. Daniel Kahneman won a nobel prize for his prospect theory. Very good book!!

    DS YAMO 2 месяца назад

    technology = devolution. Although making life comfortable is a possitive, technology that takes over brain functions eventually lead to chaos in society, especially in a democratic one. cough! president trump

  • fanaa honey
    fanaa honey 2 месяца назад

    You have to be willing to be uncomfortable
    Wow !! Amazing truth

    MPENDULO EMMANUEL CIBI 2 месяца назад

    Nicely put.

  • foo bar
    foo bar 2 месяца назад

    Check it always.

  • CrazzyMaisy1
    CrazzyMaisy1 2 месяца назад

    I read 'The Cht' xD

  • Crash Jack
    Crash Jack 2 месяца назад

    I feel wierd that I like thinking or having unplesent thing in my intertainment
    I like the game that make me feel tierd or are draining, and movies that make me think about them after putting them down

  • Sun Akuma
    Sun Akuma 2 месяца назад

    I actually do like active learning, through active efforts. I like a lot of quantum theory videos, but most of them just talk very superficially and do not explain the vital details that I like to learn (only took general physics in college as background). I like to learn more about the double slit experiments, how they do experiments to "prove" that the photon, passes through the 2 holes and interact with each other, how the modified double slit experiments somehow shows photon can go back in time to erase the memory of which slit it pass (or pass as wave). I need deeper explanations. I guess when people who like channels like yours, many of them should be people who like to learn, to think. You should have a main channel showing the "layman"'s version of explaining things, so you can attract a lot of general audiences. Then you should also have another channel focus on actual teaching, showing more detail, technical skill learnings, so the hard core people can learn from it.

  • mian  fazle razik
    mian fazle razik 2 месяца назад +1

    Soooooo true

  • Sławek Survivor
    Sławek Survivor 2 месяца назад

    Great video it really got me thinking, surely going to memorize that learning takes efford and its fighting with confusion and misconception. Very motivating to read more books, start exercize a brain. Thumbs UP!

  • Zach Hays
    Zach Hays 2 месяца назад

    "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford

  • iddt
    iddt 2 месяца назад

    my drew must have very limited capacity, i only was able to remember one of the numbers in the sequence with the ability to add 1 to it