The Science of Thinking

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  • nikhil singh
    nikhil singh День назад

    if u want to learn anything ..

    u will have to be free !!

  • Bruna Fernandes
    Bruna Fernandes День назад


  • Joseph McDonagh
    Joseph McDonagh День 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.

  • HD 369 bit
    HD 369 bit День назад

    so what baseball cost

  • Djamil Bladehane
    Djamil Bladehane 2 дня назад

    Drew is a bum

  • Ricardo van Dorpen
    Ricardo van Dorpen 2 дня 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 5 дней 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 6 дней назад

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


    Nicely put.

  • foo bar
    foo bar 7 дней назад

    Check it always.

  • CrazzyMaisy1
    CrazzyMaisy1 7 дней назад

    I read 'The Cht' xD

  • Crash Jack
    Crash Jack 8 дней 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 9 дней 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 10 дней назад +1

    Soooooo true

  • Sławek Survivor
    Sławek Survivor 10 дней 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 11 дней назад

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

  • iddt
    iddt 13 дней 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

  • Yaume Lepire
    Yaume Lepire 14 дней назад

    OOOOOh! That's why learning to drive is so damn hard! "Drew" has so many things to do at the same time without "Gun" 's help (since the task is new) that he gets overwhelmed and somethings slip by undone! Only when you've done it enough that it's become automated can you truly learn to do it well.

  • Yaume Lepire
    Yaume Lepire 14 дней назад

    Sorry but... I read: "The Chat", not "The Cat".

  • redragnar
    redragnar 16 дней назад

    amazing video thanks dude you got me more motivated than ever

  • Karthik Eshwar
    Karthik Eshwar 19 дней назад

    Excellent video.
    I kinda felt like vsauce at last

  • Mario Gourgel
    Mario Gourgel 21 день назад

    This video talks about the bestseller book: Think, Fast and Slow.

  • Sara Makes Art
    Sara Makes Art 22 дня назад

    I actually think visual artists have to employ Drew more than musicians, because, unlike musicians who have the option of playing the same songs over and over, and who are expected to play songs more than once, we constantly have to come up with new things and every subject is different.

  • Sarah Evangelista
    Sarah Evangelista 22 дня назад

    viva deliberate (conscious) practice!

  • Christoph Poll
    Christoph Poll 24 дня назад

    Wow this total malen sense! During university, i was quite good. But i was Not only listening and writing, I was solving logic puzzles, the on with White and Black Blocks to be filled out in the correct pattern. Somehow, i was able to remember the stuff the Professors told mich better than others. I was just telling my brain to work harder, so it could remember the stuff to be learned much better.

  • seemaab yousuf
    seemaab yousuf 25 дней назад

    respect gun, you a real one.

  • Leonardo Sojli
    Leonardo Sojli 25 дней назад

    I consider this one of the most usefull videos on internet. Thanks man.

  • folumb
    folumb 25 дней назад

    I think the system 1 and system 2 model put forth in Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahnemans famous book is great, but I've heard so many times ad nauseam that I am starting to become skeptical of it. It seems way too simple of an explanation for an otherwise extremely complex human process

  • foo bar
    foo bar 25 дней назад

    What is the name of Veritasium channel?

  • Halfjera
    Halfjera 28 дней назад

    Sys1 and sys2 might have become obsolete. Check out a recently published book called "The Enigma of Reason". In it, the authors argue that both systems are actually instances of the same conglomerate of inferential modules (specialized thinking shortcuts, somewhat) and that reason is such a module - there's actually a lot more to it, and my explanation is far from complete, but this is a YouTube comment. Read the book. It is awesome.

  • Takeeda's Fantasy
    Takeeda's Fantasy 29 дней назад

    I will pick Drew btw

  • Lokesh Chandak
    Lokesh Chandak 29 дней назад

    Videos that give the familiar feeling of understanding... Yeah, right.

  • Hlkpf
    Hlkpf Месяц назад

    I remember having to pause a lot when reading Kahnemann - this would have been very useful as a primer!

  • AmitTheProBro Google plus
    AmitTheProBro Google plus Месяц назад

    we should try to build a computer like that... where our ram is slow but our hard drive is super fast but accidently deletes data somtimes

  • Justin Love
    Justin Love Месяц назад

    I teach kids and use aps to teach mental math. When the students play they don't just dilate their pupils. Little wrinkles appear around their eyes, and their faces grow paler. They are also subject to attacks of frustration leading to various forms displacement activity. However, when they play normal computer games though they are much more relaxed and seem to be in a state of constant mild concentration.
    On the math apps they can only last a short time and complain that their head hurts. On computer games they can play for hours. I explain that learning hurts and that is the same as when you train a muscle, it tries to persuade you to stop, and often exaggerates its distress - the brain is the same. One common thing about all the mammals is this tendency to exaggerate their emotions. Kids (and adults mostly as well) are the same and complain bitterly if you push them to their limits as if you were really hurting them. If you can get them over that though, they have get a buzz after accomplishing a difficult task and that can become an addiction> This is the foundation of many a great brain.
    BTW the idea that muscle memory is all in the 'brain' is questionable and many researchers now believe that the muscles and various other organs do have their own memory without which many very complicated and rapid movements would be impossible.

  • Sara Makes Art
    Sara Makes Art Месяц назад

    I get lost with the GPS sometimes.:(

  • // //
    // // Месяц назад

    weed makes that theres almost no work for drew

  • Jamster
    Jamster Месяц назад

    Harp = Joy tears

  • Bruno Marchetti
    Bruno Marchetti Месяц назад

    Dat Axis of Awesome crossover

  • chance Shedd
    chance Shedd Месяц назад

    Did no one realize 17 times ten isnt 221?

  • Tomáš Pelc
    Tomáš Pelc Месяц назад

    So, Gun is the reason, why I always read a spoiler, even though there's a spoiler alert? Because Gun is automaticly reading and only after reading the spoiler, Drew wakes up and realizes what Gun has done?

  • Genus Entertainment
    Genus Entertainment Месяц назад

    So *metacognition*?

  • Uncephalized
    Uncephalized Месяц назад

    I do believe some of "muscle memory" IS actually in the reflex loops and nerve clusters that are in and around the muscles. There are tactile and proprioceptive feedbacks in many learned muscular skills that occur too fast for the sensorimotor signals to be traveling all the way to brain and back. And, for instance, complete spinal injury patients can produce walking motions from spinal nerves alone, below their injury (not well-enough coordinated to balance or bear their weight, though). So it's more complicated than 'it's all happening in the brain'. The processing seems to be distributed throughout the network, with the brain handling what the lower nerves can't. And of course this makes sense when considering the gradual evolution from decentralized neural nets to nerve clusters to encephalization to true brains. All those systems are still there in us, doing the same work they've been doing for hundreds of millions of years.

  • D. Anthony
    D. Anthony Месяц назад

    Thank you

  • Dario Cruz
    Dario Cruz Месяц назад

    as always, great video :)

  • kareim yehya
    kareim yehya Месяц назад

    This has been an ongoing discussion between my mind's drew and gun for the last 4 months, and how we perceive choices and decisions.

    Thanks for enlightening and letting drew work a bit.

  • Raul Suarez
    Raul Suarez Месяц назад


  • Ingenious Explorer
    Ingenious Explorer Месяц назад

    Very Educational Video! You are awesome.

  • Kumar Sanu
    Kumar Sanu Месяц назад

    one of the best episode of👌👌

  • Isaac Abotsi
    Isaac Abotsi Месяц назад

    Absolutely great video, thank you for giving me the taste of learning better

  • Jorge Monteiro
    Jorge Monteiro Месяц назад

    incredible!!!!!!!!!!!! perfect.

  • Douglas Modena
    Douglas Modena Месяц назад


  • Júlio Gabriel Chilela
    Júlio Gabriel Chilela Месяц назад

    I am still here trying to understand why the ball cost $0.05?

  • Pedozzi
    Pedozzi Месяц назад

    No Derek, you are smarter

  • MrSidney9
    MrSidney9 Месяц назад

    11:22 which is better to read about a subject than it is to do the passing work of watching videos on it. Watching videos,excepting for entertainment, should only be for supplementing. I'm currently using an app that cuts down my access to YouTube to 3hrs max.

  • Teddy Kingsbury
    Teddy Kingsbury Месяц назад

    Instead of reading "the cat" I read "the chat"

  • Captain Rob
    Captain Rob Месяц назад

    huh.inside out 2 is very interesting.

  • Leonardo Rocha
    Leonardo Rocha Месяц назад

    one of the best vídeos in This channel. thanks! :)

  • Mike Maliawco
    Mike Maliawco Месяц назад

    11:23 "To watch videos that give you the sensation of understanding, without actually learning anything..."
    Why throw digs at your own audience, lol.

  • Matthew Petranovich
    Matthew Petranovich Месяц назад

    this would explain overthinking as well. where Drew is constantly looking for the answers and working as fast as the other guy.

  • JektorII
    JektorII Месяц назад

    thats also why seeing something in a different language affects you differently.

    it would be interesting to see, where the emotion kicks in.

  • Dima Buchek
    Dima Buchek Месяц назад


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    Dima Buchek Месяц назад


  • Dima Buchek
    Dima Buchek Месяц назад


    SHAFI ul BARI Месяц назад

    How can you be so smart!
    Best episode of veritasium ever...

  • Gruby The
    Gruby The Месяц назад

    Anybody else read The Chat?

  • James beckenham
    James beckenham 2 месяца назад

    sounds like ai only has gun and u need to manually input information to teach it

  • Shrink Tank
    Shrink Tank 2 месяца назад

    @Veritasium, thanks for making this video on The Science of Thinking. I love all your videos but the ones that dip into psychology are my favorites. Looking forward to the next one!

  • Benjamin Dare
    Benjamin Dare 2 месяца назад

    Is that axis of awesome?

  • rhythmandacoustics
    rhythmandacoustics 2 месяца назад

    Not just thinking about abstract concepts but anything that requires concentration or strong mental focus is also stressful or uncomfortable. That is why most people are lazy and unfit, requiring oneself to do something unfamiliar, hard physically and yet requires a lot of mental effort, goes against our "conserve energy and do less amount possible" psychological and physiological , programming.

  • kuy stalheim
    kuy stalheim 2 месяца назад

    If my height was at the 50th percentile of the population, would you then presume that my rate of bone growth is also at the 50th percentile?

  • Ayandolos
    Ayandolos 2 месяца назад

    Can someone link me to the studies that confirm what he is talking about?

  • MarcSylex
    MarcSylex 2 месяца назад

    I think there is a flaw in your assumption about why people don't think. Pertaining to your bat/baseball example I think there are two pairs of factors involved. One is simple expended effort for little to no reward. The other I think relates to the first in that we give ourselves a time limit to come up with answer that ultimately does nothing to benefit us at the particular moment when faced with that particular question. This is true for most people, except for those you revel in being right for the sake of it.

    I think if you had proposed a reward for answering the question correctly and established a time limit for doing so I wonder how people would respond? How much effort would they put into actually solving the question?

    Lastly I think the form of question plays role into how we approach the answer. The question is short and so our brains tend to look for the shortest route to an answer with which in this case seems to lead one to a binary choice rather than computational thought.

  • Really?
    Really? 2 месяца назад

    "to watch videos that give you the sensation of understanding without actually learning anything"

    Low blow man, low blow haha.

  • S.L.C.
    S.L.C. 2 месяца назад

    So in computer therms, Drew is the CPU registers and Gun is the cache? :P

  • stupid cat
    stupid cat 2 месяца назад

    So where does ADHD come into play?

  • Bellishen
    Bellishen 2 месяца назад

    I needed this right now. Thanks 😊

  • eqlipse333
    eqlipse333 2 месяца назад

    I... I actually read that as "TAE CAT." System one, what's wrong with you?! Gunn, answer me! Are you alright?! D:

  • Jonathan Harmeyer
    Jonathan Harmeyer 2 месяца назад +1

    I memorize Pi in chunks, 3.-1-4 that's all I remember.
    Seriously, I know Pi is about equal to 3.1415026535... I used to know 75 digits.

  • RoBabi95
    RoBabi95 2 месяца назад

    Good video!

  • RoBabi95
    RoBabi95 2 месяца назад

    I am still confused on the bat and ball one. Could somebody please explain it to me!

  • Jerry Oswald
    Jerry Oswald 2 месяца назад

    Want Drew to work harder? Hold Gun to his head.

  • Riesgo Garza
    Riesgo Garza 2 месяца назад

    Awesome presentation of the information!

  • EmdollaR
    EmdollaR 2 месяца назад

    "If you realy want to learn and want to get better at anything have any chance of becoming an expert. You have to be willing to be uncomfortable, because thinking takes effort. It involves fighting through confusion and for most of us that's somewhat unpleasant. "

    Very nicely said . Your content is inspiring.

  • Isaac Blankensmith
    Isaac Blankensmith 2 месяца назад

    Great video as always. Wish you'd given a shout-out to Kahneman in the video, both to give credit and so viewers might discover Thinking Fast and Slow.

  • Petar Breko
    Petar Breko 2 месяца назад

    Great video!

  • 4everMetallover
    4everMetallover 2 месяца назад

    2:42 I automatically read that as THE CHT. My brain must be wired wrong.

  • molly clock
    molly clock 2 месяца назад

    i will have to watch this presentation,

    at least three times,

    in order,

    to grasp it.


  • molly clock
    molly clock 2 месяца назад

    i have fallen in love,

    with your teaching style.


  • Raphael Leite
    Raphael Leite 2 месяца назад

    man, can you make a video about addh (ADHD, DDA, whatever letters to attention disorder)??

  • René
    René 2 месяца назад

    Interesting and also inspiring! Cool!

  • Deep T
    Deep T 2 месяца назад

    how about practicing both reverse and forward cycling regularly? would that still confuse you?

  • whez08
    whez08 2 месяца назад

    I bet the parents of the average youtuber learned through reading thick books, not watching shallow 5 minute long clips. Idiocracy is coming dudes.

  • Chawansit Chuena-rom
    Chawansit Chuena-rom 2 месяца назад

    i like to point out GUN is like Computer System,a table is a RAM and Bookcase is like Storage and Data is a Book, Gun is a processor control what to do ,i just noticed that the 2nd time i watch this omg

  • Nick Jimenez
    Nick Jimenez 2 месяца назад

    Gun is reading about himself...

  • chadat23
    chadat23 2 месяца назад

    There doesn't seem to be a positive correlation between a person's intelligence and their ability to accept things that challenge their preconceptions. Is there a correlation between a person's willingness to engage Drew rather than relying on Gun, and their willingness to consider challenging viewing?

  • Brett Phillips
    Brett Phillips 2 месяца назад

    11:30 - I saw the buses and environment outside the car, and I just knew I was back in Russia. Sorry... I got distracted (again)!

  • ED
    ED 2 месяца назад

    more videos about this subject please, great content

  • Pankaj Sharma
    Pankaj Sharma 2 месяца назад

    very nice video

  • Leo S
    Leo S 2 месяца назад

    What's all this "for MOST of us thinking is hard" about? Are there people for whom it's not hard to think with Drew?