The Science of Thinking

  • Опубликовано: 2 мар 2017
  • 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"

Комментарии • 5 831

  • Bad Ass Bros
    Bad Ass Bros День назад

    5:06 dat woman talented af

  • Federico Jimbo Smithson
    Federico Jimbo Smithson 4 дня назад

    God Speed doesn't need Drew

  • Nanay Mo
    Nanay Mo 7 дней назад

    I thought he'll explain why we think and why we question things...

  • SweetBabyJames78
    SweetBabyJames78 9 дней назад

    "I think, therefore I am single"

  • Aggamemnon populos
    Aggamemnon populos 9 дней назад

    Just work it for X. X+1+X=1.10 ---> 2X+1=1.10---> 2X=1.10-1=0.05---> Bat=X+1=1.05 Ball=X=0.05

  • itsme minime
    itsme minime 10 дней назад

    i think dat this may b 1 of verytacium best video .

  • Anders Yu
    Anders Yu 10 дней назад

    "To always drive with the GPS on so you don't get lost, but you also never learn *de wae* "

  • Miest Noor
    Miest Noor 11 дней назад

    But how it didn't seem to involve much science

  • Luka Jebisashvili
    Luka Jebisashvili 11 дней назад +1

    So Its good to have a gun in your head...

  • Vineet Kumar
    Vineet Kumar 11 дней назад

    Why Gun and Drew, just so that Drew have to do all the work.

  • Mal te
    Mal te 11 дней назад

    I hate this method of "making it harder for the students, so they will learn it better" because it only works if you have enough time.

  • Caleb Guy
    Caleb Guy 11 дней назад

    So awesome man. It's so true. Thankyou so much for making this video and addressing this. Actual conscious thinking or "drew" is something that we should learn from a young age and how to harness this. I feel like there's too much of "gun" in our society and not enough "drew".

  • 3 6 and 9
    3 6 and 9 11 дней назад

    Wait, on 5:44 7291 should be 8312 not 8302

  • Clive Anderson Jr.
    Clive Anderson Jr. 12 дней назад

    There are two types of muscle memory.

  • Rodrigo De Marchi
    Rodrigo De Marchi 12 дней назад

    This is the best video I`ve ever seen about the concept of learning

  • Who is the true witness?
    Who is the true witness? 13 дней назад

    i am not my thoughts, mind, emotions.

  • Alex Zyrecha
    Alex Zyrecha 13 дней назад

    lol, the start of the video made me think that Kerbal Space Program was running in the backround xD Ksp building music xD

  • Ami Ami
    Ami Ami 13 дней назад

    Need me a Gun so I quit embarrassing myself by taking time to think before responding

  • udin-san
    udin-san 14 дней назад

    404 Drew not found.

  • Clyflor
    Clyflor 16 дней назад

    is it normal to enjoy yourself when you are facing a task? i mean, i dont like taking the trash out, but i do love to argue in order to better understand the concept, tho many seem to be irritated because of this behavior. is it supposed to be a virtue?

  • Jay Mack
    Jay Mack 18 дней назад

    Awesome video. This is the type of stuff RUclip was made for. Great job!

  • Jufi Pratama
    Jufi Pratama 18 дней назад

    Indonesia subtitle please 😂

  • Alexey Filippenko
    Alexey Filippenko 18 дней назад

    I don't know, I've always loved thinking. To a point where I've learned English completely on my own without any books, envisioned a lot of trends that years later some people thrived on (unfortunately I lack resources and joy in social experiences to have started my own projects).

  • Owen Edgson
    Owen Edgson 18 дней назад

    so basically... we're not actually learning anything from this video, even though we think we are

  • Shelton Ransinghe
    Shelton Ransinghe 18 дней назад

    Good schematic model of thinkingвидео.html

  • B McFarland
    B McFarland 19 дней назад

    I think My Drew is Brew

  • Tatsuhiro Satou
    Tatsuhiro Satou 19 дней назад

    god your videos are awesome! :D

  • htmlguy88
    htmlguy88 20 дней назад

    I must be used to using drew.

  • jeroen turkstra
    jeroen turkstra 24 дня назад

    I​ read tea cat, not the cat. dyslectic though

  • Hugo Jodas
    Hugo Jodas 27 дней назад

    this end was so cool hahaha

  • Kerem Bostan
    Kerem Bostan 27 дней назад

    I don’t wanna go to my lectures. I can read to get the concepts more efficiently with Drew. Actually, I did it this year and I get the highest notes in my class. Why do they force me to attend the lectures? Is there any absenteeism problem in all other colleges, or it is only in the Turkish universities?

  • MUK
    MUK 28 дней назад

    Free will doesn’t exist. Everything you are consciously aware of is the product of prior causes which you can not inspect and which you had no hand in creating. You are a system of influences, and everything you do is a conditioned response based on genetic and environmental influences. We are biological machines.

  • Harshit Choudhary
    Harshit Choudhary Месяц назад +2

    Gun: I can't solve this problem
    Drew: Here, hold my beer

  • DigBloopers
    DigBloopers Месяц назад

    isn't it ironic to understand this video involves thinking ?

  • Zack Helfer
    Zack Helfer Месяц назад

    I’ve taken a LOT of undergraduate science courses (finished a BS in pre med, now doing another in aerospace engineering). The program forced me to learn physics from scratch (physics I). However, the course format is called an “active learning laboratory” and it has been FANTASTIC for the reasons this video covers.
    There is a small lecture component, but then you’re tasked with applying the information immediately in a problem. The catch is that students are in groups of 3 in circular tables, so you’re forced to work every problem out loud. Together. Now you have to send every number, calculation, assumption, to your “Drew” so you can share it with others. You have to defend and debate with other students, so you learn the “right” answer AND all the common misconceptions, pitfalls, and fallacies that arise. The other engineering students are also very smart and it’s really cool to watch multiple minds overcome each other’s weaknesses to conquer a problem each night struggle with on their own.

  • Atrocious Nightmare
    Atrocious Nightmare Месяц назад

    Hands down one of your best videos ever

  • Sohanpreet Kaur
    Sohanpreet Kaur Месяц назад

    Cool ! Superbly explained

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy Месяц назад

    Thinking unpleasant? Not for me.

  • Metalhead1658
    Metalhead1658 Месяц назад

    i find your portrayal of Drew hilarious, all the thinking faces, can't stop laughing.

  • Peter Lai
    Peter Lai Месяц назад

    You are one of my greatest teachers

  • Kaitlyn Perta
    Kaitlyn Perta Месяц назад

    Will you marry me?

  • dave270685
    dave270685 Месяц назад

    i really love all veritasium videos!!!!!

  • Kishor kishorkumar
    Kishor kishorkumar Месяц назад

    Wow man... Awesome one.

  • Docent Stef
    Docent Stef Месяц назад

    Very good!

  • Komal Shinde
    Komal Shinde Месяц назад

    You are awesome.. The way you explained this.. hats off!!

  • Elcha Cataz
    Elcha Cataz Месяц назад

    Why did you chose names "Gun" and "Drew" ?

  • Arpit
    Arpit Месяц назад

    Who are these 584 people ?

  • Hylke Nicola
    Hylke Nicola Месяц назад

    There are 584 people who displiked this video.. This against 90.000 likes.. I wonder what we could do with these numbers

    • Hylke Nicola
      Hylke Nicola Месяц назад

      1.374.504 views, which means most people did not click a like/unlike button.. I wonder if the ratio of people who watched and dislike this video also has a ratio of 1:150.. If this is the case could i also say that 144 in 150 people I meet like this video if i show it to them? And a more Philosophical question: which group would be more interesting to research? And why does my brain want to relate this data?

  • janči Zuletek
    janči Zuletek Месяц назад

    7:50 you just remember that austraila is "down under" . no offense to any aussie.

  • dipti ranjan nayak
    dipti ranjan nayak Месяц назад

    Drew has a brain which has a drew which has a brain which............

    NEKNIM Месяц назад

    hahah I could watch Destin fall off a bike all day long

  • V. Hansen
    V. Hansen Месяц назад

    Gun is my go to guy as an intuitive thinker. He takes care of most stuff so I can think my thoughts and contemplate the mysteries of the universe.

  • Neil Y.Maggot
    Neil Y.Maggot Месяц назад

    1:08 love the way he says the word YEAR

  • Nick Tokar
    Nick Tokar Месяц назад

    I wish my Drew had Gun's work ethic.

  • The Firehawk
    The Firehawk Месяц назад

    I've long learned that drew can learn without the uncomfortable part if you just feed him very significant chunks in an intuitive way thus reducing the perceived effort and increasing the perceived reward

  • Anupam Raj
    Anupam Raj Месяц назад

    The question is who is there when you are not trying hard to comprehend ( no Drew) and not trying to jump to conclusions ( no Gun), but just witness something purely ?

  • Jubayer Ahmed
    Jubayer Ahmed Месяц назад

    this video opens my eyes in many things.

  • Jocel Ramos
    Jocel Ramos Месяц назад

    Why feeling unpleasant? Please answer I beg you

  • Aseem Arora
    Aseem Arora Месяц назад

    This was awesome.

  • Chillingmjt Anims
    Chillingmjt Anims Месяц назад

    OOOOOOHhh you know i aint allowed to think
    *plays paino*

    Mother fucka

  • InsertUsername
    InsertUsername Месяц назад

    Ok, so to become pro at starcraft, hand the keyboard over to "Gun". Got it.

  • Lucky M.E.
    Lucky M.E. Месяц назад

    life changing !!

  • Phanh Đỗ
    Phanh Đỗ Месяц назад

    Wow i read it "tae cat" instead of "the cat" :P

  • NightNight
    NightNight Месяц назад

    Is there a limit to what gun can store or does it get harder and harder for gun to store things or does it not matter?

  • Aditya Sahu
    Aditya Sahu Месяц назад

    3:31 white snoop dogg??

  • Nopesans
    Nopesans Месяц назад

    2:50 i just read it as the chat

  • Ricardo C
    Ricardo C Месяц назад +1

    11:33 Du yoo kno de wey?

  • Yan Victor
    Yan Victor Месяц назад

    wow. just wow.

  • The Man Who Cares About Everything
    The Man Who Cares About Everything Месяц назад

    Is it bad that I actually read "the cht" and was confused for a sec?видео.html?t=170

  • Timo jissink
    Timo jissink Месяц назад

    11:23 "Too watch video's that give you the sensation of understanding, without actually learning anything"
    soo.... he's basically dissing himself?

  • Paul Cancescu
    Paul Cancescu Месяц назад

    You're mom gay.

  • Sushruth Kamolkar
    Sushruth Kamolkar Месяц назад

    I am watching this video exactly after 1 year since it is published. The date is also exact

  • Hamed Vaziri
    Hamed Vaziri Месяц назад

    the greatness of the topic and video apart, it's amazing when I find my personal mind experiments and understandings proven scientifically now, which before they were just in my head but now I can see how they are real. Thank you then.

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  • ashlesh jain
    ashlesh jain Месяц назад

    I don't like Subscribing Others And Also Don't Prefer Liking Others Vedio As I feel they're just doing it for money n idk but I don't like it lol!
    But Srsly Man ....Love Your Video A Lot n I will Do what I don't generally Do Cause I really like what u said ....Thx It was really inspiring

  • 2birdbrained4u
    2birdbrained4u Месяц назад

    This is one of the best Videos on RUclip.

  • EloFighter
    EloFighter Месяц назад

    No time man.

  • Mihail Kondov
    Mihail Kondov Месяц назад

    11:30 Don't worry. Captain Alex kno da wae.

  • Fly wie Lubitz
    Fly wie Lubitz Месяц назад
    if you want to know more about the two systems, i highly recommend this book.

  • Addler Martin
    Addler Martin Месяц назад

    The GPS part... i've learned that i know Los Santos from GTA San Andreas VERY well, but I don't know nothing about Los Santos from GTAV because of the GPS system...

  • Duncan Lawrence
    Duncan Lawrence Месяц назад

    Is there research done while certain emotions are experienced? While someone is flustered, or in a totally new situation that's moving very quickly and more dynamically than just one single question. For example a person new to what to do following a car wreck with casualties and high emotions.

  • Ross Andress
    Ross Andress Месяц назад

    That dig at the end

  • Sam AD
    Sam AD 2 месяца назад

    If i could, i would’ve given this video a thousand like.

  • Viktor Ukrainian
    Viktor Ukrainian 2 месяца назад +1

    It is very convinient for me to sit and watch this video. Didn't I learn anything?
    Have to go and do something UNconvinient ;-)

  • Tim Love
    Tim Love 2 месяца назад

    Wow. Amazing. I'm studying physics at home and it's a real effort to open the books and start work. Now I know why :)

  • xxxblendxxx
    xxxblendxxx 2 месяца назад

    so glad i found you. great videos!

  • el deko
    el deko 2 месяца назад

    the ending though

  • Rattling Duck845
    Rattling Duck845 2 месяца назад

    I thought it was tae cat.

    NATURAL GAMER 2 месяца назад

    it is inspirational

  • Zhongyi Ho
    Zhongyi Ho 2 месяца назад

    Who's here in 2018?

  • SlyFox
    SlyFox 2 месяца назад

    Thinking fast and slow, good presentation of the book.

  • StrikerOfDeath0 •
    StrikerOfDeath0 • 2 месяца назад

    for the "add one task you removed the number before i had read it

  • StrikerOfDeath0 •
    StrikerOfDeath0 • 2 месяца назад

    i read "THE CHT"

  • Manik Hasan
    Manik Hasan 2 месяца назад

    So it takes on a yeee

  • Paulo Henrique de Medeiros
    Paulo Henrique de Medeiros 2 месяца назад

    Best video of the year that I have watched so far. I could barely wait until the end of it to add it to my favorites. I mean, I'm a teacher, presently pursuing my postgraduate studies in English teaching methodology. This video explains the painstaking process of learning a language that I have observed in a lot of my students. It also explains why, as time passes, things get so much easier. I could even base my Master thesis on this. Thanks for the video!

  • Ancient languages and history
    Ancient languages and history 2 месяца назад +1

    School needs to give us hard to read tests

  • Ancient languages and history
    Ancient languages and history 2 месяца назад +1

    Anarcho-capitalism is the only utopia possible. It's really simple and is beneficial to all of us. I recommend you join us

  • Vagif Zeynalov
    Vagif Zeynalov 2 месяца назад

    Thank you for the key phrase at the end! Now I know how to say it in few words to my children - "you have to be willing to be uncomfortable"! :)

  • Quick Mafs!!
    Quick Mafs!! 2 месяца назад

    3:50 i am sure many people who watched this video has this as their debit card pin number.