The Science of Thinking

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  • Teddy Kingsbury
    Teddy Kingsbury 2 минуты назад

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

  • Captain Rob
    Captain Rob 6 часов назад

    huh.inside out 2 is very interesting.

  • Leonardo Rocha
    Leonardo Rocha 12 часов назад

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

  • Renegaid
    Renegaid 17 часов 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 1 день 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 1 день 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 1 день назад


  • Dima Buchek
    Dima Buchek 1 день назад


  • Dima Buchek
    Dima Buchek 1 день назад


    SHAFI ul BARI 1 день назад

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

  • Gruby The
    Gruby The 1 день назад

    Anybody else read The Chat?

  • James beckenham
    James beckenham 2 дня назад

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

  • Shrink Tank
    Shrink Tank 4 дня 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 5 дней назад

    Is that axis of awesome?

  • rhythmandacoustics
    rhythmandacoustics 5 дней 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 6 дней 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 7 дней назад

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

  • MarcSylex
    MarcSylex 7 дней 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? 7 дней 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. 8 дней назад

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

  • stupid cat
    stupid cat 9 дней назад

    So where does ADHD come into play?

  • Bellishen
    Bellishen 9 дней назад

    I needed this right now. Thanks 😊

  • eqlipse333
    eqlipse333 12 дней 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 13 дней назад

    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 13 дней назад

    Good video!

  • RoBabi95
    RoBabi95 13 дней назад

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

  • Jerry Oswald
    Jerry Oswald 14 дней назад

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

  • Riesgo Garza
    Riesgo Garza 14 дней назад

    Awesome presentation of the information!

  • EmdollaR
    EmdollaR 14 дней 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 14 дней 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 15 дней назад

    Great video!

  • 4everMetallover
    4everMetallover 16 дней назад

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

  • molly clock
    molly clock 18 дней назад

    i will have to watch this presentation,

    at least three times,

    in order,

    to grasp it.


  • molly clock
    molly clock 18 дней назад

    i have fallen in love,

    with your teaching style.


  • Raphael Leite
    Raphael Leite 21 день назад

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

  • René
    René 21 день назад

    Interesting and also inspiring! Cool!

  • Deep T
    Deep T 22 дня назад

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

  • whez08
    whez08 22 дня 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 22 дня 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 22 дня назад

    Gun is reading about himself...

  • chadat23
    chadat23 22 дня 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 22 дня 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 23 дня назад

    more videos about this subject please, great content

  • Pankaj Sharma
    Pankaj Sharma 24 дня назад

    very nice video

  • Leo S
    Leo S 25 дней 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?

  • Mr. Mojo
    Mr. Mojo 25 дней назад

    I could not read "THE CAT" I was just trying to figure out what was wrong with the letters, English is not my native language. Hypothesis anyone?

    • Mr. Mojo
      Mr. Mojo 25 дней назад

      When I say I couldn't read it, I mean I couldn't make sense out of it.

  • TPV Productions
    TPV Productions 25 дней назад

    I'm smart..... You just can't prove it on paper.

  • Paul Mounsey
    Paul Mounsey 26 дней назад

    This is good. My science classes are going to be watching this next week.

  • Odima16
    Odima16 26 дней назад

    Someone should make an Inside spinoff starring Gun and Drew.

  • reiwell del
    reiwell del 26 дней назад

    just an interesting trivia, people who are diagnosed as LLI basically has drew working most of the time.

  • Lola Volcan
    Lola Volcan 26 дней назад

    First thing that popped to my mind after the harrypotter book, Veritasirum. The truth serum!

  • Anurag Dhungel
    Anurag Dhungel 29 дней назад

    Science is amazing......................................

  • Brandon Huffer
    Brandon Huffer 29 дней назад

    "gun is fast and reads things before you" but I have dyslexia, so my "gun" is slow and possible dead.

  • Nesquik
    Nesquik 29 дней назад

    LOL I wonder what he is talking about when he says it apeals to us to watch videos that give us the sensation of understanding without actually learning anything... Hey that reminds me, what was it that we all learned in this video? Hhm... I cant seem to remember...

  • Game_Brawler
    Game_Brawler 29 дней назад

    1:10 "Joe, putcha jacket on!"

  • Iker Galardi
    Iker Galardi 1 месяц назад

    that happened to me when i started english, drew had to do all the work but after 5 years gun is doing all the work

  • Tersch
    Tersch 1 месяц назад

    So THAT'S why I do everything the hard way... :P
    Also, as the old adage goes, you always remember the hard lessons in life.

  • Microgamer - Mapmaking
    Microgamer - Mapmaking 1 месяц назад

    Gun and Drew work good together in my brain.
    Everything I have read or heard is saved inside my brain and i can access it almost instantly and without thinking about it or the question, even if it's 10 years away

  • xzonia1
    xzonia1 1 месяц назад

    Loved this! <3

  • Namjoon's Ryan Pajamas
    Namjoon's Ryan Pajamas 1 месяц назад

    lol I read it "TAE CAT." Kind of makes sense why I thought that though, because I know someone whose name is Tae 😉

  • Alfianda Karuza
    Alfianda Karuza 1 месяц назад

    Thankyou for summing the thick book of Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow!!

  • Sam Denty
    Sam Denty 1 месяц назад


  • Hack Delight
    Hack Delight 1 месяц назад

    My gun said The Chat, then my drew get to work and i interpreted it as The Cht, then my drew said that it can't be The Cht and interpreted as The Cat.

  • Terrance Finley
    Terrance Finley 1 месяц назад

    the eyes​ are the window to the soul lol

  • Chris Van Alstine
    Chris Van Alstine 1 месяц назад

    But that didn't explain how I'm able to hold onto a problem I run into that I can't solve and have it running in the back of my mind until I get the answer. As with automotive diagnostics if I run into something I can't immediately figure out I'm able to hold that problem and come up with an answer later without conscious thought or effort.

  • Drew S.
    Drew S. 1 месяц назад

    To watch videos for the sensation of learning while actually learning nothing... You right, Derek. I learn nothing from these vids in the long term

  • strundle1
    strundle1 1 месяц назад

    I'm curious how these two systems interact with something like mindfulness meditation (particularly if there any lasting effects beyond the actual meditation session).

  • GeneralGeorge
    GeneralGeorge 1 месяц назад

    The pupil dilating to me is beautiful in a way.It's like the gears turning in her head, while a thousand billion cells process the problem.

  • Eudo
    Eudo 1 месяц назад

    What type of scientist aren't you?

  • AlexYarag
    AlexYarag 1 месяц назад

    so unfalse

  • WeAreGRID
    WeAreGRID 1 месяц 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 Morales
    Saw Morales 1 месяц назад

    for videos like this, there has to be a button where you can like more than once 👍

  • SN1PERyan
    SN1PERyan 1 месяц назад

    my brain is gun

    ......just gun

  • Rock Anderson
    Rock Anderson 1 месяц назад

    Why do the Australian's flip the light switch backwards to Canada? Because Aussies are upside down...hahaha.

  • swapnaja choudhari
    swapnaja choudhari 1 месяц назад

    really best episode

  • Francesco De Caro
    Francesco De Caro 1 месяц 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 Caro
      Francesco De Caro 1 месяц 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?

  • Duhasianguy
    Duhasianguy 1 месяц назад

    Don't you mean UNsurance?

  • PMPfx
    PMPfx 1 месяц 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 luckystrike
    Luc luckystrike 1 месяц 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 Kulkarni
    Amogh Kulkarni 1 месяц назад

    Gist of the book "Thinking, fast and slow" :)

  • ShowALK32
    ShowALK32 1 месяц назад

    Gosh I love harps.

  • Other Me
    Other Me 1 месяц назад

    what is a deaf persons inner voice like?

  • Rottie Bull
    Rottie Bull 1 месяц 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 Ushakova
    Anastasiia Ushakova 1 месяц 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 Feddern
    Susanne Feddern 1 месяц назад

    Ein super Video, echt toll gemacht und absolut interessant, ich habe sehr gerne zugeschaut. Vielen Dank dafür! Echt gut!

    • Julian
      Julian 1 месяц назад


    • Susanne Feddern
      Susanne Feddern 1 месяц назад

      Hatte mich an der Sprache der Videobeschreibung orientiert, aber klar, beim nächsten Mal auch gerne Englisch, jetzt nur noch mal für Dich auf Deutsch ;-)

    • Julian
      Julian 1 месяц назад

      Nur zur Info, wenn dich jemand verstehen soll der kein Deutsch kann, solltest du in Englisch schreiben.

  • pulakit bharti
    pulakit bharti 1 месяц назад

    So I have great brains because of bad handwriting?? Yes I knew it. :D

  • Sieuxerr1621
    Sieuxerr1621 1 месяц назад

    So if i want to force drew to work harder, i should made "hard exercises" and he'll get up?

  • MySecretMessages
    MySecretMessages 1 месяц 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 Gunawan
    Tjandra Satria Gunawan 1 месяц назад

    11:34 - 11:50 Most inspiring quote ever :) completely agree 👍

  • Mind & Brain
    Mind & Brain 1 месяц 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.

  • DancingLeaf
    DancingLeaf 1 месяц 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 T
    Greg T 1 месяц назад

    The bi-cameral mind.

    Good video and explanations.

  • The HopelessGamer
    The HopelessGamer 1 месяц назад

    thank you. iv got autism and you explained that very well. i understood every single thing you said. :D

  • Keshav Chauhan
    Keshav Chauhan 1 месяц назад

    11:34 this is what everybody's parents tell them whole life lol XD

  • Chris Artell
    Chris Artell 1 месяц назад

    this is fascinating stuff

  • Ferenc Ivanics
    Ferenc Ivanics 1 месяц 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 Reynolds
    Laurence Reynolds 1 месяц назад

    Is it different if you have autism

  • Fabian H.
    Fabian H. 1 месяц назад

    Kerbal space program :D

  • Rabah Lounici
    Rabah Lounici 1 месяц назад

    "watch videos that give you the sensation of understanding without actually learning anything", i see what you did there ;)

  • wasup23tube
    wasup23tube 1 месяц назад

    Better than ted talks.