The Science of Thinking

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  • Rowan Ibrahim
    Rowan Ibrahim 15 hours ago

    I needed this.

  • Oemar Dayat
    Oemar Dayat 21 hour ago

    wow,, this video reminds me to my senior at college,, he told me that "there is no joyful process to be better",, just the same quote at the last of this video

  • Krzysztof Czołczyński

    that ksp soundtrack tho

  • Andrew Goodin
    Andrew Goodin 2 days ago

    As someone who goes by "Drew," this video really spoke to me.

  • David Burlingame
    David Burlingame 3 days ago

    Brilliantly presented. Thanks for sharing.

  • TechKErala
    TechKErala 4 days ago


  • Tae byun
    Tae byun 4 days ago

    Such a great talk. Although I still think “gun" and "drew" is somewhat confusing in the middle. I think you'd better use the terminology instead of two person's name. My archive brain works not that fast.
    But I am very happy to see this, really inspiring.

  • 임지민
    임지민 4 days ago

    이런 강의는 drew도 재밌게 볼수 있군요 당신처럼 이런 지식들이 gun의 것이 되었으면 좋겟어요 제 삶의 목표입니다

  • Demonic Guard
    Demonic Guard 5 days ago

    He does not know the wae 11:30

  • coltukkor
    coltukkor 6 days ago

    Who needs to think when you got google

  • Yannick Dufil
    Yannick Dufil 7 days ago

    On the other hand, can you be an expert on evrything ? So for example if I have a GPS and not care for the way, then does it leave some space for other activities like science, sport or music ?

  • Jason Wine
    Jason Wine 7 days ago

    I'm a PhD student for physics. This is what I needed to hear tonight.

  • MrMcCree
    MrMcCree 9 days ago

    I read tae cat

  • TheDaxsz
    TheDaxsz 9 days ago

    11:31 I KNO DI WEY

  • William Leete
    William Leete 9 days ago

    Lol, I’m one of the people who almost always used analytical thinking, I restrict my intuitive thinking uses for things like video games or music

  • Krishna Teja
    Krishna Teja 9 days ago

    Thinking Fast and Slow by Dr Kanheman.

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    Cristina D. McCabe 10 days ago

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  • Morad Shebli
    Morad Shebli 10 days ago

    The best video i had ever watched! +1 subs

  • Crash_Down 283
    Crash_Down 283 10 days ago

    At 1:08 you can hear in the background “ No, what you tryna say!”

  • DRich2222
    DRich2222 11 days ago

    People who enjoyed this might consider reading the book Thinking Fast and Slow:

  • Brandon Hysell
    Brandon Hysell 11 days ago

    Anyone else read the chat?

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  • balduran2003
    balduran2003 12 days ago

    I love you how you say that lectures are on the way out because they are too easy to tune out, but your whole series is just a set of lectures that your team has put together with some fun graphics. It seems your videos are designed to speak to gun not drew.

  • cat soup
    cat soup 12 days ago

    i read ‘the chat’ for some reason. filled in the a because i saw the h in ‘the’ so used a h in ‘cat’, leading me to think it had a letter missing, and the first thing that made sense was ‘chat’. i think.

  • moath sabrie
    moath sabrie 12 days ago

    you might say I haven't learned anything but you just changed my life <3

  • Devon Rogers
    Devon Rogers 12 days ago

    My Gun isn't working right! This is bad! I read it as 'Tae Cat'! Argh!

  • Khidr
    Khidr 13 days ago

    This was too real and it made me sad. Thanks.

  • Yeah Same
    Yeah Same 13 days ago

    I have mocks next week and this has inspired me to révise in a way that isnt just in My confort zone

  • Osman Rsh
    Osman Rsh 13 days ago

    I swear the last part of the video sounded like a beautiful poem

  • Varun Bandha
    Varun Bandha 14 days ago

    These ideas are taken from thinking fast and slow by daniel kahneman

  • yohans777
    yohans777 14 days ago

    so Drew speed of thinking depends on IQ or not?

  • Jeremy Haynes
    Jeremy Haynes 15 days ago

    you CRUSHED this video and I think you also birthed my split personality at the same time lol

  • MrSamwise25
    MrSamwise25 16 days ago

    7:13, is that Benny from Axis of Awesome?????

  • John Baylie
    John Baylie 16 days ago

    *not actually the present year*

  • mohammed farhat
    mohammed farhat 16 days ago

    And as always thanx for watching

  • Ethan9750
    Ethan9750 17 days ago

    11:28, wow I can't believe he just gave away the reason for his and channels like his popularity...

  • Samus419
    Samus419 17 days ago

    So, what makes me prefer to do new things over the thing I've become decent at doing...

  • Kate Allen
    Kate Allen 17 days ago

    11:24 is when it gets ironic

  • Francisco Baez
    Francisco Baez 17 days ago

    great I loved this video, I feel like I can make my brain healthier.

  • Jonathan Lambrecht
    Jonathan Lambrecht 18 days ago

    so drew is "ok" but guns saves our lifes?

  • Oskar Mirza
    Oskar Mirza 18 days ago


  • Syarif Hidayatullah
    Syarif Hidayatullah 19 days ago

    "If you really want to learn, get better at anything, have any chance of becoming an expert, you have to be willing to be UN-comfortable. Because thinking takes effort, it involves fighting through confusion and for most of us, that's at least, somewhat, UN-pleasant."
    I see what u did there, Derek.

  • Piston Head
    Piston Head 20 days ago

    Cool..but I think there is one more part of brain that says 'enough' after continuous effort of drew for should make a video on that

  • James & Audrey Purdie
    James & Audrey Purdie 20 days ago

    Wrong! It’s 2018!!!

  • Akshit kohli
    Akshit kohli 20 days ago

    discomrt can be changed into comfort by doing things you love.

  • Arnov Jakaria
    Arnov Jakaria 21 day ago +1

    Its like vsauce, but stays on the same topic.

  • Ideon
    Ideon 21 day ago

    This is depressing to know for me, I dont know why.

  • Michael Enquist
    Michael Enquist 21 day ago

    Shout out to the great books: "Thinking Fast and Slow," and "A way with Numbers," which is a great book for learning how to chunk ideas to that you can manipulate them better.

  • rafa  santacruz
    rafa santacruz 21 day ago

    So, did we learn something with this video or not?

  • Mohsin Aljiwala
    Mohsin Aljiwala 22 days ago

    This is one of the finest videos I've ever seen. Kudos to Derek Alexander Muller and the team.

  • Chris Zuber
    Chris Zuber 22 days ago

    Is there a name for those who operates more in system two?
    Imagine the difficulty and frustration of someone running in system two trying to communicate with someone operating in system one. Imagine the mental strain of navigating everything from social interactions to congested traffic in without system one.

  • Imicoz
    Imicoz 23 days ago

    Say I'm asking the same person a question each day to have drew kick in, do you guys have any tips on how I could find or figure out new questions? If I kept asking the same questions, Gun would learn them and they wouldn't actually get Drew start working

  • Derek Jay
    Derek Jay 23 days ago

    Why did you name the long-term memory guy after a firearm and give the short-memory guy a women's name (as in Drew Barrymore)?

  • Benjamin Zienty
    Benjamin Zienty 23 days ago +1

    365.25 days or 1 year and ¢5

  • Johan Boserup
    Johan Boserup 23 days ago

    What an awesome video. Well done!

  • Adrian C
    Adrian C 24 days ago

    “The cat” blew my mind

  • Gerry Larsson
    Gerry Larsson 25 days ago

    It's funny how the relationship between the CPU and GPU in todays computing pretty much relates perfectly to this. The GPU is Gun who can process information at an incredible rate but not at a very accurate rate comparing to the CPU which - if it fucks up will lead to a crash (most likely). CPU related crashes are extremely rare but they have occurred, GPU's are not as accurate. Interesting. Why am I wasting my time commenting on TVclip though, who knows...

  • Gerry Larsson
    Gerry Larsson 25 days ago

    Man, are you wearing eye shadow?

  • Redare Gaming
    Redare Gaming 25 days ago +1

    I am going to show this video to my class!! I think that the point that you ended on is a great lesson!!!! Im going to presents my next ted talk upon this topic!!!!!!!!!!

  • Roberto Boateng
    Roberto Boateng 25 days ago

    This is video art.

  • balu kannan
    balu kannan 26 days ago +1

    Of all the science video channels ... yours has helped me shape my life a lot... thank you !

  • timmyboi .i
    timmyboi .i 27 days ago

    i loved the little ‘try not to read this’ part omg

  • Stan Reynolds
    Stan Reynolds 27 days ago

    Wow! This is an excellent teaching video. Watch it 2 or 3 times or more to develop understanding of yourself.

  • ?whySOseriouS ?
    ?whySOseriouS ? 27 days ago

    thanks Derek, I'm going to study now, you motivate me :)

  • John Galt
    John Galt 28 days ago

    _For anyone interested about how this two systems work within the brain, the book is: "Thinking Fast and Slow" from Daniel Kahneman.

  • 1insane
    1insane 28 days ago

    “The cat” looked like tae cat to me

  • SushiKarasumori
    SushiKarasumori 29 days ago

    Make Drew want to work hard and learning will become more efficient.

  • thodoris kavouras
    thodoris kavouras 29 days ago

    I like the whole idea of "muscle memory". My most recent interaction with this phenomenon was with the game One Finger Death Punch, i played for so long that my hand-eye coordination felt like it had improved, it was only after putting the game down and doing other stuff for a couple weeks and coming back that i realised it was my brain that was just used to sending a signal to my fingers every time an enemy appeared and eventually i learned how to play fast without focusing too much on what is going on, i was able to take on hoards (and i mean 200+ waves of enemies) while holding a conversation or trying to remember something.
    p.s. I'm definitely liking this video to be able to find it later on and probably show it to my friends.

  • okinweginwhable
    okinweginwhable 29 days ago

    This video convinced me to subscribe and go on a Veritasium binge.

  • C Chew
    C Chew Month ago

    Really very good.

  • Phoenix Franks
    Phoenix Franks Month ago

    This is a great video. I've never seen the thought process broken down so concisely. Thanks VSauce.

  • Eralp Çelebi
    Eralp Çelebi Month ago

    I read it like "The Cht".

  • Likitha Liku
    Likitha Liku Month ago

    8:33-8:43 Epic expressions! XD

  • Alessio Di Maria
    Alessio Di Maria Month ago


  • SoftCouch
    SoftCouch Month ago

    I read "The Chat" first. Anyone else?

  • the duderino
    the duderino Month ago

    feelin like im playing kerbal space program listening to this

  • Francisco Garay
    Francisco Garay Month ago

    Awesome video! Keep them coming.

  • EuroSPICE
    EuroSPICE Month ago

    I'll give you some random string of numbers:

  • Rae Sanderson
    Rae Sanderson Month ago

    Kerbal Space Program music

  • XoPie46
    XoPie46 Month ago

    aka watson and sherlock

  • Archie O'Sullivan
    Archie O'Sullivan Month ago

    i thought it said the cht...

  • Peter Mills
    Peter Mills Month ago

    11:23 Self burn?

  • Kyle Chapman
    Kyle Chapman Month ago

    this is pretty inspiring

  • Slowburn
    Slowburn Month ago

    So what your saying is that Human's first cyborg type upgrade should be our RAM, not our ROM?

  • thenigletcyborg
    thenigletcyborg Month ago

    Closing your eyes makes it easier.? Reduces sensory inputs?? No. I'm just a genius......

  • Naveen Rawat
    Naveen Rawat Month ago

    Got another reason to explain my bad handwriting . It helps in remembering what I am going to read . Any problem?

  • Elias Piirainen
    Elias Piirainen Month ago

    "Just try not to read this" okay ill try not to... god dammit

  • Dania Azam
    Dania Azam Month ago

    This actually made me wanna do my hw wOOPS

  • illmf
    illmf Month ago

    maybe i missed it, but there should be recognition of "thinking fast, thinking slow." in the actual video

  • Re zin
    Re zin Month ago

    Here in germany there are both of the switches.... its fucks me up everytime XD

  • Wynfairs
    Wynfairs Month ago

    was that Benny from axis of awesome?

  • Richard L
    Richard L Month ago +1

    I drew a gun

  • message posted
    message posted Month ago +2

    I can't give more than 1 like, so here's some more: +6

  • message posted
    message posted Month ago

    Reverse-steering bike creators misses one important thing: bikes are designed to provide support in the directon the rider are tilting self into, so it's instinctive impulse to secure self from falling what helps riding a bike. By reversing the steering they forcing a rider to struggle over this instinctive impulse of self-preservation in order to actually secure self by not falling at all.
    So it's not exactly clear example.

  • Fringie
    Fringie Month ago

    wow, amazing - subbed

  • Teng Yuan
    Teng Yuan Month ago

    psychology is not science

  • Alberto_S.
    Alberto_S. Month ago

    (2:51) The first thing I thought was "The Chat, but there is an A missing and my brain should have ignored it?" lol

  • @all
    @all Month ago

    Technically the 7 Lorentz transformations are also conserved symmetries, you meant to say there are three discrete symmetries...

  • Prerna Singh
    Prerna Singh Month ago

    amazing ...a new or say uncommon concept of science....i would like you to post more such videos