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The Science of Thinking

How the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes. Submit ideas: http://ve42.co/GotIdeas Apply to work with me: http://ve42.co/JoinUs Thanks to Patreon supporters: Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon This video was inspired by the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel […]
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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

What makes a person believe that he visited heaven? Is there a way for science to get at what’s really going on? In the April 2015 issue of the Atlantic, Gideon Lichfield mounts an empirical investigation of near-death experiences, concluding that more rigorous research must be pursued to understand what happens in the minds of […]
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Reflective and Pre-reflective Consciousness

A distinction is often made between ‘reflective’ modes of consciousness, in which one is aware that one is conscious, and ‘pre-reflective’ consciousness, in which this kind of self-awareness is not a necessary component and the simple apprehension of perceptions is sufficient. This latter is sometimes called ‘phenomenal’ consciousness and has its precursors in writers such […]
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The Universe is a Mind

The Universe is a mystery whose true character is becoming more evident every day. Although it is infinitely vast, its consistency is 99% Pure Dark Energy. They say that humans are a micro example of the macro universe but I don’t think so. Humans are seeking knowledge while the universe is the holder of all […]
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Artificial Intelligence Is the New Science of Human Consciousness | Joscha Bach

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink I think right now everybody is already perceiving that this is the decade of AI. And there is nothing like artificial intelligence that drives the digitization of the […]
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Altered States | Brain Games

This trippy brain game will change the way you see the world… literally. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Brain Games: https://on.natgeo.com/2OtEohV About Brain Games: Using a series of experiments, illusions and man-on-the-street demonstrations, host Jason Silva and guest experts unlock the science behind the mysteries of why we say, eat, feel and act as […]
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Boltzmann Brains & the Anthropic Principle

Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ We continue our discussion of the Boltzmann Brain – a hypothetical randomly assembled mind rather than an evolved one – by looking at the Anthropic Principle and the Fine-Tuned Universe Theory, alternative ways of viewing the probability of our existence than the classic Copernican Principle. Make sure to catch Part […]
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Watch Elon Musk’s Neuralink presentation

Electric vehicles, rockets… and now brain-computer interfaces. Elon Musk’s newest venture, Neuralink, aims to bridge the gap between humans and artificial intelligence by implanting tiny chips that can link up to the brain. At a press conference on July 16, Neuralink’s ambitious plans were detailed for the first time, showcasing a future (a very distant […]