The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

  • Am 5 Dez 2018 veröffentlicht
  • Humans are the only Earthlings with complex language. But at what cost was that ability acquired? In this episode, I visit Tetsuro Matsuzawa to learn about his influential cognitive tradeoff hypothesis.
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  • ur mom bloum
    ur mom bloum Vor 11 Minuten

    this is why I love VSAUUBCE

  • Antonio Leone
    Antonio Leone Vor 48 Minuten

    Why there's no Italian subs?

  • D H
    D H Vor 2 Stunden

    excellent 👍👍

  • Daniel Jiménez Martínez
    Daniel Jiménez Martínez Vor 2 Stunden +1

    Que mentirosos. El sique viene del mono.. Con esa cara..... 👍

  • jasper proctor
    jasper proctor Vor 2 Stunden

    Alot of under privileged people cant speak english very well. I wonder if they would be good at the memory game.

  • Justme Asifyoudidntalreadyknow

    Michael needs a stylist. He looks like he was dressed by Louis Anderson's wardrobe designer.

  • Solaiman Shokur
    Solaiman Shokur Vor 3 Stunden

    Micheal: hi
    Professor: hi
    Subtitles of the professor: hi

  • wakyl Hakymzaada pashayeewar

    Insane I use 1 minutes looking for my keys in my house and I am holding it in my hands

  • Panzer Von Lowbrow
    Panzer Von Lowbrow Vor 4 Stunden

    It's known that chimps have better fashion Sense then some humans too. 🤣

  • Juan Carlos Iglesias
    Juan Carlos Iglesias Vor 4 Stunden

    Si, pero no pueden convivir con nosotros, son peligrosisimos .

  • Just One Guy
    Just One Guy Vor 5 Stunden

    Cool. Now I don't have to go onto Pornhub to watch this

  • Simon Jeffries
    Simon Jeffries Vor 6 Stunden

    So why does a dog only bark not talk when they have been living with man for a long time a bird can copy us but you can't teach a monkey to talk we are genetically engineered to be different darwin was wrong why would we loose the strength of a monkey when in the womb humans pick the best strongest gene so have we devolved ? Research starlin he tried to create the humanzee none compatible with us and if you tried to push me out the tree I would come back with a stick lol think for your self also look up the ice man proof we are more than what our science tells us

  • Bijoux byTiny
    Bijoux byTiny Vor 7 Stunden

    This needs to be an app am I only one thinking that this is the kind of thing that asperger spectrum kids would nail.

  • Moon Khan
    Moon Khan Vor 8 Stunden

    I am not agreed with any of the conclusions from this video.

  • Moon Khan
    Moon Khan Vor 8 Stunden

    I am not agreed with any of the conclusions from this video.

  • Jakub Komorowski-Marcjan
    Jakub Komorowski-Marcjan Vor 9 Stunden

    Fuck premium

  • Ryan w
    Ryan w Vor 10 Stunden

    Ai is the japanese word for love? That explains alot...

    TARA CHAND SUNARIA Vor 13 Stunden

    0 125yuh ree 2s

  • edutz Duman
    edutz Duman Vor 17 Stunden +1

    Bullshit,it's just progressive training

  • haithem ali
    haithem ali Vor 17 Stunden

    Wtf there is no way that animals can do this... Even how did he knew the numbers.. Forget numbers do these animals has a camera or something or u just done something to their brains... Just like software programming... Because I don't think this is impossible at this time... Lol

    • Pierre louis
      Pierre louis Vor 11 Stunden

      ​+haithem ali yup, your comment is what we call an Argument from Personal Incredulity...
      "for me there is no way that animals can do this, there for, they can't do this"

    • haithem ali
      haithem ali Vor 17 Stunden

      Even if u give me a photo of the numbers I would be slower than him...

  • Linus Widmer
    Linus Widmer Vor 17 Stunden

    @Vsauce please check your facts. I read the scientists paper on this monkey number task in university and they tested 6 monkeys and compared them to human performance. One monkey (Ayumi) performed better than humans but the other 5 monkeys of the same species failed to do so.
    Thus generalizing this result in an evolutionary approach is far to optimistic, it is much more likely that the one monkey has some form of eidetic memory, similar to what occurs in human population

    FARZANA QURAISHI Vor 18 Stunden

    May be true may be wrong

  • Steve Ross
    Steve Ross Vor 18 Stunden

    But surely primates do have a language......we just cant comprehend it.

  • Agustín Sánchez Valdéz
    Agustín Sánchez Valdéz Vor 19 Stunden

    Pensé que era obrador el pejechango una disculpa

  • Batang Malupit
    Batang Malupit Vor 19 Stunden


  • Alouna Cherisier
    Alouna Cherisier Vor 20 Stunden

    We’re not coming from chimpanzees we are created in God image

  • A Anonymous
    A Anonymous Vor 20 Stunden

    Oh, heck no!

  • Revolucion Revo
    Revolucion Revo Vor 21 Stunde


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  • Erina
    Erina Vor 21 Stunde


  • Lord Konzilla
    Lord Konzilla Vor 23 Stunden

    When the iq test says chimpanzee mode an you fail

  • LaSondra Davis
    LaSondra Davis Vor Tag

    Make more videos Michael because mostly you had to with out those other DEclips patrolling you you need to make your own videos

  • Kijana Hodari
    Kijana Hodari Vor Tag

    Humans beings were never chipanzees or monkeys that is a brain washed education produced by scientists who don't believe the existence of The Almighty Allah, animals were created as animals and humans as humans

  • Luke G
    Luke G Vor Tag

    I think at that 10:45 part is one of the most beautiful things I've ever understood. Sharing. Without it we wouldn't exist

  • Cheezy Truth Seeker

    It's a true photographic memory.

  • 3 tick my ass
    3 tick my ass Vor Tag

    With some practice, humans can do these tests too.

  • Jay
    Jay Vor Tag

    Michael-I am here for moral support” -chimp- UUUUUHUHUHUHUUUUHUU

  • Chaqara Prod.
    Chaqara Prod. Vor Tag +1

    i wonder if it is possible they have really memorable short term memory and the fact that most of us have long term memory

  • Новый пользователь

    You need to run this test with young human. May be a kid can match Aiuma.

  • Onion Juice
    Onion Juice Vor Tag

    Fellow non premium users stand up, we must get our Michael back

  • Cullen Farrar
    Cullen Farrar Vor Tag

    I'm only a few minutes in, but this makes sense in that people whom we call savants, who have this incredible memorization skill, they usually don't speak much or in the same way that everyone else does. Very interesting!

  • Beeza Lent
    Beeza Lent Vor Tag +1

    💜 Fascinating, love his voice, love the chimps💜

  • mess up naill gun face guy

    I know why the chilgar brach off.
    They had a swinger's party with the gray aliens.

  • Gunshinzero
    Gunshinzero Vor Tag

    I've been trying off an on for years to completely erase my inner voice.I noticed that it slows me down in reading and typing cause I'm saying the crap in my head instead of just absorbing it.

  • FGSA 02
    FGSA 02 Vor Tag

    14:53 LFMAO

    PEDRO DIAZ Vor Tag +1

    Estas pendejo. Deja de decir pendejadas.

  • Tom Davies
    Tom Davies Vor Tag

    it would be interesting for a person with eidetic memory to try this test.

  • Professional Shitpost

    Please come back Michael us poor folk miss your videos

  • Henry Loader
    Henry Loader Vor Tag

    The end teaser thing was... awful.

  • Henry Loader
    Henry Loader Vor Tag

    To do this game at all I find it far easier to make it three groups of three.
    Dont know if I could do it that fast tho.

  • TheGolden Hour
    TheGolden Hour Vor Tag

    This is how evolution created gambling your apples now...rien ne va plus

  • Mariurba
    Mariurba Vor Tag

    Ya lo ví hace algunos meses en la TV. Creo que en TV UNAM ...
    Muy interesante. Yo que hablo tanto debe su quiero no perder más memoria de la ya perdida...
    No hablar. Difícil sí tengo 64 años, pero no imposible. Hoy empiezo.

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    Фотографичная память круто)Возможно профессор прав)

  • Charlie Theroux
    Charlie Theroux Vor Tag

    I thought any intelligent individual thought information should be free to benefit the evolution of our species, guess you're not one of those!
    14 million subscribers, yet you sell your DEclips videos. Talk about greed! Utterly disgusting!!!

  • Dhruv P
    Dhruv P Vor Tag

    I really liked the way experiment was carried out....but wouldnt it be interesting to see if the humans borned with no natural learning capability or comprehending language do against chimps to get rid of any bias ? I don't have any experience with how this being done but just curious. Correct me if I am wrong or missed anything.

  • Tonio9606
    Tonio9606 Vor Tag

    This game should be an app in the AppStore


    Think about it, couples of century ago, scientist told us that earth is flat, but later we found that earth is round?????

    • Pierre louis
      Pierre louis Vor 10 Stunden

      "scientist told us that earth is flat, but later we found that earth is round?"
      -nop... and we know the earth is round since

      According to Strabo, Crates of Mallos (circa 220-140 BC), built a sphere to represent the Earth. It is considered that he realized the first globe on which were reported the points and circles characteristic of the celestial sphere: poles, equatorial circle, polar circles and tropics.

      knowledge is not homogeneous through time, we still have people who believe in flat earth, who think bible is true and think evolution is just a theory... like you...


    I think the theory he gave us that how humans bieng were created, doesn't adds up, I think nobody have answer for that, till now we still assuming different theories and want to believe that. No body have evidence for humans bieng creation, May be Holy Book???

    • Pierre louis
      Pierre louis Vor 10 Stunden

      this theory don't talk about creation so don't mix your beliefs and what science say... tks

  • NIVANADA canal
    NIVANADA canal Vor Tag

    Un buen video ... mejor si estuviera en español

  • Salah Haji
    Salah Haji Vor Tag

    Lol I was like “peace out” when they began with the whole monkey to man evolution thing

  • Angelica Muncy Harris Coleman Gracie

    Our eyes are to close together and our cartalidged nose is good for singing but not for round speed reading. Because the video editor lit up the box on the right first during the many numbered example, is the reason our perifiale vision got in the way of round speed reading, lol.

  • Daniel Dugec
    Daniel Dugec Vor 2 Tage

    Evolution is bullshit!

  • Teresa Falcão
    Teresa Falcão Vor 2 Tage


  • JaYaKaAzZ OaO
    JaYaKaAzZ OaO Vor 2 Tage

    Maybe memoly

  • ajcook7777
    ajcook7777 Vor 2 Tage

    I dont believe that chimps have better short term memory because of the method of our communication. I actually dont see the correlation between short term memory vs speech at all since speech is all long term memory which has no bearing on our basic short term memory recall.
    Personally, I think the individuals who put on the test essentially made these Chimps drill these activities over and over and they became extremely proficient at it, essentially masters at it. Now the test facilitators present these activities to an average human and they cant perform at the same level...initially. I believe if you drilled a human with this task over and over they will also become extremely proficient at it: and again, in my opinion, (since I'm the smartest person in the world and know everything) that humans would out perform the Chimps. Hahahahaha I'm just joking (about being a genius, far from it)
    but this biased data is almost like the movie staring Tom Hanks (Sully) where the NTSB and insurance companies made pilots test over and over again in a flight simulator to get the plane back to an airport (because they wanted the data to show Sully made a bad call on landing in the Hudson River instead of trying for an airport. Eventually after 15 tries the pilots just barely made it back to the airport however they were given so many attempts to make it happen and they (NTSB and insurance companies) also didnt account for normal emergency situation protocol that a pilot has to go through to make a decision which of course takes time to process all information available and run through scenarios of what to do with that gathered information (all in real time and without any redo's)

  • Tatiana Tomni
    Tatiana Tomni Vor 2 Tage

    Just put this guy into a cage for a couple of years and see how he talks

  • christian cj
    christian cj Vor 2 Tage

    Fuck you and YT premium.

  • Mingo Official TM
    Mingo Official TM Vor 2 Tage

    Buff ass chimp damn 2:33

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    0000000067 767 Vor 2 Tage

    Ashole bitchesssssss they want freedom weed air nature not you ASHOLEEEE with maths number if I had a power I destroy half of human race just because how you are destroy ING nature

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    Air stxched Vor 2 Tage

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  • Santiago Gonzalez
    Santiago Gonzalez Vor 2 Tage

    Como llegue aqui???
    Esta gente esta mas loca de lo que me imagine...

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  • Marty Robbins
    Marty Robbins Vor 2 Tage

    Spoiler, God made everybody and everyone will be judged by Him. Don’t say you were not warned because I just did.

  • Jasmira Rodrigues
    Jasmira Rodrigues Vor 2 Tage


  • Hazel Archer
    Hazel Archer Vor 2 Tage

    We were created they also were creater as they are and what they are plain and simple you people try to humanise animals what foolishness, weather you people believe it or not facts are facts and another thing people who do not believe in creation do so because they live their lives doing what ever they want feeling they have no one to account to so right or wrong they go ahead and do what ever they want. This world system is coming to an end very soon and you people who will know and regret your foolishness, I was created by almighty God Jehovah as well as all my family we did not come from monkeys and i'm afended by that, the many life forms around us including the many trees and much more besides testify to a wonderful creator. It's funny those who claim to be educated are the most stupid they cannot grasp creation because it dose go with the things they do in their lives, now sad for them. This is not about insults it is about truth and the way the devil has blinded the eyes of the unbeliver

    • Pierre louis
      Pierre louis Vor 11 Stunden

      claims whithout proofs and insults... if you have something more interesting to say than hominem , comment again okey? tks!

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  • Joel Sjögren
    Joel Sjögren Vor 2 Tage

    Someone make an app.

  • Daniel Castro
    Daniel Castro Vor 2 Tage


  • Steven Smith
    Steven Smith Vor 2 Tage +1

    We where forced out the trees for being too weak now we have to save all of them from being extinct...ironic

  • Alfred De Souza
    Alfred De Souza Vor 2 Tage

    #🌏💡🇺🇸🇬🇧👑👶🙅‍♂️👍#RespectsAndThanksgiving! Subtending #TheCognitiveTradeOffHypothesis!#ApesOurNearestDivergentHumanEvolutionaryTree!#ThrowingBananasAtEachOtherEspeciallyAtEducationalSportingProwess?#ThinkProgressAtAbstractThinkingAtConceptFormationForGlobalGoods!#LeaveNoOneBehind!#LoveEachOtherWithVisionaryMutualRespects!#HumansCanTalkButApesCannotButRetainHugeStrategicAmazingIntelligenceForSurvivalInHugelyChallengingGlobalForestsAndFaunas!#SomeApesHaveBeenTaughtAndUsedSignLanguage!#BokoPerspectives? #Nature’sConservationsPoweredByGlobalComprehensiveClimateChangeActions!#SaveNaturalHabitatsForReveredSpecies!#LostWithoutYOU@FreyaRidingsOnGlobalStageReveredPerspectives! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS!{.

  • MrGoatflakes
    MrGoatflakes Vor 2 Tage

    20:05 and Michael was never heard from again xD

  • Marlucia Dos santos da cruz

    Kkk muito fofo omacaco

  • MrGoatflakes
    MrGoatflakes Vor 2 Tage

    One of the most fascinating aspects of human cognition is just how bad it is at so many things. Just how much we ignore visually for one. I'm convinced that it is necessary to actually reason abstractly at all, at least for the litre of fatty jello we have between our ears..

  • Thomas Hall
    Thomas Hall Vor 2 Tage

    what about the aquatic ape theory?

  • Nick Haberkorn
    Nick Haberkorn Vor 2 Tage

    We were forced into a collaborative way of life not because it's something that is Nobel but because we had to survive ! ... We had no choice ! Today it seems we don't need those collaborative skills anymore due to the way our society is organised ... Greed and corruption 😣😪😫

  • Владимир Сва

    Дибил,человек не животное,а высший инструмент развития души

  • Mucho Taco
    Mucho Taco Vor 3 Tage

    Were the only species that has 41 different genders. Lol

  • Anthony8851
    Anthony8851 Vor 3 Tage

    1:45 So explain the small minority of people with a condition that allows them to remember things since birth...

  • Arjun Dev
    Arjun Dev Vor 3 Tage

    as the Joker once said "There is nothing so cruel! as memory" 🙄😁😒

  • NormGGames
    NormGGames Vor 3 Tage

    What if you get ababy with a chimpansy will the baby still talk or it dosnt talk

  • Diogo Tavares
    Diogo Tavares Vor 3 Tage

    What do neurologists think of this?

  • Ward Ayylmao
    Ward Ayylmao Vor 3 Tage

    But dolphins and orka's have language, shouldn't their short term memory, following this hypothesis, be not too good too?

  • monstersince
    monstersince Vor 3 Tage

    it doesnt qualify over expenditure on offensive cheap as chips brainless vlogs

  • World In A Nutshell
    World In A Nutshell Vor 3 Tage

    Classic instance of attempting to force pre-conceived frameworks of evolution around new information which destroys the narrative of the invisible hand of optimization. If man evolved from chimps and chimps have superior memories, that plainly falsifies evolution theory. But mental gymnastics save SCIENCE! every time so instead there's a theory (scientific fact!) invented to explain the cognitive dissonance

  • Mobile Broodjie
    Mobile Broodjie Vor 3 Tage

    I think Chimps are so smart. They get free housing and food. By having humans be "more evolved".

  • joeyy17
    joeyy17 Vor 3 Tage

    So you’re trying to say we evolved from monkeys? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Pierre louis
      Pierre louis Vor 11 Stunden

      nop you are... but science is to complicated for people like you who have a IQ of a rock... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Joshua Clark
    Joshua Clark Vor 3 Tage +1

    If those primates ever break out, you know who to call... THE RAT KING!!!!

  • Andy Nixon
    Andy Nixon Vor 3 Tage

    This is fascinating stuff . Though when they start riding horses and carrying guns we have to be worried .

  • Marc Gg
    Marc Gg Vor 3 Tage

    Thinking in words, like one two three .. sure takes longer then thinking of shapes..