The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis S3 (Ep 1)



  • Пистонский. Бомж на ржавой Волге.

    He would have performed better if he took a few phenotropil pills...

  • Anderson Roberto
    Anderson Roberto Vor 8 Stunden

    Very interesting, I like it!

  • Max Moroz
    Max Moroz Vor 9 Stunden

    Why don't monkeys evolve into humans now? You speak so confidently about what you do not know, and you cannot know. Liar
    Пoчeму ютуб впаpивает мнe этот фуфeль? Какого оно виcит выше рeкомендованныx и подпиcoк? ПацаHы, нaши бoшки хотят отрихтовать. Не дайте этим горилoподобным сeбя подчинить. (untranslatable russian slang)
    Бoйтecь живого Бoгa, который создал пустоту, создал физику, из одинаковых простейших частичек образовал такую разнообразную, потрясающую вселенную. И самое удивительное, из неживых веществ создал живое. И не просто живое, а разумное - человека. Кто познает ум Бога? Кто его видел? Может ли человек его понять? Изучайте Закон - Библию, Коран, и делайте добро. Незнание закона не освобождает от ответственности.

  • Message for music
    Message for music Vor 9 Stunden


  • 0xDEAD
    0xDEAD Vor 9 Stunden

    Visual Basic 6.0 is Still alive! Wow 18:17

  • Th0t_Sl4y3r_600
    Th0t_Sl4y3r_600 Vor 9 Stunden

    Anyone else just wait for a new series so you can see an episode

  • ken kanieki
    ken kanieki Vor 9 Stunden

    no u human are not chimpanzee that just your theory

  • MM aY
    MM aY Vor 9 Stunden

    and as all ways, you did good.

  • edgaro67
    edgaro67 Vor 10 Stunden

    14122018: Donc l'homme descend du singe! et pas de l'arbre.

  • Enigmatrix
    Enigmatrix Vor 10 Stunden

    this is why you have to go vegan

  • Semidán Robaina
    Semidán Robaina Vor 10 Stunden

    Made a web app of Ayumu's game. With a little practice, we can also get our apples:

  • Eben Daggett
    Eben Daggett Vor 10 Stunden

    This was a beautiful little surprise in my 'suggested videos'. What a great episode!

  • Abdulakh Kurbanov
    Abdulakh Kurbanov Vor 10 Stunden

    noooo I dont accept this. A brain needs brains. Thats just it. Its just that their eyes are much faster and mind focused.

  • anita gashi
    anita gashi Vor 10 Stunden

    Otherwise, this is called behavioralism. A circus. Nothing else.

  • Vladimir Morgan
    Vladimir Morgan Vor 10 Stunden

    It is old way of explanation...

  • Scott Neaves
    Scott Neaves Vor 10 Stunden

    Vids suck

  • Ingrid A
    Ingrid A Vor 10 Stunden

    GOD CREATED HUMANS. And this is the real explication. -.-

  • Ingrid A
    Ingrid A Vor 10 Stunden

    humans and chimpanzees are different. Humans don't como from chimpanzees. It's not wise to think like this.

  • Unmoved Mover
    Unmoved Mover Vor 11 Stunden

    Fascinating. What percentage of our memory is used up by language, and How can this be quantified ?

  • isha hashemi
    isha hashemi Vor 11 Stunden

    There's a number of issues which suggests that the human exchange hypothesis isn't credible. Language in exchange for losing short term memory pfft bullshit.
    1)How can you have a hypothesis about comparison between human and chimp brain without doing the test on both humans and chimps. (Test only done on chimps)
    2) Michael won against AI even though shes been practicing that test all her life (hypothesis flop)
    3) Michael against ayuma (the best chimp in the sanctuary with years of practice) Michael loses, that doesn't mean your hypothesis is right
    4) should be tested with a large sample size of humans and chimps
    5) I can guarantee you there's at least 1000s of people that can ace that test against ayuma
    6) other controlled variables that
    7) we were weak so we left (were pushed out of the trees), that doesn't make sense. How did we end up weak and they ended up strong (cause and lead up).
    Other variables that weren't in place that to support hypothesis (that I can't think of right now).

  • Kristijan Petrovski
    Kristijan Petrovski Vor 11 Stunden

    This is a VERY old study that has already been televised and discussed years ago... 24 mins to make a simple point about the findings...

  • Bryan Sencaki
    Bryan Sencaki Vor 11 Stunden

    Hmmm... how did those chimps know how to pick ordered number?

  • Aviral Rastogi
    Aviral Rastogi Vor 11 Stunden

    DEclips premium is unavailable in my country. Sorry Michael, gonna have to sail the high seas.

  • andrew guzman
    andrew guzman Vor 11 Stunden

    just imagine the numbers are connected with string

  • Akshay Sharma
    Akshay Sharma Vor 11 Stunden

    Please have a still camera when you speak.. and speak a bit faster as you did earlier.

  • Akshay Sharma
    Akshay Sharma Vor 11 Stunden

    It’s not memory that is the main problem. The bottleneck is speed of gathering information.

  • Math Guest
    Math Guest Vor 11 Stunden

    Obviously the chimps don't know what numerical order is, because they don't have numbers. So what if you were to change the symbols? How quickly would they be able to adapt?

  • Maslobojik Маслободжик

    When this monkey more clever than you )

  • Darren Chapman
    Darren Chapman Vor 11 Stunden

    Humans are not animals. Don't believe the lie.

  • Guido
    Guido Vor 11 Stunden

    dang I laughed with the comments

  • landofw56
    landofw56 Vor 11 Stunden


  • Uzi Mahir
    Uzi Mahir Vor 11 Stunden

    Im sad i cant watch the premuim one😔

  • TerraTN
    TerraTN Vor 12 Stunden

    Problem with his hypothesis for enlargement of a brain area, another must shrink -- most neural/nervous system & circulatory system pathways are 'use it or lose it' structures. Just because one area becomes utilized enough to enlarge it, doesn't mean another area has to shrink. Some areas shrunk because it wasn't being used as much anymore. Not every individual has the same amount of activity in all areas of the brain. Musicians' auditory processing area is larger on the left hemisphere, smaller on the right. They have thicker nerve fibers in the corpus callosum. Training is the key -- those chimps were trained. Humans can also be trained. Don't think we lost anything, we just haven't been teaching kids well enough to develop these skills in order to have them as adults. They didn't mention testing non-verbal humans or people with autism.

  • William Cui
    William Cui Vor 12 Stunden

    I knew the existence of the experiment. You showed me the reality and knowledge of it. Thanks so much for the professional contents and awesome video.

  • Imán
    Imán Vor 12 Stunden

    Oh my god and Italian language where is? XD

  • the deeliciousplum
    the deeliciousplum Vor 12 Stunden

    I wonder what compelled Vsauce to use the phrase (at 7m21s) "If we and chimpanzees come from a common ancestry, ..."
    From what we know, we do share a common ancestor with the chimpanzees as well as with all of the primates (both living and extinct) which we share this wonderous pale blue dot with.

  • simach masgof
    simach masgof Vor 12 Stunden

    chimpanzee that 🙉

  • Red King
    Red King Vor 12 Stunden

    I used to play the game osu! and still own a discord server with a lot of players from there. I asked them to play this computer game on the kids science challenge website and all the players that have practised a lot of EZ mod maps can consistently beat the hard level. Every documentary that shows a human trying against a chimp has never practised it before whilst Ayumu has for countless hours. Also the kids science challenge one gives roughly a whole second to remember but we have tried other ones and those are doable too that only allow 0.5 seconds to see the numbers.

  • Gianluca Massimiani
    Gianluca Massimiani Vor 13 Stunden

    It's amazing how these chimpanzees are in fact learning basic maths, a set of symbols ordered in a particular sequence. I am wondering if more complex experiments could be designed such that they can learn more advanced maths. They could actually have better computing skills than common humans.

  • Fizzlefuse
    Fizzlefuse Vor 13 Stunden

    Great video. I do have a minor gripe; the subtitles weren't needed, Dr Matsuzawa's english is really good.

  • TacticalGuy64
    TacticalGuy64 Vor 13 Stunden

    11:11 Communist detected on american soil, lethal force engaged.

  • KGPsych
    KGPsych Vor 13 Stunden +1

    The scientific study mentioned in the beginning of this video has to be viewed in a broader aspect. What the researchers did was train the chimpanzees for many days and compared their testscores to those of humans who had no training at all. There have been follow-up studies addressing exactly this hypothesis where humans where trained to do this number-memory-task and they outperformed chimpanzees significantly. Looking at only one study could bring you to the comclusion above, but in science you never believe you are correct by having one shocking outcome, you repeat your experiment over and over, try to falsify it by (in this case) doing the same training procedure with humans. What is said in this video, is, unfortunately, untrue.

  • jeromesims
    jeromesims Vor 13 Stunden

    Aw!! I haven't seen trousers that high on a man for years!

  • Ashley Crawford
    Ashley Crawford Vor 13 Stunden

    About Time!

  • 9uard
    9uard Vor 14 Stunden

    Thats crazy, buuut.

  • 42shoes
    42shoes Vor 14 Stunden

    "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" -Julian Jaynes

  • Krishna Bharadwaj
    Krishna Bharadwaj Vor 14 Stunden

    I think a human can easily match with enough practice.

  • Krishna Bharadwaj
    Krishna Bharadwaj Vor 14 Stunden

    It is not just language. It is also the ability to read, write. In other words, we record, retrieve and communicate through writing, reading and talking. So at one point, our brains must have evolved that it is not necessary to remember all the things because he have books to write and read.

  • money maker
    money maker Vor 15 Stunden

    Thanks for wasting my time..I dont come from a monkey but maybe u do!!!

  • Golden Time Club. Максим Литвинов

    Фантазеры! Реально кто то верит что произошел от обезьяны? Ладно еще если атеисты так думают, но если вы верите в Бога, то какие обезьяны? Вы про что вообще?

  • Sam Benson
    Sam Benson Vor 15 Stunden

    Thanks for forcing youtube to provide some of your episodes for free Vsauce. I've bought all of your mind field episodes in the past because you are fantastic and the content is excellent however I will not bow to youtubes premium service for season 3

  • Denuvan
    Denuvan Vor 15 Stunden


  • Антон Хохлов
    Антон Хохлов Vor 15 Stunden

    Если человеку заниматься только отгадыванием местоположения цифр и их порядок, то я на 90% уверено что человек справится с такой скоростью. И даже начнет действовать быстрее

    ARIUS ULFILAS Vor 15 Stunden

    Your channel is not supported by Arabic translation so you lose a large percentage of Arab viewers around the world

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman Vor 15 Stunden

    4:50 thats me

  • Chris de Vries
    Chris de Vries Vor 15 Stunden

    The monkey's had more practice. The tests are the monky's daily routine and have been since childhood while this is not the case with the human participating in the experiment. I don't think the comparisson of the two in this case can be treated as sound experimental evidence because of this discrepency. A better test would be to take monkys end humans who have the same amount of practice and compare the two groups with a t-test.

  • mr. VAN
    mr. VAN Vor 15 Stunden

    Иржан, ну ты и шустрый

  • Vojtěch Janků
    Vojtěch Janků Vor 16 Stunden

    18:49 Good boy!

  • Cesar Gonzalez
    Cesar Gonzalez Vor 16 Stunden

    14:02 when you realize you’re hypothesis might be wrong

  • Buxxy Pooh
    Buxxy Pooh Vor 16 Stunden


  • Anhelina Suschevska
    Anhelina Suschevska Vor 16 Stunden

    It is amazing!

  • Young Entrepreneur
    Young Entrepreneur Vor 16 Stunden

    DEclips took all the best DEclips creators and milked them for their your DEclips Premium (i'm somewhat glad that scared Pewdiepie was cancelled)

  • Antonio della porta
    Antonio della porta Vor 16 Stunden

    no lingua italiana???

  • Fosuya
    Fosuya Vor 17 Stunden

    Hasn't anyone made a correlation between autism and the skills set you see in these chimpanzees?
    Being a person with aspergers I know that doing repeated tasks perfectly is within my abilities, however force me into a situation where I have to speak verbally and my performance drops significantly and my emotional state shifts from confident and happy to frustrated anger with a powerful urge to use physical violence. I would love the chance to compare the scientific notes about adhd, autism and chimpanzees. I have the belief that it would lead to a better understanding of npf and animals alike.

  • Syrnian
    Syrnian Vor 17 Stunden

    They are trained for that specific task. Do the same with humans.

  • Biço Morozini
    Biço Morozini Vor 17 Stunden

    DEclips... Quando aprenderem a prática de tradução vai dar para fazer concorrência com a Netflix

  • Still Evolving
    Still Evolving Vor 17 Stunden

    Joe Rogan would love to watch this !

  • NeoStrike
    NeoStrike Vor 17 Stunden

    If language is so good, why isn't there a language 2?

  • Anti-Social Social Club
    Anti-Social Social Club Vor 18 Stunden +1

    Every time I watch this, I always think about the "Planet of the apes" and that little clip of the Ape with the Ak47

  • BlackGreninja1
    BlackGreninja1 Vor 18 Stunden +1

    We back bois

  • Dominick Green
    Dominick Green Vor 18 Stunden

    7:51 The decision to kick out a couple of primates from a tree created a super intelligent species of bald chimps with communication and strange machines.

  • Gregorio Grasselli
    Gregorio Grasselli Vor 18 Stunden

    I wonder how well can a child do this task. I suppose he can learn and perform it add well as Ayumu, and without losing any ability to speak.

  • Paula Aalto
    Paula Aalto Vor 19 Stunden

    I would love to see a person with autism do the difficult test. Some people with autism have great memory...

  • Hoop Jeanne
    Hoop Jeanne Vor 19 Stunden

    Oh man, I love the doctor. lol his chimp calls were the best. lol

  • 강덕란
    강덕란 Vor 19 Stunden

    우리는 진화가 아니라 창조니라!!!

  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris Vor 19 Stunden

    Nice try, illuminati

  • Hoop Jeanne
    Hoop Jeanne Vor 19 Stunden

    I kind of fell off VSauce for a while, but I'm immediately in love with this new series. The production quality is so much better and I love the focus in cognitive science!

  • joe men
    joe men Vor 19 Stunden

    the difference is that humans build cities and have gone to the moon - humans are beyond all the animals - humans rule the world

  • Jovan Adidharma
    Jovan Adidharma Vor 20 Stunden

    i knew it ! The earth is definitely flat

  • Hassan Kamel
    Hassan Kamel Vor 20 Stunden

    Man, that test sure seems... chimpossible. sorry.

  • Cye V
    Cye V Vor 20 Stunden


  • Blue_Panda
    Blue_Panda Vor 21 Stunde

    Oh god please don’t do the Stanford Prison experiment. It’s unethical and potentially cause psychological damage. I just hope that if you do, the experiment will be altered.

  • Yash Playz
    Yash Playz Vor 21 Stunde

    I don’t believe in evalotion

    KAZATSKOE FREESTYLE Vor 21 Stunde +1

    Херня все это !

  • SILVER COINS & Дмитрий Васильев

    *Stop torturing monkeys*

  • Myrmidon
    Myrmidon Vor 21 Stunde

    17:05 I love this Asian dad burn.

  • Реманент Гфайтер

    2:33 То все брехні, за точними даними з цієї теми див. священні книги відповідної релігії (яка вам більше подобається).

  • Jaden Peterson
    Jaden Peterson Vor 21 Stunde

    Let’s make that memory test into an app for humans and collect our data now.

  • M Frusciante
    M Frusciante Vor 22 Stunden

    It's almost like humans are looking at the numbers through a rifle scope, and the chimps are capturing and registering everything their eyes observe. When I look at one number, the others fade away. Our eyes focus in to a specific point of attention, and everything else, although seen, seems to not be picked up by our conscious mind. Kinda like a camera recording something but only the direct middle of the shot is clear, and the rest is blurry.

  • Abbott Is Death Process.
    Abbott Is Death Process. Vor 22 Stunden

    1:17 Please tell me that Caesar P.O.T.A. shit was sped up or edited? cos if not THEY COMIN FOR US MAN.

  • Paul M.
    Paul M. Vor 22 Stunden

    To his point around 9:00, we make all kinds of quick decisions in the same way he suggests Chimps do. We judge facial features, posture, tones in voices, etc. The real question for chimps is why it's so important that they are visually able to parse the information so quickly...

  • Lauren Brueberg
    Lauren Brueberg Vor 22 Stunden

    And then thumbs were developed to troll and respond online

  • CodeLux theGr8
    CodeLux theGr8 Vor 22 Stunden

    Please bring back old style vsauce vids. please please please.

  • Jon Roe
    Jon Roe Vor 22 Stunden

    Ah, so this is why the channel is dead. Got it.

  • Argon
    Argon Vor 23 Stunden

    This is honestly incredible, it's amazing to think how whatever happened was lost in history, and now we are digging it back up, this is the kind of stuff I love

  • Aleksey Samsonov
    Aleksey Samsonov Vor 23 Stunden

    Looks like this is the only test in his monkey show.

  • Tarzan
    Tarzan Vor 23 Stunden +1

    Those chimps were trained at those memory games thousands of times, while the human guests do them for the very first time.

  • Mjnoon
    Mjnoon Vor 23 Stunden +1

    What makes me(and everyone) sure that the Scientist didn't train the chimpanzees to that test for very long time so they already memorizing the order and the places of numbers by teaching them that every day to get food slowly and then faster and faster until they do it as fast as we saw in the video ! .. i mean come on that's how most of animals brain works .

  • Henric Emdenborg
    Henric Emdenborg Vor 23 Stunden

    Michael, this is good and I believe in the the theory of evolution.. but it’s a theory. So it’s kinda weird for you to say certainly like “study where we came from”. It should be more along the lines of “where we could have come from”.