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Why Do We Get Bored? 12:25
Why Do We Get Bored?
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Why Do We Feel Nostalgia? 15:22
Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?
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James and I talk more about music HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8zU7PyUrdU And EXTRAS here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zzq_AFXxc4 FOLLOW ME: http://www.twitter.com/Tweetsauce MUSIC BY: James May (on piano on screen) & Jake Chudnow (not on screen): https://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow Feel some...
The Science of Awkwardness 13:56
The Science of Awkwardness
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awkward......... Sources and extra links below! me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce me on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow Embarrassment and prosociality: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~keltner/publications/FeinbergWillerKeltner2012.pdf Empathetic Embarrassment: http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/332760081/the-opposite-of-schadenfreude-vicarious-embarrassment http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/05/why-your-embarassment-causes-me-so-much-pain/ Cringe subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/cringe awkward hug gifs: http://giphy.com/search/awkward-hug Embarrassment: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/11/embarrassment.aspx The Dictionary...
Why Do We Clap? 10:30
Why Do We Clap?
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Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS BELOW! All music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow Really neat Grand Illusions video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-IYQntl9C0 Grand Illusions (site): http://www.grand-illusions.com/ Loudest clap: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-2000/loudest-clap/ Fastest clap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z571ByeNbPQ WEsauce: http://www.youtube.com/wesauce My video on...
Is Anything Real? 11:32
Is Anything Real?
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UNANSWERED QUESTIONS MEGA-COLLAB: http://youtu.be/UFydagCS9fg Follow me: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS/SOURCES: music by: http://www.youtube.com/user/jakechudnow/ song at end: "Pious Reflection" by Paul Mottram downloaded from http://www.audionetwork.com/ it's on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kszd5IGq_k Human senses: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/question242.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense Color illusion: http://loriputnampaints.blogspot.com.es/2010_03_01_archive.html Audio...
What is Déjà vu? 06:36
What is Déjà vu?
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Learn more: music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Great article about constant Deja vu: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/02/magazine/02dejavu.html?pagewanted=all Blindsight obstacle course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwGmWqX0MnM Blindsight (science channel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwQe_FH1i1w: Blindsight article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/health/23blin.html Excellent blindsight demonstration for people who...
How People Disappear 13:23
How People Disappear
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Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Sources and MORE stories below! Target story: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&hp& World population clock: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ How to disappear: http://lifehacker.com/5676149/how-to-ditch-big-brother-and-disappear-forever http://amzn.com/1599219778 http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2012/03/how-to-disappear-completely-and-never-be-found/ DOCUMENTARIES: "A Certain Kind of Death": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErooOhzE268 The Imposter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966604/ various articles about...
The Science of the Friend Zone 09:13
The Science of the Friend Zone
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Subscribe to Vsauce and follow @tweetsauce for knowledge points! MUSIC BY: https://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow Wild Sex episode: http://bit.ly/VNLpGl My episode about how much money love is worth: http://bit.ly/UO91ZJ Can guys and...
Where Do Deleted Files Go? 10:35
Where Do Deleted Files Go?
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Follow Michael Stevens for neat things every day! http://www.Twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW MUSIC BY: http://www.YouTube.com/JakeChudnow final song is "Midnight Sound" by Gareth Johnson / David O'Brien from: http://www.audionetwork.com Lost...
m͏̺͓̲̥̪í͇͔̠ś̷͎̹̲̻̻̘̝t̞̖͍͚̤k̥̞à̸͕̮͍͉̹̰͚̰ẹ̶̢̪s͏̨͈̙̹̜͚̲ ̛̬͓͟ 09:46
m͏̺͓̲̥̪í͇͔̠ś̷͎̹̲̻̻̘̝t̞̖͍͚̤k̥̞à̸͕̮͍͉̹̰͚̰ẹ̶̢̪s͏̨͈̙̹̜͚̲ ̛̬͓͟
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LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW First and last songs by Zach McCoy CHECK HIM OUT: https://zachmccoy.bandcamp.com/ Zach McCoy on YouTube: http://youtu.be/L5QONwu_grc http://youtu.be/BAHYLTbMNuw other music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow FOLLOW Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Ze Frank video...
INSIDE a Spherical Mirror 07:14
INSIDE a Spherical Mirror
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FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS: http://www.Twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW Vsauce3 -- What Does Star Wars Look Like?: http://youtu.be/Jq-NnQmI_2c Vsauce2 -- Star Wars LÜT! http://bit.ly/14drXDc Science Friction episode on Star Wars...
Names 07:54
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FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants Kevin is VSAUCE2: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce2 music by: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow Top 1000 US first names over time INTERACTIVE: http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager surname geographical distribution INTERACTIVE:...
What Will We Miss? 09:49
What Will We Miss?
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Follow Michael Stevens for MORE: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW When was I conceived? http://www.whenwasiconceived.com Another conception calculator if the above link is down: http://www.paulsadowski.com/Birthday.asp (you can also Google...
Why Are Bad Words Bad? 10:46
Why Are Bad Words Bad?
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Follow Michael Stevens for more: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW! Music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow Marchex Institute study: http://blog.marchex.com/2013/05/15/marchex-data-reveals-ohioans-curse-the-most-in-the-country-washingtonians-the-least/ Canada's most vulgar city: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/01/23/canadas-most-vulgar-city_n_1224323.html "Bad" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bad "Grawlixes": http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673017/quimps-plewds-and-grawlixes-the-secret-language-of-comic-strips Mort Walker - The...
What Is Consciousness? 07:16
What Is Consciousness?
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LEANBACK IS HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoR0bMohcNo&list=PLE3048008DAA29B0A&feature=plpp_play_all Music courtesy of Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/jakechudnow TWITTER: @tweetsauce FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming Learn more: Cleverbot: http://cleverbot.com/ Wikipedia on Consciousness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness Philosophical ZOMBIES: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zombies/ NAMI on Anosognosia: http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Mental_Illnesses/Schizophrenia9/Anosognosia_Fact_Sheet.htm Information is Beautiful on Consciousness...
Why Don't We Taxidermy Humans? 11:09
Why Don't We Taxidermy Humans?
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Click here to subscribe to Vsauce (it's free!): http://bit.ly/POIaN7 LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC: Big thanks to my friend at Order Of The Good Death...
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? 08:17
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
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Thanks to Bill Nye! Check him out here: http://www.billnye.com/ http://planetary.org/ Vsauce3: http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce3 FOLLOW @TWEETSAUCE: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Vsauce MERCH: http://www.districtlines.com/Vsauce Music by Jake Chudnow: http://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow Great list of how famous people would approach the...
Spooky Coincidences? 14:45
Spooky Coincidences?
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Donate to Comic Relief’s SCHOOL OF YOUTUBE: http://comicrelief.com/SOYT THERE’S MORE! Click to watch the LEANBACK playlist: http://bit.ly/YwNHiF my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce my instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants “7 Laws of Magical Thinking”: http://magicalthinkingbook.com/ “The...
Why Do We Wear Clothes? 09:42
Why Do We Wear Clothes?
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CLICK HERE to follow us to Vsauce2 -- http://bit.ly/X8elqv Intro cameo by my 1 tru luv Hannah Hart: http://bit.ly/YzjPtU SOURCES: history of clothing: http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/28/1/29.full Etymology of embarrassment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarrassment#Etymology The fear...
Are We Ready For Aliens? 10:37
Are We Ready For Aliens?
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What if You Were Born in Space? 13:23
What if You Were Born in Space?
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Subscribe to join the sauce! http://bit.ly/POIaN7 Cool stuff every day: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Links to learn more below: music by http://youtube.com/JakeChudnow "Space Oddity" sung in space by Chris Hadfield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com Tears in...
Why do we ask questions? Michael 17:35
Why do we ask questions? Michael "Vsauce" Stevens at TEDxVienna
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Michael Stevens the persona behind the YouTube sensation Vsauce, is an online personality with an entertaining approach to explaining the science behind seemingly ordinary, everyday...
Moving Illusions 10:47
Moving Illusions
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The newest Mind Blow on Vsauce2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkAIR5p9Ni8 LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW: FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce music by http://www.youtube.com/Jakechudnow and http://www.audionetwork.com brusspup anamorphic illusions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNHPk-Lnkk ANOMALOUS MOTION by Akiyoshi Kitaoka: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/motion12e.html "Out of Focus"...
Will We Ever Run Out of New Music? 11:48
Will We Ever Run Out of New Music?
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Click here to subscribe to Vsauce (it's free!): http://bit.ly/POIaN7 Follow Michael Stevens: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce Links Below: Axis of Awesome 4 Chords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOlDewpCfZQ Interactive video demonstrating common meter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZqR_M20Y48 Everything is a...
A Defense of Comic Sans 09:53
A Defense of Comic Sans
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𝕴𝖓 𝕯𝖊𝖋𝖊𝖓𝖘𝖊 𝕺𝖋 𝕮𝖔𝖒𝖎𝖈 𝕾𝖆𝖓𝖘 Even the geniuses at CERN use Comic Sans: http://img.clubic.com/05281294-photo-presentation-boson-higgs-cern.jpg Gunnarolla's AWESOME Comic Sans SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBibXwwLBts David Kadavy's "Why You Hate Comic Sans" [great...
How Old Can We Get? 04:34
How Old Can We Get?
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Links to learn more: Like us on facebook! http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming All music by Jake Chudnow: http://soundcloud.com/jakechudnow General info on aging: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senescence Oldest People Ever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_verified_oldest_people Oldest People who are STILL ALIVE:...
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"Cosmological Principle" by Zach McCoy [VIDEO]: http://ow.ly/o2yI6
"Cosmological Principle" by Zach McCoy on iTunes: http://ow.ly/o2Al4


Genie documentary: http://ow.ly/o2ymk

VICE deprivation documentary: http://ow.ly/o2yjx

10MinutesOfYourLife channel: http://ow.ly/o2yJz

take a train across Russia: http://ru-train.appspot.com/en

Boredom Proness Scale:

1 for highly disagree 4 for neutral 7 for highly agree

Excel file download: http://ow.ly/o2yOg

Great books on boredom:


"bore" etymology: http://etymonline.com/?term=bore

Jennifer Schuelssler article on boredom: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/books/review/Schuessler-t.html?_r=1&

Anna Gosline article on boredom: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bored--find-something-to-live-for

Flow: http://ow.ly/o2ESd

GANZFELD EFFECT HOW-TO: http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Graphic/2009/01/10/11brain2axx__1231575167_0544.jpg

Sensory Deprivation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_deprivation

More Genie links:


Thomas Silverstien: http://ow.ly/o2ykG

Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrasting_and_categorization_of_emotions

more boredom links:


Besides last song, 'Trip Hop' song, and reflective guitar song: MUSIC by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow

Trip Hop and guitar music from: http://www.audionetwork.com
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