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Vsauce was created by Michael Stevens in the summer of 2010.
Vsauce is...
Michael Stevens: Producer/Host of Vsauce1
Kevin Lieber: Producer/Host of Vsauce2
Jake Roper: Producer/Host of Vsauce3
Eric Langlay: VFX for Vsauce1/2/3
You: Thanks for watching!!!

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  • The Stilwell Brain S3 (Ep 3)

    The Stilwell Brain S3 (Ep 3)

    Vor 3 Tage
    There are 100 billion individual neurons in the human brain. Working together, they allow us to make sense of, and move through, the world around us.
  • Brains and Language

    Brains and Language

    Vor 10 Tage
    Michael and Dr. Terrence Deacon discuss the connection between language and the physical brain.
  • Moral Licensing S3 (Ep 2)

    Moral Licensing S3 (Ep 2)

    Vor 10 Tage
    How are our moral decisions influenced by factors we're not aware of? A phenomenon known as Moral Licensing claims that when we do something good, we ...
  • The Origins of Disgust

    The Origins of Disgust

    Vor 10 Tage
    With the help of Cecile Sarabian, Dr. Andrew MacIntosh and some fake poop, Michael observes levels of disgust among Japanese Macaques.
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Rock, Paper, Scissors

    Vor 10 Tage
    Kyoto University Ph.D. candidate Jie Gao shares her research involving Chimpanzees and the schoolyard game “Rock, Paper, Scissors.”
  • The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis S3 (Ep 1)

    The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis S3 (Ep 1)

    Vor 10 Tage
    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 ...
  • Sending a Signal - Mind Field S2

    Sending a Signal - Mind Field S2

    Vor 11 Monate
    I interview principal research statistician David Friedenberg about his role in analyzing all the data collected in a project aimed at helping a paralyzed man move ...
  • The Electric Brain - Mind Field S2 (Ep 8)

    The Electric Brain - Mind Field S2 (Ep 8)

    Vor 11 Monate
    Our nervous system is fundamentally electric. We move our arm by sending a signal to the muscles that control it. That means we can bypass our brains and use ...
  • Marcie Bockbrader Interview - Mind Field S2

    Marcie Bockbrader Interview - Mind Field S2

    Vor 11 Monate
    Research Physiatrist Marcie Bockbrader talks to me about a brain-computer interface project that is helping a paralyzed man move his arm.
  • Dynamic Duet - Mind Field S2

    Dynamic Duet - Mind Field S2

    Vor 11 Monate
    Jazz pianist Dave O'Brien and his student Derek Paravicini play an impressive piano duet for me.
  • The Musical Savant - Mind Field S2

    The Musical Savant - Mind Field S2

    Vor 11 Monate
    Derek Paravicini, a blind, autistic pianist and musical savant, sits down with me at the keyboard and shows off his incredible range of musical styles.
  • Hearing Test - Mind Field S2

    Hearing Test - Mind Field S2

    Vor 11 Monate
    Let's do a little test. I'll play two tones and you see if you're one of the few people who can notice a difference between them.
  • Divergent Minds - Mind Field S2 (Ep 7)

    Divergent Minds - Mind Field S2 (Ep 7)

    Vor 11 Monate
    Scientists can't dissect living people's brains to study their function. But by examining the behavior of people whose brains are atypical (due to stroke, injury, ...
  • Thought Implant - Mind Field S2

    Thought Implant - Mind Field S2

    Vor year
    Check out the final stage of our power of suggestion test, where we try to convince our subjects that a brain scanner can implant a number in their minds.
  • Sham Acupuncture - Mind Field S2

    Sham Acupuncture - Mind Field S2

    Vor year
    I go deeper into accessory-assisted placebos by discussing sham acupuncture-and getting stuck with a few needles in the process.
  • Unleashed - Mind Field S2

    Unleashed - Mind Field S2

    Vor year
    I attempt to discuss placebos, but my furry co-star keeps stealing the scene.
  • The Power of Suggestion - Mind Field S2 (Ep 6)

    The Power of Suggestion - Mind Field S2 (Ep 6)

    Vor year
    Exactly how do placebos work? Researchers believe that, through the power of suggestion, placebos may unleash the power of our own subconscious minds to ...
  • Hero in the Sky - Mind Field S2

    Hero in the Sky - Mind Field S2

    Vor year
    I interview Shirley Dygert, a first time skydiver, and her tandem skydiving instructor, Dave Hartsock, about a treacherous skydive they both miraculously survived.
  • How to Make a Hero - Mind Field S2 (Ep 5)

    How to Make a Hero - Mind Field S2 (Ep 5)

    Vor year
    What makes a hero? Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist behind the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, now runs seminars to teach everyday people how to ...
  • Mr. Xtreme - Mind Field S2

    Mr. Xtreme - Mind Field S2

    Vor year
    In San Diego, real-life superheroes walk the streets as part of the Xtreme Justice League. I chat with Mr. Xtreme, one of the league's most visible members, ...

KOMMENTARE

  • Always a pleasure to watch your work! You're doing just amazing!

    3em33em3Vor year
  • BTW, I think you've attracted a whole new demographic with the spit facts you gave! Good job!

    Aidan AbregovAidan AbregovVor 2 years
  • The memes of you are friggin hilarious! While on the subject, I think people would be interested in a video about the cause and effect of memes and the psychology behind why some gain traction and others don't. Maybe using a population exposure algorithm similar to that of a virus??

    Aidan AbregovAidan AbregovVor 2 years
  • I have asked everyone this question, please will you make a video covering this? I'm desperate!!!!! A fly is flying around in a car, the fly never touches any surface in the car only fly’s around in the air inside the car. The car accelerates. does the fly slam in to the rear window. or does the fly continue to fly uninterrupted? If this is the case does the fly have to fly at the same speed at the car?

    Heather KileyHeather KileyVor 2 years
  • Hi Michele! Dave here! I have to make a video presentation of a scientific phenomena and I am here to ask if I could use the 3D models that you used in your last video?

    Berserk PandaBerserk PandaVor 2 years
  • Could Vsauce please make a video about how a plane propeller and wing work?

    Jason CleggJason CleggVor 2 years
  • Hey, when stars collapse into black holes - how do they go from some mass to infinite mass? if the density is infinite, surely the gravity must reach infinity by incremental increase?

    hamsifardeekayhamsifardeekayVor 2 years
    • not infinite mass, but you know, infinite - density? or how does it acquire the point of singularity?

      hamsifardeekayhamsifardeekayVor 2 years
  • Hi Vsauce, just wanted to mention that youtube is deleting subscribers for no reason, i had Vsauce subscription before, and i notice lot of others subscriptions was deleted too by youtube for no reason, this is a really bad behaivior. Now i'm subscribed again. Greetings.

    TotorusTotorusVor 2 years
  • Please do a video about antigravity maybe, im sure it has something to do with magic number

    Mozarc2045 MuMozarc2045 MuVor 2 years
  • please do a video about magic number 54.7356 its the angle where you viewed from an hypercube and it looks like a hexagon its the arctan squareroot of 2 and it has something to do with nuclear stuff as well im not sure about it, but i feel like this number has something to do with antigravity (sounds crazy) I think you have the power to dive deep inside so please do a video about it!!! Thanks

    Mozarc2045 MuMozarc2045 MuVor 2 years
  • Vsauce, what do you opine concerning the FLAT EARTH THEORY?

    Henry JacksonHenry JacksonVor 2 years
  • Could you do a video about the etymology of ginger and how it became a slang word for redheads. Thanks Anna

    Anna & Steve LadsonAnna & Steve LadsonVor 2 years
  • you're frigin smart

    gamer memayne12gamer memayne12Vor 2 years
  • With the changes to DE-visions, how will this channel stay relevant when they only consider watch time and number of video's put out?

    A Supremely Unremarkable BrickA Supremely Unremarkable BrickVor 2 years
  • I'm not subbed to you, please stop having your videos pop up in my subscription feed. It's very annoying.

    KhodakadahmiKhodakadahmiVor 2 years
  • Question. What does a mirror look like when no one is looking? Is it even a mirror? We see a reflection based on our angle, but if we're not there, what does it actually look like?

    Daniel Hernando Ochoa NietoDaniel Hernando Ochoa NietoVor 2 years
  • You scare me.

    nuninuniVor 2 years
  • Lies Lies Lies Fake Fake Fake

    Flat EarthFlat EarthVor 2 years
  • can you gues that what will happen when 10g of anti mater will be found by humans???????

    Siddhansh ManikothSiddhansh ManikothVor 2 years
  • Can you do an episode on wind

    Natasha DawsonNatasha DawsonVor 2 years
  • How fast is the speed of thought?

    The Phoenix-Feathered RavenThe Phoenix-Feathered RavenVor 2 years
  • Where are you man ? waiting eagerly for your next video.

    siddhanta bhattasiddhanta bhattaVor 2 years
  • Hello! Vsauce. I am a Hong Konger, i like your videos! Recently, you had talked about the mars, i raised a question. Is the radio signal able to transmitted messages faster than speed of light? Just like the movie, Starwars the clone wars it simultaneously send out the order 66 to kill all jedi across the galaxy including the outer rim? i mean it is way too more easy to do it compared with the hyperspace technologies which need to accelerate exceed the speed of light with mass, right? Thank you for your times! (it may be a little bit dumb and sorry for my poor englishXD)

    Ysk88cmYsk88cmVor 2 years
  • Why don't make a video about murphy's law? :)

    tedi velikotedi velikoVor 2 years
    • I think he has done one, not sure which...

      RickyRickyVor 2 years
  • Hey Vsauce, I have a question which has been bugging for the past hour in the shower: can ideas ever get copyrighted? Can one get sued for implementing someone else's idea in which he gains total or part of the profit? Let me try to illustrate what I mean. Imagine, one day you wake up with a million dollar idea for an app. You have thought through its feasibility and manageability and it all sounds perfect but you have only one problem - you do not know how to make an app. Alright. No big deal. You'll solve this problem and outsource this seemingly challenging and difficult task to an app developer. Then after meeting up with this app developer and sharing with him what you want the app to do, what features should exist and perhaps how the app will work, he comes up with a reason and rejects the job offer. However, a few months pass by and you found out that the app maker has literally taken your idea, your vision and turned it into reality. The app you envisioned has been created by this man himself and he is now earning big bucks from the app he created and from the idea he thought of himself, or at least that is what he claims. Now, this brings me back to the main gist of my question. To what extent, if any, can ideas be copied? Are there any set boundaries to which one can take someone else's abstract, intangible idea and pass it off as their original work? Is there anything wrong to taking someone else's idea and making it yours and then a reality? After all, you did the hard work. Ultimately, can ideas be subjected to the jurisdiction of the state and trialed for plagiarism? It would be very intriguing to me and I'm sure many others as well if you could do a video regarding this topic. I have been a fan of Vsauce, Vsauce2 and Vsauce3 for quite a while now and I would say that all of you have put in an enormous amount of effort in creating these videos and it shows in the content that you upload. You guys are doing great, and have done great so far, and I wish you all the best for the future. Keep doing what you enjoy, and as always, thanks for reading ;)

    Anous RastaAnous RastaVor 2 years
  • You guys post wayyyyyyyyyyy too infrequently now. I think you were the first channel I subscribed to. I don't see the point anymore though, the content is so infrequent. It's like you all assume you don't have to do anything anymore because you all got famous. Fame doesn't last. Do something new guys, or get out of the spotlight.

    1owk3y1owk3yVor 2 years
  • can you make a video on Matrix Universe

    Sri_876Sri_876Vor 2 years
  • Hey Michael, I have an interesting question that may or may not catch your interest. Can you eat an alien? Of course, currently we don't know of any extraterrestrial life forms right now, but let's assume there were. Us humans and other heterotrophs must survive by eating other life forms. Those life forms we eat are made of individual cells, which in turn is made of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids as well as other organic or inorganic chemicals and trace elements suspended in a bubble of water kept together by a phospholipid bilayer. All the same carbon-based stuff we are made of and that makes sense, we eat those things because they have the same stuff that our body is made of so we can use what we eat to build our bodies or break it down for releasing the energy that keeps our bodies running. However, what would happen when you eat something alien, that may not be made of lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and it's genetics may or may not be based on nucleic acid? Would it even be carbon based? Would it use water as a solvent for it's chemicals or something else? What are the possibilities of what alien life is made off?

    Nesslig 20Nesslig 20Vor 2 years
  • Ok sounds like a stupid but when u break it down can u answer.... What's the difference between electricity and fire

    hitman1502hitman1502Vor 2 years
  • A video on the science of gut feelings please.

    Mohammed AdelMohammed AdelVor 2 years
  • @Vsauce If the live show does well enough will you and Adam consider coming to Australia

    ScreemingBadgerScreemingBadgerVor 2 years
  • Hi, If you like science, nature and beautiful videos come to my new channel called MIKOSKOPIA. Please share with me your ideas and suggestions for improving the channel and making awesome new videos :). Of course thank you Vsauce for your amazing videos. Miko

    MIKOSKOPIAMIKOSKOPIAVor 2 years
  • i want you to come Egypt if it possible............

    Amr ElsawafAmr ElsawafVor 2 years
  • I have a question. If a person is born with visibility in only one eye, will that person be able to have depth perception? Also, if a person loses visibility in one eye during the course of his/her life, how does that person's brain handle depth information? Will that person lose depth perception or will brain somehow handle it based on previous memories?

    Karthikeya RKarthikeya RVor 2 years
  • Can you do a video on the Mandela Effect? Not so much the conspiracy effect but the psychological confabulation of memories, such as entire generations of people remembering the famous lines of "Mirror, mirror on the wall" from Snow White, but the actual line is "Magic mirror on the wall", or "No, I am your father" being the line Darth Vader says yet everyone remembers it as Luke, I am your father"

    Jonathan HorowitzJonathan HorowitzVor 2 years
  • Why the temperature can't go below -273.15 Celsius?

    VetadoreVetadoreVor 2 years
  • Can you please explain einstein's theory of relativity.......

    Muhammad UmerMuhammad UmerVor 2 years
  • WAAAAZAAAAAAAAP

    Bird MomBird MomVor 2 years
  • Michael, you must have a bunch of random facts that you stumbled upon during your research. Would you make a video specifically about these?

    King MongkutKing MongkutVor 2 years
  • hey michael do you reckon you could do a video on size as in like "nothingness" that something cannot be divided into nothingness, like atoms being divided infinitely

    Lewis VogelsLewis VogelsVor 2 years
  • congratulations on getting this far and keeping things interesting ive been a sub before you broke a million nice job Vsauce gang

    yesyesVor 2 years
  • Just throwing this out there. The disco ball moon made this come to mind for some reason. I can't find a single other video about it and it'd be a pretty neat "What if?" video. What if all of the worlds buildings were 1 story high? Not accounting for subterranean structures like fallout shelters, bunkers, and stuff like that.

    Delta DrewDelta DrewVor 2 years
  • Maybe this is the stupid question but: Will we ever be able to make a detailed and accurate 3D map of our galaxy considering that all its stars and planets are moving around? Does it mean it would have to be updated after some periods of time? (I know this movement is really insignificant in vastness of universe but lets assume that the map should be really accurate)

    Roman MitickyRoman MitickyVor 2 years
  • Vsauce do "Why do we get dizzy?"

    Ty InfiniteTy InfiniteVor 2 years
    • that's not a bad idea, but relatively simple so I doubt he'd manae to get much info/time for a vid out of it :)

      Play ThemesPlay ThemesVor 2 years
  • Hey Michael, I don't know if you read these... but if you do, thank you for all of the great vids. My kid thinks you are a superhero. I do too.

    Ray Mr333Ray Mr333Vor 2 years
    • IKR!!!! (preempted it)

      Ray Mr333Ray Mr333Vor 2 years
  • Why do we love music? (i mean they are just waves, but we can enjoy them somehow)

    TTToT96TTToT96Vor 2 years
  • Whats the fuss. No offence I love V sause and even subscribe, however there is an apparent lack of dedication. Clearly. Before you say it, his content is amazing but there are other channels that post amazing content too and more regularly for example Film theory/ game theory with MatPat. If you guys are interested with theories and science go check his channel out its fantastic.

    over poweredover poweredVor 2 years
  • What gives us taste? If taste is just information why does my brain choose certain things to like? Growing up as a child how to my tastebuds change and come to be? Is it possible for taste buds to die? Who started milking cows and drinking it?

    Steven LozanoSteven LozanoVor 2 years
  • i was randomly unsubbed !

    Toby BrooksToby BrooksVor 2 years
  • I think that you and Mat Pat From Game Theory and Film Theory. Should make a video together. You have channels that seem very unrelated. Yet I recently watched your Ted talk about questions and found that you guys do the same thing Just for mostly different audiences. If they were completely different I would never be able to interest you in this wonderful opportunity.

    Titus JamesTitus JamesVor 2 years
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