The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis S3 (Ep 1)


Luis Toby
Luis Toby

Now am gay

Vor 10 Minuten
Mohsen Kanani
Mohsen Kanani

I was expecting "hey Vsauce!"at the beginning :(

Vor 12 Minuten
Paula Richter
Paula Richter

They missed the chance to say charing is caring ahhh

Vor 19 Minuten
Yusuf Seedat
Yusuf Seedat

I'm gonna have to pay for youtube just so I can watch the rest

Vor 19 Minuten
Jair Kappel
Jair Kappel

10:56 Michael's Yeahh is my favorite part xD

Vor 20 Minuten
Leandro S
Leandro S

Incredible!

Vor 23 Minuten
SiaarZH
SiaarZH

hmm... so basically our governments are ran by chimpanzees.

Vor 47 Minuten
palewine
palewine

What makes us human is... sharing?? Plenty of animals share with each other. This is not a specifically human trait at all. Furthermore, acquiring a mental ability (like language) doesn't *necessarily* have to sacrifice brain space. With the brain, size is not equal to functional power. For instance, Neanderthals had bigger brains than us.

Vor 55 Minuten
Mateo Fuego
Mateo Fuego

Inb4 watching passed the intro. I theorize our ability to talk clogs our mind of too much words leaving no room for other memory things

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Rex Galilae
Rex Galilae

I feel like I wanna watch a Disney movie on this

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Charlie Metzger
Charlie Metzger

I'm interested to see how humans do when presented with letters/words instead of numbers. for instance put all the letters for APPLE on the screen jumbled and then the human has to pick the letters in the correct order to spell the word. I think humans would do much better with words and letters being flashed to them quickly rather than numbers 1-9

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svein torger søberg
svein torger søberg

One thing that is missing from the study is how the vizual information(understanding the world around you for animals with "bad" or not traditional eyes) and is prosesed faster in animals with less inteligense and less komplex language unless they have somthing that makes up for that ability. That means we see less frames per seconds is seen by us then a chimp. Dogs can not eaven see what is happening on screen, because their vizual system do not get fooled by the RGB pixels

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David S.
David S.

I'll be back with my free trial of YouTube Red when the season is complete.

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Stop reading my comment
Stop reading my comment

I wish I could watch every episode for free

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doeskrippsayheyguyshowsitgoingkripparianhereoino
doeskrippsayheyguyshowsitgoingkripparianhereoino

Let's be honest, train a human child since birth, like that chimpanzee, how to play this game and chances are they'll perform just as well if not significantly better.

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CoolMan Caravan
CoolMan Caravan

I feel like a monkey when I can't remember my dang e-mail password

Vor 2 Stunden
Adam A
Adam A

I'm sorry but I have a couple of complaints about this entire episode. Saying that chimps have some sort of special memorization ability is just simply not true. I feel like this is something you can compare to a dog learning tricks and nothing else. Granted that chimps can recognize numerals but aside from that it's abolutly nothing special. Having micheal take the test and immidiatly fail at the 0.5 second test is like a doctor trying to be a car mechanic and compare to a professional in a matter of seconds. It requires training and time but eventually the doctor might be as good as the car mechanic. Same with this test. Have a human child take this test over and over for a year or two and you will have a child with really good recognition and reflexes necessary to ace this test. sorry I love your videos but you even mention in the video that the difficutly of the tests depend on the indivudual chimp. @ 6:10

Vor 2 Stunden
Adam Foster
Adam Foster

It would be interesting to see how someone who has no language would do, is it actually our brain structure or just development as we learn language

Vor 2 Stunden
Dragos Cummins
Dragos Cummins

I really like and respect you but at 2:18.... wow.... that shirt really doesn't go with those pants. The pants are ellegant and nice and the belt is nice but that shirt is for a farmer.... why did you make that combo? You should have used a white shirt.

Vor 2 Stunden
Adam Foster
Adam Foster

So basically chimps have less going on in their minds, which means they can operate more efficiently. Its like a computer, if theres lots going on, ot takes longer

Vor 2 Stunden
Jeppe Tørnblad
Jeppe Tørnblad

1:44 getting stranger things vibes ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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The anciant swordsman
The anciant swordsman

Still believe in God

Vor 2 Stunden
Jacek Masterofalltrades
Jacek Masterofalltrades

The construction of the monkey valley is pure genius,bravo and respect to the Japanese science !

Vor 3 Stunden
Tim Roll
Tim Roll

Couldn't this study of Chimp memory be able to be applied to the study of how younger generations become more adept to technology as the need for the technology to seemingly survive because of this technology has increased? I see a parallel between how Ai, who I am totally guessing, didn't grow up with this touch screen technology and is a bit slower with only 3 numbers, while Ayumu who is growing up with this touch screen technology is nailing it like a boss with 9 numbers is really similar to how the younger human generation can navigate digital technology better than their parents. In this current generation of the internet we now use our smartphones to order stuff like food, and look for housing the next generation will rely on it even more as it becomes a staple of our civilization. So does that use of technology impact the memory of the younger chimp growing up with the use of the technology compared to the mother who didn't grow up with it; or are we just bringing the chimps from the stone age, which I heard they are currently at with using stone tools, to the technological age where they use touch screens with this experiment?

Vor 3 Stunden
Vishal Gauba
Vishal Gauba

does anyone else miss vsauce's old original videos

Vor 3 Stunden
Mikey Confalone
Mikey Confalone

I want to know who tf is disliking this video?? If the topic doesn't interest you just move on. Or do you dislike learning? If so I'm so sorry you have to live such a boring life like that :(

Vor 4 Stunden
Scott Free
Scott Free

So dumb

Vor 4 Stunden
nicholas osmond
nicholas osmond

I doubt that was the first attempt by the chimp. It was trained to do that. give any human the same amount of time training to do that and I would imagine the results would be very different than trying this "test" for the first time.

Vor 4 Stunden
Daan Smets
Daan Smets

1:51 Is this background music in Stranger Things?

Vor 4 Stunden
Deven Waddell
Deven Waddell

It takes a special kind of person to believe we have a common ancestor with this animal

Vor 4 Stunden
Aiman Ettaouil
Aiman Ettaouil

Hey vsauceee

Vor 4 Stunden
ScarFred
ScarFred

Нифига не понятно

Vor 4 Stunden
AGJ
AGJ

You come from monkeys?🙈🙉🙊🐒

Vor 4 Stunden
Dhruba Kumar Gautam
Dhruba Kumar Gautam

michal so the person who cannot speak are more intelligent than us????????????????

Vor 5 Stunden
john clhugyugihjbvgbkj
john clhugyugihjbvgbkj

2:04, One, we are. not animals.

Vor 5 Stunden
Kshitiz Poudel
Kshitiz Poudel

vsauce plz come back for us

Vor 5 Stunden
Joe Round
Joe Round

They're using professional hired actors

Vor 5 Stunden
cotrufo cotrufo
cotrufo cotrufo

watch some of my videos i will giveaway some italian cotrufo's oil

Vor 5 Stunden
Tips 4 truckers
Tips 4 truckers

Well, Michael is jewish so he is smarter than 90% of the world's population so he doesn't really represent the average human.

Vor 5 Stunden
Это Белый
Это Белый

невероятно интересно

Vor 5 Stunden
dueyfuckuey
dueyfuckuey

That was cool, thanks.

Vor 5 Stunden
Noctis
Noctis

I think that the test may be skewed by our focus. The human mind is particularly good at honing in on specific areas-it's a part of our very narrow scope of vision-and that could hinder memorization. The human eye would have to focus on each number, or at least group of numbers, to recognize where they are. Things completely out of the ordinary can pass through the background, and so long as we are focused on the foreground, we will not see it.

Vor 5 Stunden
the filth
the filth

I missed vsuace's old videos. Now if I want to watch his videos I have to pay. The while point of vsuace that it's free. Even if I wanted to pay I live in a country that doesn't have YouTube premium/red.

Vor 6 Stunden
the filth
the filth

I missed vsuace's old videos. Now if I want to watch his videos I have to pay. The while point of vsuace that it's free. Even if I wanted to pay I live in a country that doesn't have YouTube premium/red.

Vor 6 Stunden
DANIEL ALIN RAD
DANIEL ALIN RAD

you are so desperate to show some piece of evidence for evolution that you invent any stupidity...

Vor 6 Stunden
Spencer Eccles
Spencer Eccles

They have this game on a couple of the Brain Age titles

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Freedom Evolution
Freedom Evolution

wow

Vor 6 Stunden
Isaac M. Costa
Isaac M. Costa

I understand this dudes want to make money, but imagine, every month i have to pay for the internet I use to watch this stuff, the TV I use, then my cell, then my home fone, water, electricity, house rent, buy food and all the normal home suplies we all need, buy all that nice stuff to my pup, I cant afford to pay to this subscrition series on YouTube. Sometimes I miss old times sake, internet is little by little becoming closed to every one. You need money to have internet at home and you will need even more money to access the stuff you like inside the internet. Basically internet is becoming a college in the US.

Vor 7 Stunden
Phenomenal Guy
Phenomenal Guy

Where the heck have you been? You were gone for (I don't know how many) months.

Vor 7 Stunden
Kenny Rood
Kenny Rood

This type of memory function in short term domain doesn't take into account alternative memory versus language function. If you changed the images to shapes with sides, and increase the sample size ou may find radically different results in humans. I agree that cognitive tradeoff may, in fact, be the evolutionary tradeoff. I disagree that human short term memory is what's lacking. We are associating numbers differently, shapes with sides will give a better hypothesis.

Vor 7 Stunden
Gamer Bom
Gamer Bom

Chimpanzees are humans 😂 i will stop watching since they get down from the trees and become humans

Vor 7 Stunden
Alex M
Alex M

Full of shit

Vor 7 Stunden
Алексей Алексеев
Алексей Алексеев

ВоваЗіЛьвова?

Vor 7 Stunden
Dark Angel
Dark Angel

there is so much to memorize when u r learning one language ...so many many words ...names places streets foods ...so maybe the less we try to memorize and remember ...the better our presence of mind wld be .....this research is seriously astonishing 😍😍😱😱

Vor 7 Stunden
young Al Pacino
young Al Pacino

O wow I stupid you could be the thing that you come from a monkey

Vor 7 Stunden
Razor Mureithi
Razor Mureithi

Great

Vor 7 Stunden
other
other

http://youtu.be/lK3SSkNrJfg

Vor 8 Stunden
Finnish Hookcross
Finnish Hookcross

Finally this continues

Vor 8 Stunden
Nijinsha Rahman
Nijinsha Rahman

Yo man you rock!

Vor 8 Stunden
etatauri
etatauri

honestly, this show is the only reason i keep youtube premium.

Vor 9 Stunden
AhmetYaq8bi
AhmetYaq8bi

*Q U A L I T Y C O N T E N T*

Vor 9 Stunden
Lauritz Hanson
Lauritz Hanson

Now we can declare them smarter than us. Now make one over us. Plus an excuse, and a check, and a pass for being lazy...

Vor 9 Stunden
Misan Throp
Misan Throp

we just survived because we learned how to destroy the world around us... we are cancer to the world. we are evolutions biggest mistake...

Vor 10 Stunden
dylpyl
dylpyl

I’m glad all these episodes aren’t free, the amount of fucking morons in the comment section playing scientist is gross and annoying.

Vor 11 Stunden
Steve Martin
Steve Martin

In Frans de Waal's latest book, 'Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are', he writes a bit about how many in the scientific community reacted negatively to Ayumu's memory feat. In the context of the book, (at least the first half), Frans is using this as an example of how limited we have been in defining and testing intelligence. In fact, he points out it was Japanese researchers who first introduced an empathetic viewpoint to studying Chimpanzees (omoiyari?). I am still in the process of reading the book, and I'm not sure if Frans is going to pursue the direction of the Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis, but as an applied linguist myself (and in Japanese colleges for the last 35 years), this theory sounds entirely plausible. One possible weak point of the theory though, is how, or if, it accounts for 'dark triad' personality traits among humans — machiavellian opportunists, narcissists, and psychopaths. But then again, chimpanzees also appear to have individually distinct temperaments, so we can presume not all of those temperaments are as 'loving' as that of bonobos. Combined with Dunbar's Number regarding cognitive constraints on social connections (and by implication, rule-driven hierarchies rather than empathy-driven communities), there are all kinds of implications regarding the moral (or immoral) nature of what it means to be a member of homo sapiens. p.s. Come to think of it, it is not just the moral implications that are intriguing. Far Eastern cultures such as Japan, Korea, and China stress the importance of rote-memorization, especially for high-stakes, standardized tests for college entrance exams (the Centa-Shiken in Japan, the Gao Kao in China). It is interesting from an anthropological viewpoint how an emphasis on rote memorization may affect cultural norms and political dynamics as well.

Vor 11 Stunden
Whirlybird
Whirlybird

I’m bringing a chimp to Vegas

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Imanuel Awad
Imanuel Awad

Nigga

Vor 11 Stunden
dieubermensch
dieubermensch

make them free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vor 11 Stunden
FrogFraction
FrogFraction

Isn't the logical conclusion that we lost our ability for short term precise memory because we didn't use it as much, not because of the lack of brainspace?

Vor 12 Stunden
zimizi
zimizi

his english is pretty good

Vor 12 Stunden
James Collin
James Collin

Never knew that chimps could count visually, that’s amazing.

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Player Unknown
Player Unknown

I bet that chimp can FC Freedom dive with HD DT

Vor 12 Stunden
William Warnemyr
William Warnemyr

Funny thing is I didn’t have a clue about this hypothesis until now, but I had the realization about this hypothesis and the stoned ape hypothesis and many others during LSD trips. Truth is out there

Vor 12 Stunden
Noah Stronach
Noah Stronach

I just had a thought. In the video he says that we may have lost the ability to memorise a number of things and their positions in a split second because we work in groups and can communicate with complex language, but I think we still have that ability, just in the form of language. If we see a sentence, we can snapshot it in our minds long enough to reread it and process it, and then say it out loud, all within a microsecond. I don’t think a chimp, even if it formed a language, could process words as quickly as we do, as it has no reason to. This might sound obvious but it’s never brought up in the video, at least from what I can remember.

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Yo Momz
Yo Momz

Well, I freely admit to being a human supremacist.

Vor 13 Stunden
Lady Relentless
Lady Relentless

I wonder if this is also why people with forms of autism or other non-verbal seem to have better short term memory functions.

Vor 14 Stunden
John Dahlberg
John Dahlberg

Can't hate on Micheal

Vor 14 Stunden
Y Lusta Lusta
Y Lusta Lusta

Bullocks

Vor 14 Stunden
Union
Union

How about MIND FIELD: The Movie?

Vor 14 Stunden
Luke Stein
Luke Stein

Look, more liberal, anti-Christ, anti-Christian rhetoric!

Vor 15 Stunden
Vape Lord Yoda
Vape Lord Yoda

Ok so basically I’m monkey

Vor 15 Stunden
I Am
I Am

I have aspergers. The test given to the chimps was pretty easy for me. I played along with him when he was doing the test :3 I'm proud to be as good at this game as my cousin, the chimp

Vor 15 Stunden
I Am
I Am

Oh my gosh, Michael!! I was going "nooooo top left corner" the whole time xD i would love to see someone with autism do this test. That's awesome

Vor 14 Stunden
Gastón Astore
Gastón Astore

Human: **crosses door** "why did I come to this room?"

Vor 15 Stunden
Randy Leonardo Mollo
Randy Leonardo Mollo

Very informative and interesting topic

Vor 15 Stunden
ppl v ppl
ppl v ppl

Lol this guy is a joke!!!... 7 millions ago. Hypothesis language Chimpanzees they strong then human? Lol

Vor 15 Stunden
Christopher Ingraham
Christopher Ingraham

This is stupid! You had the same two monkeys coming in doing something repetitive over and over to get their food now take a human day after day doing the same thing over and over to get food do you think they would be able to remember where their numbers were then I bet you they would. And why are not all the chimpanzees doing this? Why are they only two special champions. if this was something that commonly happen all of the chimpanzees should be able to come in there and do the exact same thing for the exact same reward but that's not what you're saying you're saying the two favorite ones that hardly ever make mistakes doing something that they've done repetitively over and over to receive a reward food.

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JM Salamanca
JM Salamanca

That doctor is sick 😂

Vor 16 Stunden
Hans Lozano Freitas
Hans Lozano Freitas

ES fabuloso, es lo mas hermoso que vi en todo este año 2018, gracias por compartir este maravilloso material científico. En Perú tenemos diversidad de especies para estudiar.

Vor 16 Stunden
Cristiano Vignuzzi
Cristiano Vignuzzi

Primates smoke loud 🔊

Vor 16 Stunden
Snowball Effect
Snowball Effect

I was able to get up to 4 or 5 of the numbers. i think i could fill in the rest via process of elimination.

Vor 16 Stunden
Milagros Ponce
Milagros Ponce

We are humans, we do not proceed from monkeys

Vor 16 Stunden
Estefany Turpo
Estefany Turpo

¿de que trata en general el canal?

Vor 16 Stunden
Trash Can
Trash Can

Super interesting just goes to show how very little we know

Vor 17 Stunden
Tooth&NailGaming
Tooth&NailGaming

Absolutely fascinating

Vor 17 Stunden
r315r4z0r
r315r4z0r

Am I the only one that noticed the peeing monkey at 4:47?

Vor 17 Stunden
Chris F
Chris F

I'm sorry, but all I see are people playing slot machines

Vor 17 Stunden
You Speak to a weeb
You Speak to a weeb

There is something strangley beautiful in the way professor Tetsuro says "Memory". It sounds very soft and comforting.

Vor 17 Stunden
Elizabeth Marchand
Elizabeth Marchand

How do these chimps know numerical order?!

Vor 17 Stunden
Zach McLellan
Zach McLellan

8:30 Ha! serves you right for kicking us out of the forest

Vor 18 Stunden
NFSHeld
NFSHeld

Next up: "Hey, Vsauce! Ayumu here."

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