Behavior and Belief

  • Am Vor 2 years

    VsauceVsauce

    How can a lie become true? In this episode, Dr. Aaron Blaisdell and I create a game show that is actually a giant “human Skinner Box” to observe the formation of superstitious beliefs. And Dr. Samuel Veissière helps me design and perform a placebo reverse exorcism, harnessing the power of belief in both science and religion to convince normal people that a spirit has possessed their bodies.

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Yudha F Piano
Yudha F Piano

I also will got reverse exorcised if someone make a study and tell me that vsauce is not really the name of a sauce

Vor 2 Tage
Paul The pew pew guy
Paul The pew pew guy

Like the Aztecs with sacrifices and rain

Vor 4 Tage
AntTheKnee • 14 years ago
AntTheKnee • 14 years ago

26:33

Vor 6 Tage
Yoko Byeol
Yoko Byeol

Oh my god JUST WATCH TOWER OF GOD THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENS The protagonists have to go through a challenge that has nothing to do with the clues they believe they are given ... It just has to do with taking act before five minutes pass. And tower of god goes way back, even before mind field or that overrated squid game.

Vor 6 Tage
Khatharr Malkavian
Khatharr Malkavian

I love that Michael ended the show by stating his own false belief.

Vor 8 Tage
Khatharr Malkavian
Khatharr Malkavian

The girl wearing the magic crystal is the one who had a vision, lol.

Vor 8 Tage
EMS 76
EMS 76

The McGill psychologist ... quite a handsome fellow.

Vor 9 Tage
Suneth D. B.
Suneth D. B.

Woah thia comment section is meme gold mine.

Vor 19 Tage
Suneth D. B.
Suneth D. B.

You know what I wanna be like Mr. Michael Stevans One day. Actually to a greater extent I do behave like this sir. Great series BTW.

Vor 19 Tage
kajortoq
kajortoq

of course Michael would name it the Human Skinner Box

Vor 21 Tag
kajortoq
kajortoq

of course Michael would name it the Human Skinner Box

Vor 21 Tag
Viggo Ny Thomassen
Viggo Ny Thomassen

9:17 hes kind of got it right

Vor 21 Tag
Mineguin
Mineguin

Let’s all admit we have tried to become your favorite character in anime

Vor 26 Tage
Cyanimation
Cyanimation

"Human Skinner Box" sounds a lot more malicious than it is

Vor 29 Tage
Zach Michal
Zach Michal

without a control group one can not deduce whether the suggestions or the meditational aspect of the experiential bring out these profound experiences.

Vor Monat
2Truth2
2Truth2

Certain "people" are just so dumb

Vor Monat
Brandon Christensen
Brandon Christensen

Did they use religious symbols aside from Christian ones?

Vor Monat
Maths Debater
Maths Debater

What difference would that make

Vor 14 Tage
Bob The Bone Boy
Bob The Bone Boy

"human skinner box" Those are legal?

Vor Monat
kristopher
kristopher

"i wanna be possessed" 💀💀

Vor Monat
NDA
NDA

reverse exorcism is when the devil tells the priest to exit the child's body

Vor Monat
Maths Debater
Maths Debater

Chill it’s all fake

Vor 14 Tage
Suneth D. B.
Suneth D. B.

Why did I imagined a scene from a porn movie.

Vor 19 Tage
Lucky Luciano
Lucky Luciano

Imagine if your just at bank and it gets robbed with people shooting guns in the air and Micheal just comes in like: “Hello everyone, this is actually a phycological experiment.”

Vor Monat
King Kobra
King Kobra

what if Vsauce is actorly an alien in disguised secretly studying humans but his tech is so advance that we simply cant tell

Vor Monat
Davl
Davl

Isn´t the game show a completely useless experiment if you want to research superstition? I mean you were (granted implicitly) telling them to look for patterns to then declare, that you "found" that we have a tendency to look for patterns and believe that they are true even without sufficient reason for that belief. 10 min is not a long time, I would argue that it is perfectly reasonable to still have some false belief about the working of the money dispenser after 10min, simply because you are not yet done experimenting with different things and would only come to the conclusion, that there is no controllable mechanism behind it later. After all, that last conclusion is just another belief about the mechanic behind it, just that the context suggested that this would not be it, therefore you tend to try that last. Where is the line between superstition and theories? I believe that your first experiment framed the answer to this question "wrong" or different than most would without specifically mentioning that

Vor Monat
Sujan Suj
Sujan Suj

Hey! Michel, Just for your knowledge, If u put the victory vault in INDIA, you'll get good results here.

Vor Monat
Maths Debater
Maths Debater

@Sujan Suj India is a meme

Vor 14 Tage
Sujan Suj
Sujan Suj

India is the best place for inverse-exorcism.

Vor Monat
Dazmon Womelsdorf
Dazmon Womelsdorf

So we all lie?

Vor Monat
kristopher
kristopher

Yeah

Vor 11 Tage
FrankieC420
FrankieC420

pigeons have a hive mind alike to all birds

Vor Monat
David G. Armstrong
David G. Armstrong

“I don’t know, but I don’t believe so…” what a judicious punctuation to such a sensitive thesis against often otherwise impenetrable convictions. Well done

Vor Monat
Aero Blivion
Aero Blivion

It’s sad to know how our beliefs at times don’t necessarily reflect reality, however if believing in Jesus or believing Buddha achieved nirvana makes you a better person… great!

Vor Monat
Rolled Potatoes
Rolled Potatoes

oh hell nah de y got dem medi tating lmao

Vor Monat
gidi
gidi

Welllllll.. but it's just dumb, in a way, to expect people to just up and "this is all random, no cause/effect here". Like, this is clearly a manufactured environment.

Vor Monat
kristopher
kristopher

You're mad that you'd fall for the experiment jagfnshfns

Vor 11 Tage
Verónica PAndo
Verónica PAndo

I've seen dozens of Vsauce videos, but never laughed like with this one😁😁

Vor 2 Monate
José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro
José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro

1+1=11

Vor 2 Monate
Nick Marsh
Nick Marsh

This experiment was done with humans by Derren Brown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-FuV8LB3gU

Vor 2 Monate
Vladyslav Kurbatskyy
Vladyslav Kurbatskyy

🐋

Vor 2 Monate
Mekko
Mekko

18:16 funni

Vor 2 Monate
Radomire B
Radomire B

Watching this post 2020 is scarily prophetic

Vor 2 Monate
Radomire B
Radomire B

Isnt the ritual experiment akin to hypnosis

Vor 2 Monate
Gigahertz2020
Gigahertz2020

"we'll have a pretend priest to accentuate the religious scope" all priests are pretend lmao

Vor 2 Monate
kristopher
kristopher

Yes. But they don't want to offend religious audience

Vor 11 Tage
Luka's Art
Luka's Art

As a pastor, I thought that last experiment was great. Too many people base their beliefs on experiences that were just conjured by the power of suggestion.

Vor 2 Monate
Maths Debater
Maths Debater

God not real

Vor 14 Tage
Thomas Mills
Thomas Mills

And how does that experiment do anything but make the claims religious people make look dumb as hell...?

Vor 2 Monate
Gigahertz2020
Gigahertz2020

they are lmao

Vor 2 Monate
Blob Brothers
Blob Brothers

thanks. i thought your name was actually vannessa for a sec and i was freaking out

Vor 2 Monate
Cilroy
Cilroy

"If you are talking to god, you are praying. If god talks to you, you have schizophrenia." -Thomas Szasz

Vor 2 Monate
MT_Rathian
MT_Rathian

We need this to be a real show.

Vor 2 Monate
MT_Rathian
MT_Rathian

The Victory Vault would be so fun to watch.

Vor 2 Monate
gunz an ammo
gunz an ammo

Not going to lie I think she was lying

Vor 2 Monate
Ru Rome
Ru Rome

The athlete wearing lucky underwear is a manifestation of this

Vor 2 Monate
SpadeOfAces
SpadeOfAces

This is literally just hypnosis

Vor 2 Monate
kristopher
kristopher

Haha, no

Vor 11 Tage
Jax Goodboy
Jax Goodboy

When you button mash after throwing the pokeball as a kid because you think it gives you a higher capture rate

Vor 2 Monate
Denis
Denis

humanity is so immense and diverse that this has def been abused by people way back. And who knows we may still be under the spell

Vor 2 Monate
Massanti Müller
Massanti Müller

Also count the fact that there is a camera present. People are different when there is a camera

Vor 2 Monate
Insane Artist
Insane Artist

These experiments were both problematic. The first was not really studying superstitious behavior, but humans adherence to rule governed behavior. You told them that they were on a game show and had to figure out how to get more money. So unless they somehow assumed that you were lying to them for no reason, they did exactly that. You told them to become superstitious, so they did. The second experiment had similar problems as there was no control group. If I sat in a room and prayed or thought about God, I would have a religious experience of some kind with or without people there. I'm not really sure what you proved other than that people can meditate.

Vor 2 Monate
A K
A K

Good points. Well done.

Vor 2 Monate
Hendrik D
Hendrik D

Maybe it's the time line. Cut it in half and some superstitious behavior will show maybe?

Vor 2 Monate
astro is my one and only
astro is my one and only

Okay Vsauce, you really need to meet the psychiatrist DR. BRIAN L WEISS, the exp in this episode is his field of study, he has written books about it too, like "Many Masters, Many Lives" and he combines his knowledge of psychiatry and psychology with his spirituality. I swear I would love having both of you talk and maybe let him just do his meditations on you.

Vor 3 Monate
flex worshipper
flex worshipper

I wonder if anyone has ever recognised michael after the experiment and knew what was going on

Vor 3 Monate
Rhythm Goel
Rhythm Goel

What is ayuhaska is like that too

Vor 3 Monate
Rodrigo Bittar
Rodrigo Bittar

24:50 I think assuming she's telling the truth is a big assumption. She's a person like any other, who knows if she was really induced to see the things she says she saw or just fooling around. "Everything we did in the room was a lie". Probably what she reported to feel was too.

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Hansen
Thomas Hansen

I experienced a temporal lobe epileptic seizure in 2011. I knew exactly what was happening as it occurred, since I had read extensively about it from Dawkins and others - Still, when it was over, I was 100% confident in that I had seen God - And I still am ...

Vor 3 Monate
IntellectuallyHot
IntellectuallyHot

I wonder Michaels take on the Ganzfield experiment.

Vor 3 Monate
Isaac Marks
Isaac Marks

Hi! VSauce, Michael here. Today, we are gonna see how gullible regular people are, and show them how easy it is to convince stupid people that they can see spirits. We had a successful run, and convinced these regular folks that they could feel a presence in the room with them, like God or their deceased family. What a bunch of idiots haha. And as always, thanks for watching. And thanks to these dummies for proving my point 😅"

Vor 3 Monate
Harry Sadeepa
Harry Sadeepa

It's intimidating to understand that we are doing everything for nothing while the result is already scheduled at the beginning. Do we have a free will?

Vor 3 Monate
Pandathug
Pandathug

Playing pokemon as a kid, I always believed that pressing a and down button at the same time the pokeball closed would guarantee a caught pokemon. Now I know it doesn’t do anything, but I still do it anyways for good luck haha

Vor 3 Monate
Dharna Prasad
Dharna Prasad

This experiment would been more insightful if they brought Atheists for it

Vor 3 Monate
Maximuffin
Maximuffin

"If I split this guy in half, the sun will rise again"

Vor 3 Monate
Kreblz
Kreblz

"Pigeons are superstitios towards their reason for receiving food. What do we give humans to make them feel that?" MONEY

Vor 3 Monate
Xi
Xi

you are right to identify as Venessa... Because why not

Vor 3 Monate
Pranshu Singh
Pranshu Singh

Should have tried it on people with different religious beliefs too. I wanted to see if a non-Christian person would be rigid with his ideologies and not feel anything or be open to new experiences and question his religious beliefs.

Vor 3 Monate
Sergio AB
Sergio AB

Does anyone else think Mindfield Vanessa looks a lot like Vsauce Michael?

Vor 3 Monate
_RealUnderscore_
_RealUnderscore_

8:17 Smooth as heck.

Vor 3 Monate
RelaxTube - Relaxation and Soothing Corner
RelaxTube - Relaxation and Soothing Corner

Start: Behavior and Belief Ending: So this is how frogs have sex

Vor 3 Monate
alexa x
alexa x

I'd love Jordan Peterson to see this

Vor 4 Monate
1cjckc 9oook9
1cjckc 9oook9

Now, what if thay sacrifice a goat to really set the "mood".

Vor 4 Monate
Ever García
Ever García

A truly great episode because the topic was so powerful.

Vor 4 Monate
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali

Michael: "People normally don't have feelings of decapitation and numbness" Me: uhhhhhhhhhhhh

Vor 4 Monate
Sage Elliott
Sage Elliott

Imagine Michael being like "Smash that button and get money! No, really... Or is it?"

Vor 4 Monate
shota turava
shota turava

This theme song slaps

Vor 4 Monate
Cristian Dragomiroiu
Cristian Dragomiroiu

i have an impression that the subjects are actors too, at 21:15 the guy has almost no reaction when michael tells him it was a hoax

Vor 4 Monate
ThatFatGuy98
ThatFatGuy98

Psychologist: "hey, check out this cool behavioral experiment I did with these animals" Michael: "That's neat and all, but what if we tried it on *P E O P L E* "

Vor 4 Monate
MoonlightHawk
MoonlightHawk

I feel like game show were you have to figure out by yourself what to do to get more money would be interesting. Like eskape room knd of a thing. Little puzzle type of a thing

Vor 4 Monate
Aiden Dirt Bikes
Aiden Dirt Bikes

What if someone just started lookin real suspicious put their eyeball to the camera and asked is this a human Skinner box??

Vor 4 Monate
Danny C
Danny C

“Human Skinner box” just sounds soooooo baaaad…😂

Vor 4 Monate
Kabeer Jaffri
Kabeer Jaffri

How did Michael survived highschool with that walk

Vor 4 Monate
FLAnimate
FLAnimate

0:05 Top 10 anime plot twists

Vor 4 Monate
Record Games
Record Games

If you’ve watched the video with Adam savage about Micheal’s desk then you know he had to clean it up at 14:08

Vor 4 Monate
Cairo Ra
Cairo Ra

ILLUMINATI

Vor 4 Monate
Aria
Aria

I play gacha games and I do some rituals myself so this experiment is hella funny

Vor 4 Monate
amazinggg heart
amazinggg heart

13:17

Vor 4 Monate
Irve augustine
Irve augustine

Every time that mind frolf intro hits I fell like I am about to embark on a wild journey ♥️♥️

Vor 4 Monate
Da Realman
Da Realman

Or am I???

Vor 4 Monate
Ihab Alwash
Ihab Alwash

Trying to induce a “spiritual experience” in people without using magical mumbo jumbo is like trying to make a cup of coffee by pouring hot water over coffee beans

Vor 4 Monate
Darryl Learie
Darryl Learie

I am always working to remove all superstitions from my mind - constantly - it’s most difficult to do so when I am stressed.

Vor 4 Monate
Astrax Gaming
Astrax Gaming

I am pretty sure miriam lied

Vor 4 Monate
enzzzo78
enzzzo78

I am watching it ad free, as any other content. I'm using opera browser.

Vor 4 Monate
Sabiazoth Psyche
Sabiazoth Psyche

Behavior is an instinct, and the application of "belief/believe" is an activity approach for things hopeful to humans.

Vor 4 Monate
Linkin2603
Linkin2603

10:26 when you try to do CPR on a fish but nothing happens

Vor 4 Monate
Linkin2603
Linkin2603

Eggs

Vor 4 Monate
War Dippy
War Dippy

Imagine your job title being priest and exorcist

Vor 5 Monate
Assass1n450
Assass1n450

I believe that no one had any experience. I believe everyone is a liar

Vor 5 Monate
bransen MacDonald
bransen MacDonald

So my problem with the skinner box was the fact that Everytime Michel and other guy said the test subjects personality they added superstisos to the start of it, but in actuality everyone was doing basic trial and error and using the feed back to asses what to spend time doing to gain the same out come. It wasn't superstisos behavior it was reasoning and deduction.

Vor 5 Monate
ŁØNɆ ⱲØŁꞘ
ŁØNɆ ⱲØŁꞘ

I kinda agree

Vor 5 Monate
zombieD10 1
zombieD10 1

This is by far the best episode I’ve seen. How far could the power of belief really go?? And what about when it’s applied to a group of people?? Does the number of people who believe in one thing make it “real” in a more true way???

Vor 5 Monate
PORT
PORT

This reminds me of gambling addiction for some reason.

Vor 5 Monate
SamudraJS
SamudraJS

I just keep recommending it to people. Great episode.

Vor 5 Monate

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