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Steven Pinker: What Our Language Habits Reveal

Psycholinguist Steven Pinker talks about how language both transmits information and reflects social relations.

Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes the Way We Think

Cognitive linguist Lera Boroditsky talks about the influence of our language on our mind.

John McWhorter: 4 Reasons to learn a new Language

John McWhorter talks about the advantages of learning new languages.

Michael Halliday: Language Evolving, Some Systemic Functional Reflections on the History of Meaning

Linguist Michael Halliday, founder of Systemic Functional Linguistics, talks about how meaning has emerged over time.

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Amy Cuddy talks about how “power posing” can shape how well you perform. Note that it is debated whether this is reproducible.


Smarter Every Day: Backwards Brain Bicycle

Here is it demonstrated how a simple change can make a task impossible that we are otherwise expert at.

Burrhus F. Skinner: On Conditioning

Leader of the behaviourist paradigm, B. F. Skinner, talks about the conditioning of animals.

Decision Making

Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman talks about his theory of the fast system 1 and the slow system 2 kinds of thinking.


Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman talks about the difference between experience and memory, and which is more important for happiness.

How To Improve Your Memory - Introduction to Method of Loci

A guide to the Loci method for memorization.

Alan Baddeley: The Origins of the Central Executive

Psychologist Alan Baddeley describes the ogirin of the idea of a central executive that controls the working memory.

Alan Baddeley: Working Memory, Theories, Models and Controversies

Psychologist Alan Baddeley talks about the different thoeries on working memory.

Psychology Unlocked: Working Memory

An informative video on what working memory is.

Idriz Zogaj: How to Become a Memory Master

Memory Athlete Idriz Zogaj talks about methods for memorization and its use in daily life.


Paul & Eve Ekman: The Atlas of Emotions

Psychologists Paul and Eve Ekman talk about their theory of fundamental emotions.

Antonio Damasio: When Emotions Make Better Decisions

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio talks about how emotions are critical in good decision making.

Lisa Feldman Barret: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions - your brain creates them

Psychologist Lisa Fedlman Barret talks about the constructivist theory of emotions.


May-Britt Moser: Space, Time and Memory in the Brain

Neuroscientist May-Britt Moser holds her Nobel Prize speech, talking about her work on representation of space and time in the brain.

The Guardian: Brain Decoding, How Scientists can Read Your Mind

A short News Video on technology to decode what people are seeing or thinking from brain signals.

Frederick Travis: We Create Our Reality

A lecture by Neuroscientist Frederick Travis on how experience changes the brain.

Two Minute Papers: Brain-To-Brain Communication is Coming


Frank Chen: AI, Deep Learning and Machine Learning, A Primer

A video on the technological shift that is machine learning.

Ali Rahimi Test-Of-Time Award Talk

Computer Scientist Ali Rahimi talks about current challenges in machine learning methodology.

Peter Haas: The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

Robotics Researcher Peter Haas talks about the dangers of a society relying too much on black-box Machine Learning.

Deep Blue vs Kasparov: How a Computer Beat the best Chess Player in the World

Older documentary on the historic match where the chess computer Deep Blue beat the world champion, Garry Ksparov.

Two Minute Papers: Brain-To-Brain Communication is Coming

Two Minute Papers: New Deepmind AI Beats Alphago 100-0 A description of the AlphaGo 0 system that trains without training data and beats the old AlphaGo every time.

OpenAI vs professional humans in DOTA 2

OpenAI system beats high-competitive players in DOTA 2.

Sophia Robot gets citizenship in Saudi Arabia

Lifelike-looking robot Sophia is awarded a citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making her the first robot citizen.

SethBling: Machine Learning for Video Games, Mario
Two Minute Papers: This Curious AI Beats Many Games… and Gets Addicted to the TV
Jordan Peele: Deep Fake Videos
Two Minute Papers: Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer
Two Minute Papers: Real Time Facial Reenactment


Stanislas Dehaene on Consciousness

Cognitive Neuroscientist and proponent of the Global Workspace Theory Stanislas Dehaene talks about the brain and consciousness.

Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is?

Computational Psychologist Donald Hoffman explains the desktop metaphor and gives an evolutionary argument for us not seeing reality as it is.

Donald Hoffman: Computational Theory of Mind

Computational Psychologist Donald Hoffman argues that consciousness can not be explained with a computationalist perspective.

Ned Block: Why AI approaches to cognition won’t work for consciousness

Philosopher of Cognitive Science Ned Block argues that modern AI approaches can’t answer the hard problem of consciousness.

Daniel Dennett: On our mind, God, and other illusions

Philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett argues for computationalism and that consciousness is an illusion.

Daniel Dennett: The Illusion of Consciousness

Philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett demonstrates the illusion of consciousness.

Sam Harris: What is Consciousness

Philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris talks about consciousness and time.

Anil Seth: Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality

Computational Neuroscientist Anil Seth argues that conscious experience is a hallucination.

Rupert Sheldrake: Is Consciousness Fundamental?

Biologist abd author Rupert Sheldrake argues for panpsychism and the potential for consciousness in all matter.

Michael Gazzaniga: Can Machines be Conscious

Psychologist and neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga talks about where consciousness comes from.

Antonio Damasio: The Quest to Understanding Consciousness

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on the ongoing collective quest to understand consciousness.

John Searle: Consciousness and the Brain

Philsopher John Searle argues that consciousness should be understood as a biological phenomenon like all others.

Guilio Tononi: Consciousness and Phi

Guilio Tononi, founder of the Information Integration Theory, talks about consciousness and his theory about it.

Christof Koch: One Big Misconception about Consciousness

Neuroscientist Christof Koch talks about the intrinsic nature consciousness, based in the Information Integration Theory.

Mark Solms: Why and How Consciousness Arises

Mark Solms argues that consciousness is based on affect, and affect is based on prediciton error minimization.

Philosophy of Science

On Thomas Kuhn and Normal Science

An informative video about Kuhn’s theories of paradigms anf scientific revolutions

On Karl Popper and the Logic of Falsification

And informative video on Karl Popper’s ideas of falsification as the basis of science, which much of our methdology builds on todya.

Crash Course: Karl Popper, Science & Pseudoscience

A Crash Course video on Karl Poppers ideas of falsifiability, and why it is necessary for a science to function.

Moral Psychology

Jonathan Haidt: The Rationalist Delusion in Moral Psychology


Michael Persinger - The God Helmet

A short and dramatic video on the God Helmet experiment, where brain stimulation can cause religious experiences. Note that these results have since been subject of much controversy.

Jordan Peterson - Biblical Lecture Series

Psychologist Jordan Peterson talks through the bible from a religio-psychological standpoint, drawing on people like Jung and Nietzsche


Stephen Fleming and Chris Frith: Metacognition

Time Perception

Hinze Hogendoorn: Time and the Brain, the illusion of now

Mixed Categories

Crash Course: Behaviourism

A crash course on the behaviourist paradigm, where only observable behaviour is thought to be a good subject of science

Karl Friston: The Free Energy Principle

Neuroscientist Karl Friston talks about the Free Energy Principle, his unifying framework for understanding living things in general


The Chinese Room Experiment (BBC)
Mary’s Room Thought Experiment
Crash Course: Action potential
Crash Course: Synapses
Crash Course: Vision
2-Minute Neuroscience: Membrane potential
2-Minute Neuroscience: Action Potential
2-Minute Neuroscience: Synaptic transmission
2-Minute Neuroscience: Release of neurotransmitters
2-Minute Neuroscience: Vision
Psychopy: Build Your First Experiment
3Blue1Brown. Neural Networks