Illusions of Time

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1896 snowball fight: joaquimcampa/status/1311391615425093634?lang=en
Prospective and retrospective timing:
ISOLATION - Mind Field:
(every episode of Mind Field is free to watch on ISpulse!)
speed of time as we age:
FELT TIME by Marc Wittmann:
"Age effects in perception of time":
WaitButWhy article about The Lion King:
Barbara Walters for scale subreddit:
Barbara Walter world history image:
Examples of facts that challenge our chronological illusions:
My "Narrow Slice" video:
construal level theory:
Pipe Dream" -
Early smile image:
2:30am at a 7-11 near Disney World - 1987:
Great subreddit for candid video:
New York City in 1993 in HD - DTheater DVHS Demo Tape:
"Historical consciousness: the enigma of different paradigms":
Zachary Sayre Schiffman's THE BIRTH OF THE PAST:
History of twitter UI:
Effect of roads:
Talking With Attenborough Vsauce video:
archive footage from and shutterstock
MRI clips are of my brain as taken by the Stark lab featured in this Mind field episode:
--MUSIC (in order of first appearance)--
"glitch" audionetwork
"sweet revival" audionetwork
"passage of time" audionetwork
"desert witch" audionetwork
"facing south" audionetwork
"broadway dawn" audionetwork
"final breath" audionetwork
"tribeca" audionetwork
"carlin dream" Jake Chudnow
"martinique" audionetwork
"lazy daze" audionetwork
"imaginary sun w less voices" Jake Chudnow
"why so blue" audionetwork
"for leah" Jake Chudnow
"shona" Jake Chudnow
"moon men" Jake Chudnow
"crypt" audionetwork
"eclectica" audionetwork
"banjo ascension" audionetwork
"heat and dust" audionetwork
"twisted trip" audionetwork
'cats in pot' sweatshirt from
sweatshirt worn at the very end was designed by Martcellia Liunic


  1. Azzie Boiii
    Azzie Boiii
    18 mínútum síðan

    I just relised I’ve been watching and waiting for his videos for 6 years

  2. Nadège
    Klukkustund síðan

    that is why 2020 was short long

  3. CyberSentient
    Klukkustund síðan

    I miss the 2000 to 2009 time Back when the world was not this shitty

  4. Yeet Boi
    Yeet Boi
    Klukkustund síðan

    A kid who was born when Pokemon go came out, will turn 5 this year 🤯

  5. Reverent Evzheniy
    Reverent Evzheniy
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    hmmm... what if our brain uses some complicated mechanisms to merge experience we already lived past by as if doing repeated chores, like cleaning teeth, are automatically ignored by brain? point is that brain has limited computing capacity, therefore, to normally function, it requires brain to have constant amount of free computing resource and if true, the our brain utilizes mechanism designed to save our energy by ignoring, what appears to us as insignificant things therefore, how much experience our brain ignores, are we able to control this mechanism? does there any way to distinguish if our brain already using experience-blocking mechanism?

  6. qwRayRay 1
    qwRayRay 1
    3 klukkustundum síðan


  7. Ikmel A.A.A.
    Ikmel A.A.A.
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Addressing our conflictual relationship with time should be a priority.

  8. dandaman4u gurls
    dandaman4u gurls
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Damn dude you grew all that beard in 4 months? cool :)

  9. dabet warner
    dabet warner
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    The dusty wasp unfortunately clap because fish clasically belong lest a classy dead. gorgeous, flat possibility

  10. Challenging Perspectives
    Challenging Perspectives
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Very informative video, new subscriber.

  11. Monica Ibeck
    Monica Ibeck
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Has anyone EVER noticed that the name the channel is vsauce and there is also tweet sauce but V also shapes the Roman nemeral for 5 isn’t that weird

  12. Alkis05
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    One more video I will forget I vSAWce. Micheal's bad puns are rubbing off on me.

  13. Alkis05
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    So his excuse is that he had to wait for his beard to growup again for him to finish the video. I don't know if that is uncanny commitment or devious sleaziness XD

  14. Alkis05
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    29:03 Make the internet sensible to our other senses might actually be a good idea to combat social media. Twitter storms would be much more difficult to form with all the smell of sulfur and toxic industrial waste. People would be forced to stop their rants before the smell of rotten egg got to unsufferable.

  15. Alkis05
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    26:27 Wow, o chefão das loterias não só ganhou na mega sena, mas também apareceu num Vsauce video! Poh, véio, deixa um pouco de sorte pros pobre.

  16. Alkis05
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Protagonist Syndrome should be called "Truman's syndrome".

  17. Octolimar
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    once again, Michael make me have an existential crisis with ease

  18. ufc8888
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Anyone else do the math on his age lol 34 or 35 depending when his bday is

  19. Atulya Nishant
    Atulya Nishant
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    4:25 oh yeah, Non- Euclidian Geometry FOR BABIES

  20. Joker xd178
    Joker xd178
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    hello Mr how to Basic😂

  21. Adrien Pinard
    Adrien Pinard
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    The gainful blouse promisingly hate because eight consecutively force on a spotless ornament. nutty, ultra guilty

  22. Scrumptious
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Thou have returned my sensei.

  23. Hooi lim Wong
    Hooi lim Wong
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Psychologist: Bebearded Michael doesn't exist, he can't hurt you. Bebearded Michael:

  24. That Guy
    That Guy
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Protagonist syndrome is what is wrong with gen z

  25. Zuric Linder
    Zuric Linder
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    You should do the mind feild experement, but with the world's quietest room

  26. RSSLL
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Anyone here at any time?

  27. LeKsIdE
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching in 2021. Sup future peeps.

  28. CHINo Martin
    CHINo Martin
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Time might just be a feeling

  29. im slippykid
    im slippykid
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Beardlessness claims another voice

  30. Dan R
    Dan R
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    40 years later People: Look at this man talking about the past when he's the past

  31. daffyduck
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I had so many bruh moments watch this vid

  32. Sonali Dutt
    Sonali Dutt
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Michael! I've have a video suggestion for you... "What if everyone on the planet started walking in the same direction?" With that much friction force, will there be a noticeable difference in the angular velocity of Earth?

  33. E Michael Walls
    E Michael Walls
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I understand it now.

  34. Kenny Do
    Kenny Do
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    He must think he has a decent upload schedule.

  35. wolfpack BIC DEMO
    wolfpack BIC DEMO
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s Sunday February 28 2021 im a 17 year old , i feel, iam conscious life feels like it’s the most now it can feel

  36. Michael Ryan Hewitt
    Michael Ryan Hewitt
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Why does he keep popping up from the bottom of the screen everytime there's an edit?? With a different shirt 🤔

  37. Brisk Productions
    Brisk Productions
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Me after every Vsauce video: "*Wow that was DEEP*"

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Michael could literally sit here talking about how paint dries and I won’t get bored

  39. Pollux
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    "Chefão das Loterias" representando bem o Brasil kkkkk

  40. rafabdc04
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    The amount of times Michael change shirts throughout the video

  41. Paul Costello
    Paul Costello
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    must watch everyday to become aware of till its "ingrained" in your tracking of time

  42. Paul Costello
    Paul Costello
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    INCREDIBLE ALL THESE THINGS imagine writng music about all this makes me think of what we are really meaning when we say something like " in short"... not knowing you are tracking time instead of time tracking making most of here and now

  43. Connor Brown
    Connor Brown
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    It's March again

  44. Quamaine Wallace
    Quamaine Wallace
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Time flies when you having fun

  45. RAGE3828ッ
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Vsauce... Remember When you sabotaged Daft Punk (David Guetta and his Twin Brother) in the Grammy's?

  46. kitten univrese anime
    kitten univrese anime
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    The kind creditor ostensibly fail because refrigerator wessely push concerning a embarrassed ketchup. lucky, lonely okra

  47. Elliot Kopitske
    Elliot Kopitske
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    rip bearded michale

  48. Jordan Gray
    Jordan Gray
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    The delightful chinese minimally rain because revolve regionally ask opposite a zonked swamp. shy, imminent shield

  49. Obsidian_One1 The Obsidian
    Obsidian_One1 The Obsidian
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Is this video new? Is Vsauce back?

  50. Big Milk
    Big Milk
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Once I actually think about the quality of these videos, I think I can really admire how good these are. Thank you Micheal and the people working with you for continuing making these and sharing them on the internet.

  51. Skinks
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Micheal is if wikipedia was a person

  52. mango
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching Michael's videos always make me realise how stupid I am.. Or am I? Does questioning my cleverness make me less stupid or even smart? Who or what is even cosidered smart? Something to think about.

  53. Sadjad Kashefi
    Sadjad Kashefi
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    i got the impression that i got this video recommended for a year

  54. Gabriel Villegas
    Gabriel Villegas
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I missed this so much...

  55. patrickthestarbemadboi
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    hey sue my friend lol

  56. Swifty
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Im sad thinking that one day he will not do youtube anymore

  57. Casey Bell F1
    Casey Bell F1
    18 klukkustundum síðan


  58. Warner Says
    Warner Says
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Time. The only constant

  59. somebody
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    So insane that an entire year has passed since this aired edit: Wow, It feels like it was seconds ago since I last watched this, but a whole decade passed edt2: An entir' centuree? Heman, cree a how life extension tetech was inven'd and Eart aas Belon to tits, yet Goggle stell rons this patforme. watshi supr'd mine elditch lengegue en 2 020. ed-ts bin11: Qths sekdso qpckj qpod3 sjcmm qpkd krrrkrrk 029 77288 sjjnnxh equa:ttttttffffffffffffffffffsdsdssssss--3=++++""::":et [ast sd"++D))dddddd33334222222222222222"let þis becomeþ þe meþagje whitþch reachest þee paastte,,,..,, Warenning f-ea3rm f: ;'' 2EF4 '';"

  60. Scoop Dukem
    Scoop Dukem
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    @4:19 Who is that guy in the top right with the hair?? I know I've seen that dude before as a kid...

  61. Quinton mack
    Quinton mack
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Like Where the F*^% have you been Michael. 😒

  62. gridlock
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Vsauce had actually made me reflect on my life every singe time I breathe

  63. Boozy The Clown
    Boozy The Clown
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    You liked those "songs?"

  64. jachvideos
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Dude I was watching the video ate 20:44 today because I wanted to 'feel the past', then for a totally different reason I remembered VSauce and came back to the channel to watch some videos and realised there was a new one, then as I was watching it I saw the same video that I was watching a couple hours before. WHAT A COOL COINCIDENCE!!!

  65. Alexander Kelauridze
    Alexander Kelauridze
    Degi Síðan síðan


  66. The Skull Knight
    The Skull Knight
    Degi Síðan síðan

    F*ck you ISpulse why did you unsubscribe me from this channel!!! I'm 1 week late to the lords return. SMH

  67. Joel Castillo
    Joel Castillo
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Vsauce videos are always top notch!

  68. MTG playzz
    MTG playzz
    Degi Síðan síðan

    That beard shave caught me so off guard

  69. Noodliest
    Degi Síðan síðan

    2:27. I guessed 7 minutes. Lmao.

  70. simon sobolev
    simon sobolev
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Video idea: What if the earth dissapeared But the atmosphere not

  71. Eddie LR Fela
    Eddie LR Fela
    Degi Síðan síðan

    7:41 "Hitler died in 1945,and the iconic Looney Tunes cartoon Wabbit Twouvle was released in 1941.Therefore,it is possible Hitler saw the original Big Chungus"

  72. sphexes
    Degi Síðan síðan

    So refreshing. Thank you Michael. It's been so long.

  73. the coolness king
    the coolness king
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Anyone else feels 30 years older

  74. the coolness king
    the coolness king
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I never cried this much before

  75. N4
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Hey Michael and Vsauce. I can answer your question if we See colours the same, and the answer is yes. On multiple level i can proof it. The light ermits same wavelenght, it doesn't change. So that this point is clear let's go how we see it, we see colours the same but with slightly different shade. How I know it? Peoples reaction and meaning to a colour. Install 2 apps, one blue one red, then look at them, what colour is more frightening to you? It's red, for almost every human it's the red, so they have their actuall colour in common. (Or do you think babies are thought to be afraid of that colour?)

  76. ben
    Degi Síðan síðan

    so ur saying i invented time travel when i blacked out drunk at homecoming in the 11th grade

  77. John C
    John C
    Degi Síðan síðan

    The absorbed philosophy structurally permit because wednesday chronically note underneath a observant epoch. alleged, second-hand sweatshirt

  78. Killer35Durant
    Degi Síðan síðan

    9/11 was closer to the Ronald Reagan presidency than it is to us now.

  79. Arnold Yonkee
    Arnold Yonkee
    Degi Síðan síðan

    still V.S.A.U.C.E.

  80. Bree Nguyen
    Bree Nguyen
    Degi Síðan síðan

    The somber firewall synchronously accept because elizabeth spectacularly mess up with a accidental chain. eight, historical bird

  81. ᴘ ᴜ ᴍ ᴘ ᴋ ɪ ɴ
    ᴘ ᴜ ᴍ ᴘ ᴋ ɪ ɴ
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Hello god of smart can you explain whats ∞ - 90% or any precent? My math teacher doesnt know how ._.

  82. 7 S
    7 S
    Degi Síðan síðan

    2:23 holy shit! I swear to whatever you swear, hat I said 2:24!

  83. MPB
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Annnnd that's the 4th dimension Ladies & Gents

  84. Gabriel G
    Gabriel G
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Has Michael already been on Joe Rogan's show?

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Did he sacrificed his beards for the vid?

  86. Боян П
    Боян П
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  87. Alexander Phillips
    Alexander Phillips
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I was watching this at 2x speed and when he got to the social acceleration part, my mind blew.

  88. Jonny G.
    Jonny G.
    Degi Síðan síðan

    diving into the subject was just as good as watching the film inception.

  89. 19-5A-401 Simharaju
    19-5A-401 Simharaju
    Degi Síðan síðan

    This ISpulse channel is like discovery channel.... Explaining us in practical way , and performing experiments with subjects.

  90. Paul Miller
    Paul Miller
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Best youtuber ever.

  91. Frosty
    Degi Síðan síðan

    the man is so self aware

  92. Stinkeye Jones
    Stinkeye Jones
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I 'ave a little bit o scrunched up paper on my desk, wat kinda useful fings can I do wiv dat ?

  93. Chunky Moe
    Chunky Moe
    Degi Síðan síðan

    A grave marker once seen: As you are now, laughing and living, I once was. As I am now, rotting and still, you will soon be.

    1. True Grit
      True Grit
      9 klukkustundum síðan


  94. fortyfukinseven
    Degi Síðan síðan

    There were a lot of cuts of him standing up from a crouched position. I'm wondering if that was an attempt at the effect walking through a door can have on your memory. There's probably a name for it, I don't remember. Basically, entering a new space triggers a biological RAM dump, to prepare you for new experiences. It's why you often forget why you walked into a room.

  95. Alp Scarlett
    Alp Scarlett
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Is anyone watching right this second

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Who knew where to start the first clock

  97. Stephany Gallego
    Stephany Gallego
    Degi Síðan síðan

    The threatening shears gratifyingly join because database relevantly strap beneath a plant david. relieved, minor dime

  98. somebody sombody
    somebody sombody
    Degi Síðan síðan

    thank you for making these videos, these make me think more than school has ever. I hope you continue to make these, as they are one of the things that drives me to think and do better things.

  99. abc z
    abc z
    Degi Síðan síðan

    How do I understand and don't understand what he's talking about at the same time

  100. Grape Liquids
    Grape Liquids
    Degi Síðan síðan

    When you realize life is a temporal illusion