Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You – Crash Course Psychology #15


Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You - Crash Course Psychology #15

You can directly support Crash Course at Subscribe for as little as to keep up with everything we’re doing. Also, if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing great content.

We used to think that the human brain was a lot like a computer; using logic to figure out complicated problems. It turns out, it’s a lot more complex and, well, weird than that. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank discusses thinking & communication, solving problems, creating problems, and a few ideas about what our brains are doing up there.

Table of Contents

Thinking & Communicating 01:39:16
Solving Problems 03:21:03
Creating Problems 05:46:06

Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook –
Twitter –
Tumblr –
Support CrashCourse on Subbable:
Video Rating: / 5

Like it? Share with your friends!



  1. These videos are the main reason I have survived Psychology this semester. Thank you, Hank!!

  2. I am genuinely curious to know what percentage of viewers, like me, defeated the purpose of Hank's example of prototypes by recognizing the "something that more closely resembles a bird" as an owlbear?

  3. sorry but these "crash courses", this is a mix of propaganda, quick psychology term definitions and cheesy fluff examples.  skimmed so fast it's useless.

  4. Subscribed.
    When some people hear the word bird, the concept that comes to mind is a kilo of cocaine not a song bird…..I'm just saying.

    Love the blue angler fish Mario suit.

Comments are closed.