Tuesday, April 22, 2014
pausedvlogbrothers:

Cookie Monster in the background of the “How to Train a Brain” CrashCourse when Hank is talking about a cookie being delicious. I love Thought Cafe.

pausedvlogbrothers:

Cookie Monster in the background of the “How to Train a Brain” CrashCourse when Hank is talking about a cookie being delicious. I love Thought Cafe.

yesiamarobot:

I love this so much

yesiamarobot:

I love this so much

Monday, April 21, 2014

How to Train a Brain - Crash Course Psychology #11

I’m sure you’ve heard of Pavlov’s Bell (and I’m not talking about the Aimee Mann song), but what was Ivan Pavlov up to, exactly? And how are our brains trained? And what is a “Skinner Box”? All those questions and more are answered in today’s Crash Course Psychology, in which Hank talks about some of the aspects of learning.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"This is called a quote "female ochu," or "female murder" because it was not on purpose." (X)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart part I: Crash Course Literature 208

In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. You’ll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who has worked his way up from life as a sharecropped and become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall, and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive, and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization, and even something to say about decolonization.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crash Course Psychology: Outtakes #1

In which Hank has to say things… and it’s not easy!

Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014

Reader, it’s Jane Eyre - Crash Course Literature 207

In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit. It really hit the controversial balance beautifully, being edgy enough to make news, but still mainstream enough to be widely popular. It was sort of like the Fight Club of it’s day, but not quite as testosterone-fueled. You’ll learn a little about the story, learn about Jane as a feminist heroine, and even get some critical analysis on how Bertha might just be a dark mirror that acts out Jane’s emotional reactions.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
tyguy123454321:

Nice Veritasium shirt Hank!

tyguy123454321:

Nice Veritasium shirt Hank!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Altered States - Crash Course Psychology #10

You may think you know all about hypnosis from the movies. Zoolander, The Manchurian Candidate, etc… but there’s a whole lot more going on. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank tells us about some of the many altered states of consciousness, including hypnosis.