Sara Calderón
Why do we find Satisfying things so Satisfying? (Neuroscience and Pleasure)First 200 people to use this link https://brilliant.org/WIL/ can get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant! ▼Newsletter signup: https://mailchi.mp/a58275fd1906/josepheverettwil ▲Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned ▲Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeverettlearned ▲IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeverett.whativelearned/ Books: Jeffrey Schwartz's "Brain Lock" - https://amzn.to/2VP0dKI Jaak Panksepp's "Affective Neuroscience" - https://amzn.to/3f3fv5U Anjan Chatterjee's "The Aesthetic Brain" - https://amzn.to/3bTQGre Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" - https://amzn.to/2WaIfkH Gregory Bern's "Satisfaction!" - https://amzn.to/2SmmfSL --- I actually started out working on this video with the aim to understand why "oddly satisfying" videos are satisfying. I figured the first step with that was to figure out why *anything* is satisfying. Since we call a lot of things satisfying, this was harder than I expected. When things are in perfect sync it's satisfying, when things are in perfect order is satisfying, it's satisfying when you are arranging your new living room and then the short square table you have fits perfectly between your two sofas and the surface of the table is flush with both sofa's arm rests. (Fun fact: in Japanese, you just say "feels good" (kimochi ii) for things like this) Unsurprisingly, there's not much research on the concept of "satisfying." Then I started looking into why we find things pleasurable. Jaak Panksepp says that things that are pleasurable are *biologically useful* . So it was even more curious that things seemingly irrelevant to keeping us alive should make us feel good. This video is the result of cobbling a bit of logic with information from books on Satisfaction, neuroscience, 'what the brain finds beautiful' as well as various research papers on the brain. I hope it's satisfying. (If editing videos didn't take so gotham long, this video would be about an hour) I still plan on making a "why oddly satisfying videos are satisfying" video at some point. I'd rather not dig through tiktok for asmr and slime videos just yet so it'll be a little while before that's done --- Link to PDF of Script with Links to sources: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36551819 Warm Thanks to Eliana Vassena (her paper "Overlapping Neural Systems Represent Cognitive Effort and Reward Anticipation" appears at 5:18) she took the time to answer various questions I had about her papers and research. For Business inquiries: joseph.everett.wil@gmail.com
Adam Savage's Top 5 Science Fiction BooksIn this episode of Ask Adam Savage, Adam answers this question from fan Cody Limber: "I've read and loved nearly everything you've mentioned on the Still Untitled podcast, but I need recommendations for sci-fi books. What are your top 5 favorite sci-fi books?" Side note: Adam could not stop at just five! Buy Adam's recommendations here: 1. Neuromancer Trilogy, by William Gibson: https://amzn.to/2VrqOOA 2. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson: https://amzn.to/2XMaSDP 3. Dune, by Frank Herbert: https://amzn.to/2XFtHZo 4. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami: https://amzn.to/2XQBhAF 5. Girl in Landscape, by Jonathan Lethem: https://amzn.to/2Vyc8No 6. Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5, by Doris Lessing: https://amzn.to/2IY9R7x 7. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin: https://amzn.to/2GJSAgW Disclaimer: Tested may earn an affiliate comission when you buy through the links here. Shot and edited by Ryan Kiser Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom Get updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/testedcom Tested is: Adam Savage http://www.twitter.com/donttrythis Norman Chan http://www.twitter.com/nchan Simone Giertz http://www.twitter.com/simonegiertz Joey Fameli http://www.joeyfameli.com Gunther Kirsch https://guntherkirsch.com Ryan Kiser https://www.instagram.com/ryan.kiser Kishore Hari http://www.twitter.com/sciencequiche Sean Charlesworth http://www.twitter.com/cworthdynamics Jeremy Williams http://www.twitter.com/jerware Kayte Sabicer https://twitter.com/kaytesabicer Bill Doran https://twitter.com/chinbeard Ariel Waldman http://www.twitter.com/arielwaldman Darrell Maloney http://www.twitter.com/thebrokennerd83 Kristen Lomasney https://twitter.com/krystynlo Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman Thanks for watching!