How to Train a Brain – Crash Course Psychology #11

How to Train a Brain – Crash Course Psychology #11



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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.


Table of Contents

Associative Learning 01:33:17
Behaviorist Theory 04:32:05
Classical and Operant Conditioning 03:47:01
Positive and Negative Reinforcement 07:18:22
Reinforcement Scheduling 09:32:02


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April 21, 2014 / 27 Comments / by / in
  • DODGE!

  • I was just thinking. if everything is because of outside forces then people would respond to reinforcements the same right? but they don't. like doing all your chores gets you a gold star but your Buddy Ralph doesn't want the gold star or believes he should get a cookie or two gold stars. or say getting a trip to the library is a reward for Suzy but boring to Mike. is this based on personality or previous experience?

  • extinction and operant conditioning was found to not fully work on humans when it comes to learning. there are this that you never forget like how to ride a bike even though you haven't rod a bike in 8 years. you guys should check out the book Punished By Rewards.

  • watch Your lie in April and you'll cry everytime you hear a piano and a violin playing together

  • This is good game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) and very interesting. Whether this really enhances my brain is secondary. This game is absolutely fulfilling! You could develop your mind simply by playing this excellent app. For me personally, this game is addicting and I highly recommend to play it.

  • Wait how do animals think…do they have thoughts like us? Do they think about things and make plans and stuff? What language do they think in? Does that make them conscious? What does conscious even mean? Bruuuh

  • how did albert die?

  • nice video

  • It has been two weeks since I started enjoying this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) and I am astonished how it helped me concentrate well in other circumstances! This is a fun yet challenging game you need to try. I have not paid something as a way to play it.

  • Binford Tools – nice Home Improvement reference. Possible included because Tim's wife Jill was a Psychology Major

  • According to my textbook "Psychology in Your Life second edition" Little Albert lived to be 87, he did not die a few weeks after the experiements

  • Pay attention, motherfuckers! This is how they control you!

  • This is wonderful game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) and really interesting. Exactly what the game does to enhance my brain is one of its advantages. This game is absolutely fulfilling! You can improve your human brain simply by playing this phenomenal app. For me, this game is addicting and I highly recommend to play it.

  • Hank used the same exact examples for punishments and rewards that khan academy used in their video on operant conditioning

  • I hate whenever the definitions show up just because of the noises/sound effects that go along with it in the background 0-0 im not sure if that was intentional on their part or not, but it is quite creepy. Hopefully I don't start associating the definition with the weird noise 😛 (probably already have :P)

  • I actually like this brain exercising game “nonu amazing only” (Google it)! My focus and memory could boost by playing these games because they are really challenging. Funny thing was, the whole family wound up having fun with this game, and moving my phone around!

  • H

  • I can`t listen to this dude

  • Behavior analysis

  • This brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) is wonderful for individuals who would like to improve the efficiency of their human brain. So I`ve been using this game a lot for brain training and it works I`ve been keeping track of more things I remember where I left most of my stuff.

  • I strongly suggest this brain training game”nonu amazing only” (Google it) for everyone who wishes to enhance and sharpen their brain. I was training my brain through this game a lot lately and I find it extremely effective, particularly in remembering things.

  • I`ve been making use of this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) for approximately fourteen days and I already see a big progress in my capability to concentrate, develop my brain! This is really a fun yet difficult game you need to try. I got it for 100 % free.

  • We must remember that the radical behaviorism of B.F. Skinner did not ignore the studies of
    thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, memories, etc… he just didn't think of these
    phenomena as causes of human behavior, but as behavior phenomenas themselfs, and so, they should (and could) be explained in the light of operant and reflex behaviors paradigms. There are many researches in these topics now days, but it was B.F. Skinner who found a way to operationalize these concepts, making these researches possible! That was one of the most important contributions of Skinner to behavior psychology. For more information, I suggest his book "Science and human behavior" (1953).

  • So what is extinction?

  • does anybody else space out in things like this and have trouble focusing on what they're saying because it made me think about something, etc. ? 🙁

  • I wish I could get a sticker for less than a $15/month tier! 🙁

  • Fascinating 😃👍👍👍👍

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