Pure Science Specials: Automatic Brain: The Magic of the Unconscious Mind

Powerful visuals and interesting narrative, present the thesis that we are run by our unconscious minds, and our consciousness plays a weak second fiddle.

[Read on if you don’t mind spoilers, otherwise watch the video first]

A behavioral test with 4-year-olds who predict their own future by whether they can resist the temptation to eat a marshmallow. The magician, Apollo Robins, who swipes your watch, and your necktie. It’s time we all face the truth: we’re running on autopilot. Would you believe that you won’t be able to spot the gorilla among a bunch of athletes? See just how out of control we are with the falling in love segment.