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Altered States - Crash Course Psychology #10

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You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 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. 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. -- Table of Contents Hypnosis 0:00 Psychoactive Depressants 05:51 Non-Drug Induced Hallucinations 09:33 -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Rainer Zufall (19 days ago)
Hallucinogens split up to three groups; psychedelics like LSD, dissociatives like PCP or Ketamine and delirants such as daturia or DPH. While delirants so far have shown no real therapeutic usage and most of the times will just turn you crazy or kill you, these are the only group of hallucinogens, that cause real hallucinations on a basic level. The distortions you experience on psychedelics and dissociatives are mostly pseudo-hallucinations and synaesthetics. Besides, the optical distortion is just a small part of a trip and sadly mistaken by a lot of people, that never did psychedelics or dissociatives. Only on very bad trips or extreme high doses, users won't be able anymore to differenciate between the psychedelic effects and reality. while both groups can offer a lot of benefits in psychotherapy, they are a two handed sword: psychedelics may cause serious psychatric disorders and I'm not only talking about psychosis, but also can change your personality drastically. Some people may call most psychedelics psychological and physical safe, but in my hard raving time, I've meet quite a lot of people with serious problems linked to psychedelics. Dissociatives on the other hand could be a good treatment against depression, but they also cause physical harm, may make you lose your mind and are highly addictive to a certain group of people. nevertheless, it's just narrowminded to talk about hallucinogens like Crashcourse did in this video.
Claudete Naidoo (1 month ago)
There are many components to covert hypnosis training. One place I discovered which succeeds in merging these is the Hyper hypno blueprint (check it out on google) definately the best blueprint that I've seen. look at the interesting info .
amphetamine hamster (1 month ago)
Sigh... to all people who angry that he didn't talk about your favourite substance: Most of the drugs DO THE SAME THING to the extent, so it's only logical to place them into categories (which is done in the video) and it's pointless to discuss every deviation. Especially when video is 11 minutes long. So, yes, it's interesting for example why marijuana usage may induce wide range of behaviours depending on who when and why smoke it, but it's totally fair that in that video Hank talk about broad categories and mechanisms and not all and every drug that out there. Because science. )
Max Wipson (1 month ago)
Hypnosis works, but only 60% of the time
Slim Shady (1 month ago)
Freud should've stuck to coke
Alex Laboy (1 month ago)
Disappointed with this episode. I know it's crash course so I'm not expecting something super in depth, but psychedelics were misrepresented and he spent a total of like 11 seconds describing the entire category. He spent more time talking about Freuds Coke use. This is kinda ridiculous as this episode is on altered states and no other compounds have as big an impact on altered states as psychedelics. He also said they let you see things that are not "real", but to make this claim he needs to first define the word "real". Though this may have been done to avoid getting into a philosophical rant. Also, he forgot one of the most important ways of reaching altered states. Meditation. With meditation one can reach altered states on par to that of psychedelics.
yogpodfan420 (2 months ago)
I like drugs of all kinds
Dallas VanLoozen (2 months ago)
Calling it magnetic quackery is slightly dishonest
ashra8t 93 (2 months ago)
That mugatu animation though 😂
D0PEF1END (3 months ago)
I would like to cite Derren brown. He layered hypnotic programming and made someone into an assassin EXACTLY like zoolander. Tell me I'm whatever kind of fool you like and then go look it up and be amazed as a panel of clinical psychologists are baffled by someone doing something they said was impossible.
Autumn Heart (3 months ago)
If Derren Brown's "The Assassin" isn't fake, hypnosis can in fact be used to make a person murder someone else.
P. Fish_63 (3 months ago)
I watched this video on drugs. I love drugs
George Semple (4 months ago)
I know this series is from a while ago, but could you do an episode on meditation?
Jam Sandwich (4 months ago)
Psychedelics brought me here, opened my eyes up to learning and understanding the world around me. More than i could describe with words in a youtube comment, they have changed my life in the best way possible.
Aparegi (4 months ago)
And what about disassociative drugs
Aparegi (4 months ago)
No one is getting prescribed barbituates anymore, they're replaced with benzos
Tiffany Snow (4 months ago)
I teach Childbirth Hypnosis and it's pretty incredible to see and experience.
Stunami (4 months ago)
How do you explain hallucinations that are novel? No memory of this reality? And how is it explained why there are shared hallucinations/themes? My take is the jury isn't in on this. No research has been done after the entire class of drugs became illegal. Check out MAPS. They are the only organization with the authorization to study psychedelics and their new discoveries would astonish you. I bet there are alot of Vsauce fans here. He did an episide where he went to Puru to participate in an Ayahuasca ceremony. And he did scientific tests during. We must challenge all scientific assumptions with a healthy debate and study.
Ethan White (5 months ago)
Opiates and opioids are not depressants. Also psychodelics are the correct term for "hallucinogenics"
Entertainment (5 months ago)
Duke be like:'This is a bat video'.. :D
Hassan Syed (5 months ago)
Wow, Sigmund Freud snorted coke? I'll never see him the same way again.
cam doyle is cool (5 months ago)
I never actually learn anything from these videos. But there so addicting to watch.
Christine Ekki (5 months ago)
After watching a few episodes I have to ask if you’re Dutch? I can hear I mild Dutch accent!
Isaac Bakan (6 months ago)
What about a drug like weed that doesn't make you perceive things that aren't there or bring you up or down, but just makes you feel... different. Would that be a hallucinagen though because your perception of how reality feels is different. Also LSD despite also having sensory hallucinations has this quality
Marietou Keita (6 months ago)
who is watching this high?
Patrick McCurry (6 months ago)
Just want to say that opiates do not work on everyone. I found out post-surgery that they have zero effect on pain and caused no euphoria at all. Just general confusion with high doses.
Meowmeow (6 months ago)
Way too little and incorrect information about psychedelics.
CornKob (7 months ago)
Why does Hank say dftba! In the intro?
erwin eichmann (7 months ago)
As a recovering drug addict, I must say this is a v well done video. If you can talk about drugs and NOT trigger an addict to use or desire them, you did a good job. PS: loved the Fear and Loathing and Trainspotting references.
Adam Soli (7 months ago)
So being high is like super consciousness? I'm always that way
Leslie Reyes (7 months ago)
very nice video  thank you so much!
Potater Tots (8 months ago)
anyone watch this on acid?
Jean Fox (8 months ago)
I want raisins
Relatively Large Matt (8 months ago)
Could you explain why some subjects like math can't click like other subjects
Herself (9 months ago)
I hate school
GTAMAN561 (9 months ago)
You'd think Freud would have been the one to invent Coca-Cola since Coke was invented as a drug to stop the Morphine addiction of the inventor John Pemberton.
Dallas Favel (9 months ago)
I was kinda hoping you'd have covered drugs under philosophy :P
GTR KURO (9 months ago)
I was just watching scenes from transpotting. then some how wandered to this video 7:34 shows....This cant be some coincidence. something about aura leads me to certian things. It happens to me everyday
TheCoastalForest (10 months ago)
Who are you to tell me what is real or not?
Sam Lee (10 months ago)
Do you have a PPT or PDF of this course,
Chris Schrimmel (10 months ago)
I am a bit disappointed in your cursory pass over hallucinogens. The category you have defined as hallucinogens shows so much promising research for treating those suffering from ptsd to cluster headaches, even showing promise in improving recidivism rates among those released from prison. Not too cool guys. Otherwise great work!
Zainab Siddiqui (10 months ago)
LOl, I loooove the animations
It's AvgOtaku (10 months ago)
Hypnosis can't make you do something you don't want to do. however, he never said you couldn't learn to want it
Vano Misoo (10 months ago)
thank you!
Alyssa Schultz (10 months ago)
who's disliking cc????
Abi Wilson (10 months ago)
We cant stop here, this is bat country.
kasideys funnworld (11 months ago)
love the train spotting baby cameo!
treid100182 (11 months ago)
This channel kinda sucks.
Baldthony Headtano (11 months ago)
Haha. You can ask people to dissociate. I wouldn't dissociate for money! I took a medication many years ago and I had dissociation because of it, and haven't shaken the feeling for years.
Johnny Parsnips (11 months ago)
LSD-25 is semi-synthetic. EDIT: You hypnotic language pattern-er motherfuckers. lol. Kathleen Yale & Blake de Pastino.
C Passwater (1 year ago)
Was anyone else reminded of Vivaldi's Summer at 4:03?
Ally Nelke (1 year ago)
So appreciate that zoolander reference
Lola Nurmanova (1 year ago)
8:54 is that jacksepticeye XD
Why was the hypnotist Johnny Depp?
Reloveution (1 year ago)
Hey you forgot DMT pal.
Casey Davitt (1 year ago)
Lisa van Dam (1 year ago)
Can somebody explain to me how caffeine brings you into an altered state of consciousness, since it's a drug..
oriricha (1 year ago)
centipedes under my skin... thank you, Hank.. thank you
Kid Icarus (1 year ago)
Kellie yes (1 year ago)
My son is slipping into altered states and not sure how to do this at will.
Amanda Hanahan (1 year ago)
I suffer from chronic pain and I wish that ibuprofen wasn't slowly loosing its effect on me at only 17 😧 its not fair
collapse (1 year ago)
Laughed out loud when I saw Hunter S. Thompson popping up at 5:27.
loving this channel :)
JohnnyXantium (1 year ago)
for those complaining about his misinformation to psychedelics, please take note that this videos is from 2014. that year were cannabis was barely emerging to legality. shrooms and lsd information wasnt until late 2016 and since then has been suppressed from society by big pharma.
227Morgan (1 year ago)
You did not explain how hallucinogens act in the brain nor what they do aside from cause "hallucinations" then went on to talk about that as opposed to the substances
JustKeith (1 year ago)
Drugs talk starts at 5:00
European Qoheleth (1 year ago)
7:33 Anybody else get reminded of the withdrawal scene from Trainspotting?
Katie Vanessa (1 year ago)
AP exam in 25 min AHAHHA
Poolbon Bob (1 year ago)
what was the movie reference at 7:32 ?
Nikola Demitri (1 year ago)
It's important to note that none of those hallucinations that "can happen to anyone" are anything like the experience of lsd or other psychedelic drugs (at least those belonging to the tryptamine range of psychedelics). The type of centipede vs dolphin hallucination you described makes it clear you've not tried these drugs, bc that's not a realistic experience one would expect while tripping on psychedelic tryptamines. Also, I know you were mainly focused on describing the effects that drugs have on consciousness in this video, but I wish you'd have mentioned the recent and building literature concerning the incredible efficacy of these drugs for treating various psychological disorders and diseases (e.g. PTSD, GAD, chronic depressive disorder, end of life anxiety, etc). MDMA, which is more qualitatively similar to a mildly psychedelic and highly euphoric experience, as opposed to the other stimulants like amphetamines or cocaine, also has a growing literature building regarding it's efficacy in treating anxiety and panic disorders, most notably PTSD. The reason why this is worth mentioning and so significant, is that with both MDMA and these tryptamine psychedelics (lsd and psilocybin mushrooms), the efficacy of their use compared to benzodiazepines (and other traditional prescriptions) and placebos is absolutely astonishing. We're talking single uses combined with talk therapy and/or psychoanalysis and/or CBT, etc, followed by marked improvement of symptoms for up to six months in many cases, with absolutely no requirement for prescription treatment. These taboo "party" drugs, when used correctly in a clinical setting, are the biggest breakthrough for multiple disorders that we've ever used. One more thing I do REALLY wish you'd have included regarding psychedelics, is that they're non-addictive. Most individuals generally do not desire to feel that kind of high regularly for various reasons, but even if one would, the tolerance that the body builds after a single day of tripping is unlike that of any other type of drug. You need to double your dose daily to get the same effect as the prior day if taking it consecutive days. This incredible tolerance was discovered and documented in the early 40s by the man who synthesized LSD, Albert Hoffman. The crime is that, like cannabis, these drugs are classified schedule I drugs by the federal government, designating them as highly addictive and as having no known medical use. Another crime is that my advocating for these drugs the way I am is perceived as suspect and my intentions potentially nefarious, but this is literally scientific documented fact, and considering a lot of the implications of the research, we should be elated. However, government propaganda over the years has done its job casting a dark taboo shadow over what are chemical compounds with incredible therapeutic promise and potential.
Jay Baby (1 year ago)
Watching all the Psychology crash course videos just four days before my AP exam LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOkillmeOOOOOOOOO
EscapeMCP (1 year ago)
Should have included DMT in the psychedelics. It's produced by the body naturally, so obviously has some useful functions.
auzio (1 year ago)
and a Veritasium shirt. I like you
auzio (1 year ago)
amr mousa (1 year ago)
Who else here is watching this high?
Andromeda Gaming (1 year ago)
veritasium shirt!
Ariel Morel (1 year ago)
Veritasium ad?
ariandynas (1 year ago)
You could indeed say Mesmer "Mesmer-ized" his patients. Because that's the root of the word. So that joke... isn't that funny.
DonBebe (1 year ago)
lol I appreciate this comment section
Alexis Babayan (1 year ago)
#CrashCourse What's the deal with the *very quiet* "growling" or "snoring" or "low-pitched-rattling" sound effect that comes on when words appear upon the screen? At first I didn't notice it- it was at the very edge of what I was able to percieve- and now I find it disconcerting and impossible to ignore. Is that sound effect supposed to represent "brains working?"
Rexxi A (1 year ago)
don't scroll down. All the comments are people trying to defend their drug use and bring mad at Hank that he didn't defend their drug use.
Karl Gauss (1 year ago)
Anyone noticed that Hank Green was wearing a Veritasium shirt?
Sadie (1 year ago)
i have a question. can stimulants be prescribed on a low dose level to treat depression?
Parsa Abdollahzadeh (1 year ago)
thank you for centipedes nightmare! next time i'll be on the shrooms i'm definitely going to experience it!
lyth Mashni (1 year ago)
fight club
laurenisdead (1 year ago)
jesus christ i came to the comments for talks about consciousness but i see drug comments everywhere. it's rare but people do die from drugs like LSD, it's just not directly from the drug
Daniell Bondad (1 year ago)
Anyone else noticed the Veritasium shirt.
Daniell Bondad (1 year ago)
Anyone else noticed the Veritasium shirt.
Albert McGinn (1 year ago)
Sick animations
Insanity Cubed (1 year ago)
I see a veritasium shirt.
MrComputercracker (1 year ago)
Noticed ya made the joint grow when talking about addiction. Go ahead and make the pill bottle bigger too bud.
Pie Pierrot (1 year ago)
I have a question, what is the difference between hypnosis and brainwashing? Is there a difference? It seems there have been cases of successful (albeit highly unethical) brainwashing through torture, well, kinda... in any case, is such a thing really possible?
Thatfilmguy33 (1 year ago)
why does he talk so weird "cluck like chickens"
Ryan Jones (1 year ago)
veritasium shirt
Ryan Jones (1 year ago)
veritasium shirt
Ray Alva (1 year ago)
Psychedelic drugs are the best
Regular Emo (1 year ago)
my uncle woke up in a jail cell one day. He got arrested for getting drunk and trying to fight a store owner (the very person that sold him his beer)
OHM-968692 (1 year ago)
Does cocaine still work if no dopamine, serotonin etc. is released in the first place?
Jakov Vodanović (1 year ago)
Jesus, you talk so much about the brain and mind, and we still don't know a lot about it.
Jesus (1 year ago)
I love getting stones and listening to crash course

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