What Are You?

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  • Published: 31 May 2016
  • What Are You?

    So. Are you your body? And if so, how exactly does this work? Lets explore lots of confusing questions.

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  • Freed
    Freed  3 hours back

    'only exist in this exact very moment' thats the reason i can brave myself to do scary things (like talk in public) as well as really nervous about it. Basically since i wrote this comment is already past, a history. Its terrifying but also relaxing

    • ReverseBros
      ReverseBros  5 hours back

      What are you?
      One anwser : You have a soul stop making theories

    • Captain Virtu
      Captain Virtu  7 hours back

      Comment

      • il postino delle cazzate

        A human

        • Taylor Swift
          Taylor Swift  10 hours back

          it's 2:38 am, i have an exam tomorrow that i didn't study for and i'm watching this. what the fuck is wrong with me?

          • Avid Gaming
            Avid Gaming  10 hours back

            Great. Now I can fulfill my dream and be a waffle. Thanks!

            • The WiFi Password
              The WiFi Password  13 hours back

              MY HEAD HURTS SO BAD RIGHT NOW

              • Francesco Magnani
                Francesco Magnani  17 hours back

                This is another super amazing video! Thx 4 ur job Guys!

                • Anthony Reis
                  Anthony Reis  19 hours back

                  So Henrietta is basically Hashirama?

                  • block command_
                    block command_  20 hours back

                    結局脳が自分自身だと思う

                    • SprayPaintRose
                      SprayPaintRose  24 hours back

                      Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, it’s fascinating, and her story needs to be well known.

                      • sirdeakia
                        sirdeakia  1 days back

                        If it doesn't affect our brain electrochemical net, it's not you, you're just wearing it.

                        • silent Chicha
                          silent Chicha  1 days back

                          Y'all really don't wanna talk about gods 💀

                          • Riemann J S
                            Riemann J S  2 days back

                            Almost two minutes into the video:
                            Me : yap, i think i'm getting it

                            Video: ....let's make this more complicated

                            Me: .......

                            • Eternal - Fire
                              Eternal - Fire  2 days back

                              The way I think about it is that you're not you without your memories. If you lose your memories yes you have the same body but you lose all the things that made you HP who you are. So really, are you anything without your memories?

                              • アドリアンAdrian
                                アドリアンAdrian  2 days back

                                so cancer is like a traitor of our body, isn't it ?

                                • Toxic - P
                                  Toxic - P  2 days back

                                  To aid in the answer to this question, the religious definition of you is defined as the union between your temporary and dynamic body and your immortal soul. This concept can answer the question of whether or not corpses are still "a person." Of course, I know this is a science video, but this little tidbit of information can help one make logical assumptions on what "you" is.

                                  • Shaynee
                                    Shaynee  2 days back

                                    i'm a clown is what i am

                                    • Giovanni Bonomini
                                      Giovanni Bonomini  2 days back

                                      This is a bit misleading. You answered the question "what is a living body?", not "what are you?" (for the entire video the term "you" was used to indicate not only the body but also "the self"). Yes, a lot of cells die and are replaced, but not neurons (simplified). So probably the real answer to the question "what is the self, or conscience?" is to be found in the complex network of electrical impulses between our neurons. Life, and also - probably (I personally don't know much about this topic) - conscience / identity / the mind, is an emergent property: something that a complex system has, but not the single parts that form it.
                                      So, you totally missed the point, or you just chose a wrong title.
                                      But the premise was there! It's just a pity you didn't delve into the topic (I don't know if there is another video about this) (the second part about split brains is not the answer, and I think it's misleading as well).

                                      Basically the short answer to "what are you?", body-wise (since that was the approach of this video), would be "your brain". How much of your body can be taken away before you cease to be "you"? Well, all of it, except your brain. If you could be amputated from the neck down and still be kept alive, you would still be "you".

                                      You also used the term "genetic code" improperly: there's only one genetic code (correspondence between groups of three nucleotides to one aminoacid). Of course the genetic material of a cell can differ from another one in the same individual, as you said. The genetic code remains the same.

                                      Anyway, the video is really inspiring and make people think about this topics. So thank you for your work!

                                      • bees
                                        bees  3 days back

                                        "You" is just a concept used for identification of specific humans hence forth identity existing

                                        • Sarindu Bandara
                                          Sarindu Bandara  3 days back

                                          This basically lord buddhas teachings.he said these more than 2500 years ago!

                                          • Itz MEH Caroline!
                                            Itz MEH Caroline!  3 days back

                                            Got sent here by CGP Grey.

                                            • lostbladder
                                              lostbladder  4 days back

                                              Hypothetically, If I were offered a quick mode of transportation in which I was broken down into atoms, traveled at a very high speed elsewhere and was then reassembled, I'd question whether what was reassembled was me. Surely, the event of being broken down into atoms would kill me. What is reassembled is an exact replica, but not the same me that was first disassembled. Equally strange, I'm pretty sure something similar happens constantly as cells die and reproduce.

                                              • Raubkopierah 504
                                                Raubkopierah 504  4 days back

                                                I am a comment lol

                                                • ulas o
                                                  ulas o  4 days back

                                                  I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together

                                                  • Cassidy P.P. Suck
                                                    Cassidy P.P. Suck  5 days back

                                                    A miserable little pile of secrets.

                                                    • Steven Kißkalt
                                                      Steven Kißkalt  5 days back

                                                      An idiot sandwich

                                                      • I liketodostuff
                                                        I liketodostuff  5 days back

                                                        "What are you?"
                                                        *An idiot sandwich*

                                                        • markj7000
                                                          markj7000  5 days back

                                                          "What are you?"

                                                          "An idiot sandwich"



                                                          My bad, wrong vid.

                                                          • Koekiez
                                                            Koekiez  5 days back

                                                            We are something but what is something

                                                            • Kent Masa
                                                              Kent Masa  5 days back

                                                              It is because man has three part body soul and spirit, there’s a lot more science can’t explain

                                                              • Unicorn-Goddess Gacha life mini movies!

                                                                We Are Just A Pile Of Sells Shaped As A Human.

                                                                • Albert Liu
                                                                  Albert Liu  6 days back

                                                                  And we are in turn made out of atoms...which comprises of protons...neutrons...electrons...and even smaller things...XD

                                                                  • S G
                                                                    S G  6 days back

                                                                    Basically the rich meet the definition of cancer.

                                                                    • Brodie Knight
                                                                      Brodie Knight  6 days back

                                                                      How do a bunch of things without a perspective create a structure that does have a perspective? I feeling like there has to be something else, aside from the cells. Not quite a soul, but a center for perspective and experiance. Like: if a different sperm had made it to the egg, would you simply not exist, or would "you" experiance the life of a different person?

                                                                      • Josue E Perlin G
                                                                        Josue E Perlin G  6 days back

                                                                        2:30
                                                                        Wat

                                                                        • Watermelon Men
                                                                          Watermelon Men  6 days back

                                                                          i am a human

                                                                          • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol

                                                                            Why Do we think we r the consious mind and we know we r not the body r just an chemical reaction literly we r just atoms reacting together to produce us as a species which is truly Awesome.

                                                                            • Comiso
                                                                              Comiso  7 days back

                                                                              Youtube's algorithm recommends a 3 year old video

                                                                              • Domenico Fossaceca
                                                                                Domenico Fossaceca  1 weeks back

                                                                                Ok so basically





                                                                                I am me.

                                                                                I am a constant flow of ideas and thoughts made by myself. Not a concrete being, but an abstract situation that changes on every single instant. Those changes, given the theory of me being a rapidly bending reality, could theoretically be infinite.
                                                                                There could be endless possibilities, never-lasting endless consciences that constantly change just to keep themselves alive.

                                                                                I am everywhere.

                                                                                I am everyone.

                                                                                I am anything.

                                                                                I am infinite.

                                                                                I am iron man.

                                                                                • Lakeing Mickale
                                                                                  Lakeing Mickale  1 weeks back

                                                                                  And why the cells keep working hard to make you alive.

                                                                                  • Lakeing Mickale
                                                                                    Lakeing Mickale  1 weeks back

                                                                                    You are a God in a human form to experience.

                                                                                    • Kap Deep
                                                                                      Kap Deep  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I have been on a watching a lot of your videos! Honesty the guys behind the voice is amazing! It somehow give me a calm feel

                                                                                      • Kattiper
                                                                                        Kattiper  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I had this question when i was young, and i came to an agreement with myself that i' am me, my soul and not my body. The way i think and my mind and brain are the things that define me. My bkdy is just like an image viewer whereas i am the actual image

                                                                                        • AwesomeCreatorBen
                                                                                          AwesomeCreatorBen  1 weeks back

                                                                                          This video: What are you?
                                                                                          Kurzesagt: * releases the egg video *


                                                                                          Me: *Everyone.*

                                                                                          • Im a statistic
                                                                                            Im a statistic  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Im a fetus living through every life so I can become a God.

                                                                                          • s͝oͮ͆̀w̪̺lȇy̖͎

                                                                                            I'm a bitch




                                                                                            that's what I am