Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

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Veritasium

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*Watch with headphones on!
Is 45 minutes really the longest anyone can stay in a perfectly silent, pitch-black room?
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Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, like the claim the Great Wall is the only manmade structure visible from space. So I put my own psyche on the line, subjecting myself to over an hour of the most intense quiet on Earth. No, this was not THE quietest room on Earth (-9dB) but it is one of the quietest, and the truth is once you put a person inside, they are by far the loudest thing in there so the sound rating of the room is irrelevant.
I was not surprised to find that I could stay in there for as long as I liked and feel perfectly fine. What was surprising is that my heartbeat was audible. You can hear it on the sound recording. Now I wasn't consciously aware of the sound of my heart while in the room, but I was more aware of the feeling of it beating.
Huge thank you to everyone at BYU: Duane Merrell, Spencer Perry, Cameron Vongsawad, Jazz Myers, Ann Clawson, and Robert Willes.

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Nobody
Nobody तासापूर्वी
Space is silent. Am I right or not !?
Sigurd Smith
Sigurd Smith 3 तासांपूर्वी
The way you describe your experience in the anechoic chamber reminds me a lot of a few times when i've lain awake for a long time in the night and i start to focus on my heart beat, or how the minute movements of my body when my heart beats rustles the pillow.
dvds4yeh
dvds4yeh 4 तासांपूर्वी
I been in one of them for 3 hours didn't bother me
Miew Leng Soo
Miew Leng Soo 12 तासांपूर्वी
who is john 10:21
Reham Shouman
Reham Shouman 12 तासांपूर्वी
Why low decibel sounds inside get amplified? any explanation for that? please
Jassar Abbasi
Jassar Abbasi 14 तासांपूर्वी
1:10 how minecraft sounds were made
Rui ZHAO
Rui ZHAO 16 तासांपूर्वी
I feel like it’s just the darkness that’s scaring people...
darek klich
darek klich 17 तासांपूर्वी
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Kaanthat Chayaphan
Kaanthat Chayaphan 18 तासांपूर्वी
I hear voices when im alone in the total darkness
Sean Smith
Sean Smith 21 तासापूर्वी
“The record for being in silence without going insane is 45 minutes” Deaf people: 👁👄👁
Sean Smith
Sean Smith 21 तासापूर्वी
The quietest room is when I walk in
Josh Ashe
Josh Ashe दिवसापूर्वी
As an introvert who needs silence to be able to relax: "This is haven on Earth"
Prashant Kumar Singh
Prashant Kumar Singh दिवसापूर्वी
I need this type of room for me ...
K. B. Sreeharshan Nampoothiri
K. B. Sreeharshan Nampoothiri दिवसापूर्वी
Your heartbeat made my bass headset vibrate in my ears at full volume, nice heart you've got there...
iibutterflies
iibutterflies दिवसापूर्वी
*My mom would go on a vacation there*
That Crusader
That Crusader दिवसापूर्वी
imagine making music in that room imagine making ASMR in that room imagine meditating in that room
JT Simons
JT Simons दिवसापूर्वी
Imagine having to leave this tho and then being completely sensory overloaded by all the noise in comparison to complete silence for an hour
Preeti Paswan
Preeti Paswan दिवसापूर्वी
Teacher's fav room.
Ken Milton Tam-og
Ken Milton Tam-og दिवसापूर्वी
Just came here after listening to mkbhd's podcast about this chamber.
Dora The Explorer
Dora The Explorer दिवसापूर्वी
I will totally survive here cuz when i wanna sing or im singing with someone or strangers i dont sing loud and just like im whispering and here i can sing outloud like omg i can practice my voice here !!
mdhsabh
mdhsabh दिवसापूर्वी
It's not silence if you keep talking every 5 minutes. Try that.
xuedong zhao
xuedong zhao दिवसापूर्वी
What jigsaw sees: the best trap ever
Dartland Lee
Dartland Lee 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Get me in that room, and I'll sleep for hours.
Brukujin Brokujin
Brukujin Brokujin 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
The camera and
Hani
Hani 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
When it's complete silence, i always heard a high frequency sound like a long beep and my heart would beat faster like I'm in a panic. The only way to break it is to talk. Anything as long as i make sounds.
Cedric Reyes
Cedric Reyes 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I can stay a lot longer catching all my sleep and come out healthy😂
Aileen Arriola
Aileen Arriola 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
At 0:13 she's sound like a fly ngl
Rachel Alan
Rachel Alan 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I forgot this was an old video until he mentioned TFIOS lol
Tabish Manzoor Khan
Tabish Manzoor Khan 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Only a sufi master who has perfected the art of annihilation of materialistic self (ego) can withstand this kind of challenge. This surely is an existential challenge
Lizbi_ MakesArt
Lizbi_ MakesArt 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Noise is annoying to me but silence is also annoying, especially if there’s people around but they choose to stay quiet, it just feels awkward to me. If I where there I’d probably just hallucinate, even if I have sounds on, if the lights are off it gets... scary, I’m not afraid of the dark but more, I see shadows move, so if it’s fully dark it would be nice instead of being able to see shadows
Marissa !
Marissa ! 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
This was low key a ASMR
Grant Young
Grant Young 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
WARNING headphone users at the beginning
Crimson_ Red
Crimson_ Red 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I could stay in here so much time.
Oxalis Does Stuff
Oxalis Does Stuff 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Nah man the quietest room is the classroom right before your stomach growls
Applicable Apple
Applicable Apple 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
I really don't see how people could lose their sanity in this room after staying in there for less than an hour.
Michael Bouwer
Michael Bouwer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
9:43. not busted man. playing with cheats does.nt count
Bella's challenges
Bella's challenges 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Well the record now is 1 hour and i think 36 minutes?
Michael Bouwer
Michael Bouwer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
9.31. its a pitty you missed the experience :-(
Michael Bouwer
Michael Bouwer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
*no
Michael Bouwer
Michael Bouwer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
8:36. even me. how could someone go insane in a space with way out........esp with my own personal salvation station
Michael Bouwer
Michael Bouwer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
7:55. without them turning the lights on? :-) "oh wiat i can use my own light in case i start going insane"
Dewayne Robless
Dewayne Robless 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Ahh heaven for teachers
Holder Of The Talking Stick
Holder Of The Talking Stick 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
ive gotta go play drums in there
Binne Bambaronn
Binne Bambaronn 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
1:08 My parents room at 3 am
why tiggy
why tiggy 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just need bunch of mangga and food i can stay there for weeks
Sripathy Balaji
Sripathy Balaji 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Dil Bechara book...
rivaldi _jon
rivaldi _jon 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
You arent relax so you just keep talking
Cʟᴏᴜᴅʏʟᴜɴᴀʀ
Cʟᴏᴜᴅʏʟᴜɴᴀʀ 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Is it just me or did he break the record? :>
i love food
i love food 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
MrBeast should make a challenge in this room
Groundeyes
Groundeyes 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
LMAO they actually forgot about him. Sidenote: would have just locked him in there with no response. till he panicked.
Rishabh Pathak
Rishabh Pathak 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
what a shit...I can easily break the record up to 24hrs 😏
Revy Alditya
Revy Alditya 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
imagine waking up in this place alone..
Deval Maheshwari
Deval Maheshwari 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
BYU? You mean the college of THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND?
Blixky
Blixky 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The quietest room would actually be my 11th birthday party 🥳
Raghav Chaudhary
Raghav Chaudhary 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
This is a good spot for meditation.
Delicca Tollner
Delicca Tollner 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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Charlotte Dave
Charlotte Dave 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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FͤAͬTͬAͦLͬ
FͤAͬTͬAͦLͬ 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
wtf lmao
Julia luciano
Julia luciano 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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Amelia webb 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
I'm so happy for talking the bold step in working and investing with Expert Mrs Harper after a week I received the sum of $6468 in my account
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Teddy Barry 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hey you're not far from making profits she has talking care of my account for months now? and I have 16th winning so far
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Chris Zank 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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Jerome / Neareo
Jerome / Neareo 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Try 2020!
TreeLynn T
TreeLynn T 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
I've discovered that thinking out loud helps.
Prince Harambe
Prince Harambe 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Ideal room for watching porns
adrian coelho
adrian coelho 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Is it the silence, or the boredom, which drives people crazy? What drives me crazy is people in an open office having a conference call.... for two hours! Give me silence anyday. But the right kind of silence.
ItsGalaxyUnicorn
ItsGalaxyUnicorn 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
I'd fall asleep
Zachary Battles
Zachary Battles 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Watching this hurt my head
Rin Ramos
Rin Ramos 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
It's not quiet since he is talking too much 🤣
Rin Ramos
Rin Ramos 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
It's not quiet since he is talking too much 🤣
Vinta ronica
Vinta ronica 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Now paint the room musso black...And you have the world's 1st room of nothing..
Adyant kar
Adyant kar 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
How long can a deaf person stay in that room? Please answer if you know if you know 🙂🙂🙏
Akshra Dube
Akshra Dube 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
6:20 Did anyone observed the timer?
Sambath Suresh
Sambath Suresh 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Best place for those ASMR 😂 Lmao
Alexander Farhan
Alexander Farhan 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Byk bacot uji coba yang
Rebecca Alexia
Rebecca Alexia 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
I normally hear things way too well, like really small noises I can hear and it drives me crazy when I hear those ringing and no one can. I don't think i would last 5 minutes in this room lol I don't like the quiet much and I hate to feel and hear my heartbeat Quite strange for someone with extra good hearing
Vivungisport
Vivungisport 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Imagine this group of silent geeks in the dark, then a fart.
Warnaka Dias Pannilaratne
Warnaka Dias Pannilaratne 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
experiment in this room with an experienced meditator !!
WillouhQua
WillouhQua 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
me: i bet i could stay there for 8 hours straight
Unnamed
Unnamed 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Aqually the thing is that this always happens to me when I sleep
Unnamed
Unnamed 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
This is perfect now I can rest in peace while I sleep.
Rosa Elinda Huerta Martínez
Rosa Elinda Huerta Martínez 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
9:36 All myths are false
Rosa Elinda Huerta Martínez
Rosa Elinda Huerta Martínez 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
4:50, Who hears a hum when there is silence?
Mayank Malve
Mayank Malve 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Mr. Beast be like: First to go out of this room gets 1,000,000 dollars :>
I will help IWDJY to defeat Justin Y
I will help IWDJY to defeat Justin Y 3 तासांपूर्वी
Correction: :> ❌ :3 ✅
satchice9
satchice9 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
I think that knowing what to expect in an anechoic chamber, and understanding the science behind it, stops it being a disturbing experience and turns it into an interesting experience.
Eggworth
Eggworth 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
No One: Deaf People
Aina Aina
Aina Aina 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
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GOVIND YADAW
GOVIND YADAW 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Fault in your stars relate Shushant Singh Rajput We miss u
AwesomeAyu
AwesomeAyu 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Imagine watching a Morgz video right after you stay in this room...
John Dice
John Dice 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
When i was a juvenile I was locked in a cell for 3 months without human interaction because the juvy guards didn't want to deal with me when days turn into weeks yes you may go crazy yes you may think about making poopy finger paintings no I didn't but damn do your thoughts get weird when your left alone for to long....you truly become your reality..... nothingness ...I still feel that same hollow empty feeling the silence is deafening ....don't underestimate the effects of isolation it can be more damaging than you can imagine.
WalkaboutLife
WalkaboutLife 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
down a rabbit hole on veritasium...
Wolf
Wolf 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
What would happen if that entire room was musso black paint also.?
Keithersuar
Keithersuar 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Veritasium:gets crazy in silence Deaf People:Pathetic
Raviz
Raviz 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
You can get insane if you have tinnitus
Evans Rides
Evans Rides 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Anechoic is not Latin, it comes from Greek and means without sound
Dorime
Dorime 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Que experimento interessante, queria tá nessa sala. Deve ser top vc sentir seu corpo todo se mexendo ahaaah
RoyalLaRoy 144
RoyalLaRoy 144 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Put a bed in there I could meditate all day
Aussie Boi
Aussie Boi 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
The biggest problem I would have in that room would be boredom
Cam
Cam 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Come to the South Island of New Zealand, where there is nothing but silence or occasional meaningless small talk.. or just move to Greenland.
YouTube's EYE
YouTube's EYE 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Put the insect who keep making noise the whole night Let him hear his own voice
YouTube's EYE
YouTube's EYE 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Best place to sleep
YouTube's EYE
YouTube's EYE 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
45 minutes mmm.....cute Put me inside there and within ten minutes I'll be asleep and no chance of waking up before 8 hours
boi Soviet
boi Soviet 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Yeah but you have to be awake not asleep any one could go for hours in that room asleep
Sneaker Tubs
Sneaker Tubs 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
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yakshesh rao
yakshesh rao 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
i can stay here for 5 hours challenge !
Muhammad Umar
Muhammad Umar 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
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