Why Do You Get Hangry?

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    Hanger is the grumpiness you feel when you are hungry. We've all been there, but what's the science behind it?
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    Sources:
    www.pnas.org/content/111/17/6254
    www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2018-01/uoe-gim012218.php
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21064166
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    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635702000827
    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123743879000015
    link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4613-4467-4_6
    theconversation.com/health-check-the-science-of-hangry-or-why-some-people-get-grumpy-when-theyre-hungry-37229
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC515123/
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Rob Rick
Rob Rick

Whatchu say? CmonBruh

Hour ago
Dale Richey
Dale Richey

Hankgry

22 hours ago
HoshiSanada
HoshiSanada

Get on it Snickers!

8 days ago
ADEpoch
ADEpoch

You know, that reverse psychology is working. I could really go a Snickers right about now...

15 days ago
SAMMIsLIFE
SAMMIsLIFE

I went OFF last night cuz i was hungry 😅 lol,and i had to show this to my husband to prove it wasnt my fault.

Month ago
Bentley Storlie
Bentley Storlie

When you are feeling bad, it is good to use the acronym HALT, which stands for something, but at least the word works, too. Stop and think if there is a physiological reason that you feel bad. Hunger, Appetite, Lonely, Tired/Toilet. Did you forget to take your meds? Do you tend to have emotional reactions with your menstrual cycle? I find that even if I can’t fix the problem, I still feel much better, because I don’t have to also worry that something is wrong and I’m going to feel this way forever. This also works the opposite way! Sometimes I am feeling bad physically, like a stomachache, and I can use that to deduce that I am having an emotional reaction to something, and then act accordingly.

Month ago
Sarah Leonard
Sarah Leonard

I have found that I make a similar mistake when I have a low-level headache. A full-on headache doesn't have the same effect.

Month ago
Red Bluefish
Red Bluefish

Ah, so this is why chubby people are often softies and funny.

Month ago
TheTaintedWisdom
TheTaintedWisdom

What about being horngry? (Horny + Angry) Or the dreaded hourngry? (Horny + Hungry + Angry)

3 months ago
Elizabeth C
Elizabeth C

Cool thing: I worked with one of the researchers whose study is mentioned in this video. Yay, science!

3 months ago
Courtney Woodbury
Courtney Woodbury

I like to go to a pumpkin festival every year, and I've started bringing stuff to eat because I realized that, almost like clockwork, my mood would seriously tank a few hours in. I didn't realize it was hanger at first kuz I was hungry, but not THAT hungry. But bringing food helps kuz I'll be damned if I waste more time and money on the food vendors for another shitty, under-cooked sausage...oh sorry. Got a bit carried away there. :P I'm in the middle of fixing some hanger right now.

3 months ago
Shea Alexanderson
Shea Alexanderson

Get on it, Snickers! XD

3 months ago
AdamKetchupp
AdamKetchupp

Pizza gator

3 months ago
kskits ._
kskits ._

Hunger is your body telling you that you need food. Food is needed for survival. When this apparent need is not met, you can react or feel a variety of negative ways because of a drop in blood sugar, or other emotions like anger as a response to the stress of not having food. After all, your body views it as a life threatening situation to not have food, so stress makes sense.

3 months ago
William Eustace
William Eustace

That’s my secret cap, i’m always hangry

4 months ago
Tira T
Tira T

I'd be very curious what the results would be from the studies if the subjects were on ketogenic diets. Hunger is minimized and not nearly so overwhelming emotionally on a keto diet. So I have a sneaking suspicion it wouldn't be nearly as bad.

4 months ago
silvermica
silvermica

When you’re angry you want to kill things - to eat.

4 months ago
SpaceCakeism
SpaceCakeism

"Not SR Foxley" hype! Still funny; well played, "Not SR Foxley!" Edit: The best part, might actually be, when Hank said: "Without our patreon patrons, like SR Foxley, and also Not SR Foxley..."

4 months ago
spindash64
spindash64

Another explanation might be that Anger is a response, in a general sense, to not having your needs met, so being angry when you're hungry isn't that far away

5 months ago
spindash64
spindash64

someone should make a snickers commercial where explorers are trying to cross a Piranha infested river, and the Piranhas are in a frenzy, so one of the explorers drops a snickers in the water, which immediately pacifies the starving Piranhas. Snickers. You're not you when you're hungry

5 months ago
dan
dan

idk about you but im pretty haungry rn

5 months ago
Alice Ignis
Alice Ignis

so... don't give someone who is sad a cookie, but someone who is angry. I'll try that.

5 months ago
AquadarK22
AquadarK22

Then why do I someone with a very addictive personality, who eats sometimes worse but generally just better than P.O.W. in Germany during WWII, have a at least normal amount self control? And no I am not exaggerating I don't know why I do this.

5 months ago
Iron Pikachu
Iron Pikachu

I'm feeling the Snickers salt

5 months ago
Diana Gibbs
Diana Gibbs

Ok so this explains hanger, but what about being criered? (So tired you're crying?)

6 months ago
emptyness7
emptyness7

Does something similar happen during menstruation?

6 months ago
Half-Life Scientist
Half-Life Scientist

So that we don't starve to death. If we didnt, we'd all be dead. It's called evolution.

6 months ago
TheDroidBay
TheDroidBay

I'm hungry so I downvoted you. OK I didn't really. I liked and subscribed

6 months ago
ContentToHover
ContentToHover

Thanks Not SR Foxley! That was great.

6 months ago
Britney Thorns
Britney Thorns

Glad my reality is validated. lol.

6 months ago

Thanks, "Not SR Foxley" 🤣

6 months ago
Navkaran Singh
Navkaran Singh

I'm feeling HANKGRY !!!!....

6 months ago
Noukz37
Noukz37

OMG, that definition and animation of emotion is so spot on! And people let themselves be controlled by their emotions every single day!

6 months ago
King Gerr
King Gerr

Thank you not sr foxely

6 months ago
FrostusTv
FrostusTv

hungry?

6 months ago
culwin
culwin

They should start selling Neuropeptide Pods to eat.

6 months ago
culwin
culwin

My voodoo stabbings tend to remain fairly constant throughout the day.

6 months ago
Julika7
Julika7

Hankrier. Anyone?

6 months ago
Tomas Beblar
Tomas Beblar

Thank you to "Not SR Foxley" .... and SR Foxley

6 months ago
Alien 42
Alien 42

i thought hangry means when Hank gets angry

6 months ago
DysFUNctional Combat Vet
DysFUNctional Combat Vet

You guys are coolest Science teachers I've ever had!

6 months ago
Matt Jackson
Matt Jackson

Hank, unfortunately I have been ordered to attend anger management classes, I'm almost done and actually I'm glad I had to go. I had to show my counselor this video.He's a pretty good guy. When I told him about it he was extremely interested.Thanks for a great job!

6 months ago
My Thoughts
My Thoughts

Well I experience this in a more extreme way, if I eat carbs especially if they are liquid a few hours later I get light headed I start trembling and sweating , my blood sugar it is so low that my adrenal glands have to kick in to save me and use the stored glucose in the liver so my brain can be fed with enough glucose so I don't die?maybe .....IT IS QUITE FUN EXPERIENCE

6 months ago
Sonja Johnson
Sonja Johnson

Not sure if there are studies on it but I've also seen/experienced a kind of extra aggression surrounding hunger that springs from insecurity about actually getting food at all...it's apparently a thing. If you seriously went hungry as a kid, it's a very real thing. (I'm not talking about "go to bed without dinner" here, which should be obvious; I'm talking "I have had one hot dog in the last two days" levels of going without, which sadly a LOT of kids suffer through at least once - and a whole lot of adults suffer through even as I'm typing this.) And I would very much agree that the "lizard brain" strongly affects the reaction. Fortunately if you know you might get like this, you can at least try to curb the reaction and get that snack before dinner!

6 months ago
WeAllMatter SWANG
WeAllMatter SWANG

When I'm really thirsty I experience DRAGE !🤘

6 months ago
Ken Oakleaf
Ken Oakleaf

If it is a factor in regulating aggression it makes me wonder if it is different between wild animals and domesticated animals. Assuming that humans are not alone in experiencing "hanger"

6 months ago
ghandi Mike
ghandi Mike

My teacher showed the class one of your videos

6 months ago
Moon The magnificent
Moon The magnificent

0:51 she looks like the female version of the rock

6 months ago
Christian Williams
Christian Williams

Snickers sponsors wwe

6 months ago
Nick
Nick

I dont turn into a crab ass when Im hungry or didn't sleep enough or whatever. I identify that its my own problem and I don't like making it other people's problem also. It's a little selfish

6 months ago
Bob Duncan
Bob Duncan

*Sees pizza* “clicks”

6 months ago
Kirne 1
Kirne 1

"Not SR Foxley" lul

6 months ago
freestyle rap
freestyle rap

Like My comment !! Arigato

6 months ago
302.BEAST 6
302.BEAST 6

Where do you get the pizza on the thumbnail

6 months ago
Scott Baker
Scott Baker

When I don't get enough SciShow, I get "Hankgry"

6 months ago
AlexIsTheBossOfYou //AITBOY
AlexIsTheBossOfYou //AITBOY

I'm a simple man. I thought this was VSauce and clicked on this video.

6 months ago
Tanaya Dehadrai
Tanaya Dehadrai

Yasssss!

6 months ago
o00thunderhawk00o
o00thunderhawk00o

its funny when im actually really hungry or hangry if i eat somthing like snickers i feel really crazy and it tastes really good but then i get a super bad stomach like my belly is now angry so yeah dont eat snickers first eat normal food then snickers when hangry

6 months ago
Nigward Fagpants
Nigward Fagpants

"Get on it sniggers" amirite

6 months ago
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YouTube Red Subcribe Free Today Only

did you make any money from snickers

6 months ago
PhantomFox340
PhantomFox340

Get on it snickers, do the sponsor.

6 months ago
SquarePu55
SquarePu55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Lh1BcnZMU&t=10s

6 months ago
Bailey Henderson
Bailey Henderson

Stop buying this and get Frsh shares instead

6 months ago
Big Wes
Big Wes

How do people not know why you get hungry?

6 months ago
Noble Winter
Noble Winter

Why do you get hungry? Because you’re hungry.

6 months ago
Rhinopocalypes
Rhinopocalypes

I don't really get hangry, is that bad?

6 months ago
Scuddlebutt
Scuddlebutt

LMAO who decides to blast loud noises at someone when they are stressed?

6 months ago
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6 months ago
BlastUm Giro
BlastUm Giro

Because i smoke weed every day

6 months ago
Panther15 ZodiacGods
Panther15 ZodiacGods

Steal a coworker's lunch, if you are not sure this is true, and then watch the sparks fly. It is almost a life-threatening event.

6 months ago
JustNYC •
JustNYC •

Why do I ge a b-ner

6 months ago
TJay Da TrUth
TJay Da TrUth

you got parasites in your small intestines telling you when to eat, cause when theyre hungry your hungry they control you!

6 months ago
classyfacemakeup
classyfacemakeup

I've seen hanger in action as a hostess 😅 great video!!

6 months ago
Frenrik Rodriguez
Frenrik Rodriguez

Was Hank, Hank-gry

6 months ago
Anton.d09
Anton.d09

what do you have against Snickers?

6 months ago
Ray Kehr
Ray Kehr

Why do I get hungry. Really! Cause I smoke lots of weed that’s why lol

6 months ago
Briana L
Briana L

The reason why I clicked on this video is because I dont know what Hangry means

6 months ago
Alexander Stone
Alexander Stone

Historian stupid lab poetry harsh purpose critical rule chief demonstration.

6 months ago
The All Is Is All
The All Is Is All

Hangry is your bodies withdrawal symptoms from the addictive junk food that dominates the market. You are starving for nutrition.

6 months ago
Jordan Price
Jordan Price

Well imagine being starved for days, and then someone brings out a plate of food for you. I’m sure most people would look like animals when they start eating because all they are thinking is, “I want/ need food, nothing else matters”

6 months ago
Mauro Tamm
Mauro Tamm

119 hungry people it seems. Also it's time before lunch. So back off and don't reply.

6 months ago
Brakernight
Brakernight

Twixs nows your chance sponsor them before snickers

6 months ago
JTAC Bluemansonic
JTAC Bluemansonic

Deviljho

6 months ago
rhijulbec1
rhijulbec1

I don't get hungry. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I'm a recovering anorexic and as was told me by a specialist, my hunger hormones (perhaps more appropriate those stupid "peptides") just don't work properly. I'm old(ish) 62, and I've been in this fight for 50 years. My first episode was at age 12 in 1967. That was looooong before anorexia/bulimia were studied as a separate and deadly disease. I was told I was "stubborn", that my depression was "psychosomatic" and I was "faking it for attention", (what no one knew was my brother was raping me). I was force fed while hospitalized! So hunger was the only thing I could definitely control. And about 25 years ago I realized I don't get hungry~ever. I can still go for days without eating (I most certainly don't, but I could) yet I do get angry~a lot. So I'm thinking it may actually be "hanger"! So! Good to know, Hank, thank you! Jenn 💖 in Canada 🍁 Please~don't post comments that are rude or mean~please. Got questions or want info or even to just comment? That's fine, but just know mean comments do nothing to further the conversation

6 months ago
Shane Littrell
Shane Littrell

Okay, I usually like your vids but this one is poorly researched garbage that is spreading pseudoscience. Two of the three articles you cite as evidence for your "hangry" claims have been criticized by some researchers as "junk science" and not supported by the evidence, and the third article is a non-published, non-peer-reviewed dissertation. The other articles in the list are tangential and do not actually support your claim. Come on, Hank. Your researchers need to do a better job. http://andrewgelman.com/2018/04/01/april-fools-post-dead-serious/ https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00572/full

6 months ago
Damian Navarro
Damian Navarro

The only company sponsored by snickers is wwe😂😂😂😂

6 months ago
Francisco DeTonne
Francisco DeTonne

Funny how when a person is hungry, his/her hanger will make him/her even more tired (by consuming *more* energy lashing out) which leads to *more* hanger L O L

6 months ago
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6 months ago
JackAthias FA
JackAthias FA

It’s not hanger it’s hangry

6 months ago
Catalina Plaza
Catalina Plaza

Snickers better notice Hank, he looks hungry!

6 months ago
Rita Ramirez
Rita Ramirez

Heckin Angry

6 months ago
Dmt mind
Dmt mind

thank your endocannabinoid system ,yes your own body produces cannabinoids like in the cannabis plant,to communicate with the glands and mind matrix and body matrix, matrix meaning Intelligence

6 months ago
Raj Star
Raj Star

Eat a banana, it helps with hunger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee4RVrPUAw4

6 months ago
Imperfect Animal
Imperfect Animal

Can you do a episode on seizures?

6 months ago
Spram2
Spram2

This is why I'm fat

6 months ago
Official YouTubeChannel
Official YouTubeChannel

*immediately gets up to get food*

6 months ago
Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz

Just the word makes me hungry :/

6 months ago
MoePlays Games
MoePlays Games

Why hangry not hungry

6 months ago
Cristopher Valencia
Cristopher Valencia

Hahah wow nice "not SR FOXLY". damn. SR FOXLY is getting trolled.

6 months ago
charlesmartin82
charlesmartin82

I'm hungry because you put a picture of a pizza in the thumbnail!

6 months ago

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