The Uncomfortable Effort of Thinking

Would you rather hear these stories in a 10-minute clip? Listen to our brand new audio digest here.

It might sound obvious, but thinking takes effort. For this reason, it's often uncomfortable... but this has nothing to do with intelligence. Instead, it's due to fundamental brain systems you might refer to as "fast" and "slow" thinking. In the following video, discover how these systems work together and how they relate to your long-term and working memory. Then, learn more about your brain.

Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thinking Is Hard

Share the knowledge!
Written by Curiosity Staff March 3, 2017