Brain

The Uncomfortable Effort of Thinking

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.

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