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Others are able to read through a page in a book and then recite the page from memory, or memorize hundreds of names and numbers from a telephone directory.
Complex arithmetic places special demands on what is known as your working memory, the place where you store the information you need in the short-term.
After all, as children we internalize the emotional reactions of those around us and store them in emotional brain circuits. Then, later, when we encounter a moral problem, these automatic gut feelings guide our decision- making.