Some people say that humans are irrational and illogical. Logic and rationality are not the brain’s normal mode. This chapter looks at how people usually think and examines some of the newest research on how memories are formed and retrieved.
Try for 30 seconds to multiply these two numbers in your head, not using pen and paper or a calculator:
17 x 24
It’s difficult to do in your head—most people I ask this of give up in a few minutes. It’s just too hard.
Here’s another task. Look at the photo in Figure 10.1 and decide what it’s a photo of.