System 2 allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, including complex computations. The operations of System 2 are often associated with the subjective experience of agency, choice, and concentration.

System 2 have one feature in common: they require attention and are disrupted when attention is drawn away. Here are some examples:
* Brace for the starter gun in a race.
* Focus attention on the clowns in the circus.
* Focus on the voice of a particular person in a crowded and noisy room.
* Look for a woman with white hair. Search memory to identify a surprising sound.
* Maintain a faster walking speed than is natural for you.
* Monitor the appropriateness of your behavior in a social situation.
* Count the occurrences of the letter a in a page of text.
* Tell someone your phone number.
* Park in a narrow space (for most people except garage attendants).
* Compare two washing machines for overall value.
* Fill out a tax form.
* Check the validity of a complex logical argument
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