# Does a comparable metaphor exist for cognition that exists for slow & fast twitch muscle fibers?

Skeletal muscles have slow and fast twitch fibers that differ in their rate of fatigue. Is there an analogue in the subject of cognition?

For example I might be very quick at doing coding but very slow at arithmetic. Also I might be fast at a mental task but tire quickly. What is the study of this phenomenon called?

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It was suggested to me in a comment that the phenomenon of facilitation shows similar behavior.

Also mentioned in the comments is

system 1 "intuition" vs system 2 "calculation"

I would select it as an answer if it wasn't a comment.

• Yes: cogsci.stackexchange.com/a/18480/9769 That question was rather poorly asked though, but the answer is probably what you're looking for: system 1 "intuition" vs system 2 "calculation". – Fizz Nov 16 '17 at 20:35
• Welcome. Your identical question over at Bio has been closed because it was unclear what you're asking. You just copied the same post here without even attempting to improve it. -1 – AliceD Nov 16 '17 at 21:40
• It was closed earlier this month and I was recommended to post it here instead. I have tried to improve it. cheers – Gabriel Fair Nov 16 '17 at 21:57