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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Brain Scan Study Reveals How We Understand And Do Math

Mathematical Ability Revealed in Brain Scans

Mindy Weisberger | April 12, 2016

Albert Einstein once said that his mathematical genius had nothing to do with language: “Words and language, whether written or spoken, do not seem to play any part in my thought processes.”
And now high-definition brain scans prove he had a point. The ways that the brain processes language and complex mathematical concepts are quite different, according to a new study.
The notion that humans first developed mathematical abilities as an offshoot of early forms of language has been a long-standing hypothesis, according to the study authors.

Dr. Albert Rhoton of the University of Florida has collected an unparalleled library of brain-anatomy images. Available in 3D online through iTunes University, the images allow surgeons to view delicate brain structures at precise angles Source:

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