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Mathematicians' brains see formulas as beautiful as art

Professor Semir Zeki of the University College London tells Carol math can be beautiful. In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, he suggests that working on math formulas lights up the brain the same way as music or great works of art do....
Professor Semir Zeki of the University College London tells Carol math can be beautiful. In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, he suggests that working on math formulas lights up the brain the same way as music or great works of art do.

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