Scientists: the difference in the minds of "humanists" and "techies"

For the human capacity for mathematics is responsible is a separate area in the brain. About it tell results of research of France. They in the course of their work found in the brain special "math zones" that simplify the solution of technical problems involving numbers and formulas.

In the experiment involved 15 mathematicians and 15 people who earn their living in other ways. The participants offered to solve mathematical problems, many of which were quite complex. Were in the test job, and mathematical statements: true and false, writes the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. During the test, the scientists removed the brain activity of volunteers using functional imaging.

According to the study, the ability of mathematics comes from the mankind of speech and language. In fact, the numbers – the same language that mathematicians speak and declare his thoughts.

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