February 13, 2014 | David

I know maths is important. But I'm always a bit confused when my mathematician friends describe an equation as 'beautiful'. Are they experiencing similar emotions as I do when I see a sunset?

A new study suggests they are. Brain activity scans showed that the same brain regions activate when a mathematician sees a beautiful equation as when others, for example, look at a fantastic painting. I think it's a cool discovery. The more beauty people see in the world, the better.

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Euler's identity was rated as the most beautiful formula in the study.

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Natalja

February 13, 2014 at 22:45

Maths make your brain go deep inside your mind through the uncountable snaky tonnels and you can see the light in the end if you find the answer.

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