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.