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Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

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Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London.

The same emotional brain centres used to appreciate art were being activated by "beautiful" maths.

The researchers suggest there may be a neurobiological basis to beauty.

I never thought of the concept of "ugly" equations.

Neat. Yeah, you can't have beautiful equations without ugly ones.

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