Baby Brains are Wired For Math

Baby Brains are Wired For Math
Next time someone complains about arithmetic being hard, math lovers can defend themselves by saying “even a six-month-old can do it.”
Through monitoring the brains of infants, researchers confirmed that infants as early as six months in age can detect mathematical errors, putting to rest a debate that has been ongoing for over a decade.

A team of scientists from the United States and Israel exposed 24 infants to a videotaped puppet show. They used the puppets for addition and subtraction while observing the reaction of the babies.

This cool graphic comes from Dartmouth College

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