I didn’t want to be Poindexter, but I shared that scientists recently found a teeny tiny part of the brain only 1/5 of an inch wide that “turns on” when people see numbers, but it doesn’t light up when people see the number name spelled out as in n-i-n-e.
This is curious because our brains don’t automatically read numbers. It has to be taught. This group of neurons is side-by-side to the spot we use to read words and is thought to be responsible for dyslexia.
Is this cluster of “number” neurons responsible for dyscalculia or the dyslexia of numbers?
Your math problems may be all in your head!
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