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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:04 AM

Study says non-mathematicians can see beauty in math

The concept of mathematical beauty fascinates me – and lots of other people, as the long wikipedia article demonstrates – becuase it’s such a mix of opposites, the very quantifiable with the very non-quantifiable. There’s no question that some math work produces a response similar to the feeling you get from some artistic work, if you understand the mathematics.

But what if you don’t know the math? Does underlying “beauty” still shine through, like it does when you see a painting or listen to music?

An intriguing study tried to answer that by seeing whether mathematical proofs demonstrate any aesthetic feeling in non-mathematicians.

Science Daily has an excellent article about it (read it here).

Read more: https://granitegeek.concordmonitor.com/2019/09/06/study-says-non-mathematicians-can-see-beauty-in-math/

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