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People born blind do math with their visual cortex

People born blind do math with their visual cortex When blind people read Braille, for example, their visual cortex becomes active, and deaf cats repurpose some auditory cortex to visually locate things in 3D space.When researchers compared fMRI scans from 17 people blind since birth to those of 18 people born with sight, they observed both groups’ occipital cortex lighting up when parsing sentences describing math problems.

These animated sculptures are freakishly hypnotizing

These animated sculptures are freakishly hypnotizing Some mathematicians will tell you that patterns exist all around us.For John Edmark, an art lecturer at Stanford, patterns found in nature are the inspiration behind the mesmerizing sculptures called Blooms.