Mathematical Beauty Activates the Same Brain Regions as Great Music or Art | Technology Networks

Move over, Mozart: for mathematicians, the beauty of Euler’s Identity (pictured) will beat a masterpiece painting or sumptuous symphony any day. Credit: Public Domain

There are many different sources of beauty – a beautiful face, a picturesque landscape, a great symphony are all examples of beauty derived from sensory experiences. But there are other, highly intellectual sources of beauty. Mathematicians often describe mathematical formulae in emotive terms and the experience of mathematical beauty has often been compared by them to the experience of beauty derived from the greatest art.

Source: Mathematical Beauty Activates the Same Brain Regions as Great Music or Art | Technology Networks

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Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.

— Keith Richards