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You’re Not Bad At Math, You’re Just Lazy

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Everyone’s heard someone say that they’re “just not a math person.” But don’t believe them… it’s a lie! These people are just lazy and science proves it! Trace Dominguez explains.

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The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’

“‘I’m just not a math person.’ We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career.”

There’s no such thing as being “good” or “bad” at math

“As an American, I was in the minority in my PhD program and I was at Columbia University. That’s because I studied economics, a so-called quantitative subject. During graduate school, my fellow Americans in law school or business school often remarked about what a math genius I must be.”

Math as a Language

“Writing was developed by the Sumerians approximately 5,000 years ago. At the same time, the Sumerians developed some written notation for mathematics. Writing and mathematics are brain tools–they are powerful aids to the human mind.”

Second Languages Slow Brain Decline

“Speaking two languages throughout life may slow the loss of mental agility that comes with age.”

A Brain Area for Visual Numerals

“Is there a distinct area within the human visual system that has a preferential response to numerals, as there is for faces, words, or scenes?”

Your Brain on Math



“Among the 100 million or so nerve cells in the brain, it turns out there is a group dedicated to making sense of numbers.”

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