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Our brain can do unconscious mathematics

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People can calculate simple mathematical equations unconsciously, adding weight to the idea that such reasoning isn't an exclusively human trait (RT @newscientist: If our brains can do subliminal #mathematics, what is the point of #consciousness?


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Neuroscience: Idle minds

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Neuroscientists are trying to work out why the brain does so much when it seems to be doing nothing at all.

 

“Connections between neurons turn over in minutes, hours, days and weeks,” says Raichle. “The structure of the brain will be different tomorrow but we will still remember who we are.”


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