Researcher: Math anxiety changes children's brains
Original post made on Mar 26, 2012
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on Mar 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm
When a person is scared, they loose fine motor skills and the ability to do complex tasks. Math anxiety is just a more subtle form of this condition.
on Mar 27, 2012 at 2:26 am
Looking for math anxiety, scan the brain of someone manually filling out a 1040.
ps to staff, check amygdale (sic) spelling, unless rocks for brains was intentional.
on Mar 27, 2012 at 6:28 am
The article does not support the headline "Researcher: Math anxiety changes children's brains". The headline implies that math anxiety is the cause of the elevated activity in the amigdala, but there is nothing in the article that addresses which is the cause and which is the effect, only that they are correlated.