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## Can Mathematics Make Us Emotional?

I believe that there is Math in Music but I find hard to understand that it elicits reaction similar to great art since Math is cold logic while Music is basically emotional

'Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London.

'The same emotional brain centres used to appreciate art were being activated by "beautiful" maths.

'The researchers suggest there may be a neurobiological basis to beauty.

'The likes of Euler's identity or the Pythagorean identity are rarely mentioned in the same breath as the best of Mozart, Shakespeare and Van Gogh.

'The study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience gave 15 mathematicians 60 formula to rate...'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26151062

**Topics:**Behavioral psychology Mathematics

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## Robert Winner 100+

The answer is YES.

There is a commonality in Art, Nature, Music, Architecture, and even the human body. It is called the Golden Ratio and has fascinated Western intellectuals of diverse interests for at least 2,400 years.

Take a second and look up the Golden Ration and have a better understanding of the relationship.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

Ya keep me young with all the lookin I gotta do ...

Be well my friend. Bob.

## Poch Peralta 10+

How about the Philosopher's Stone? Do you think it's factual sir?

Will check your link and be back later.

## Robert Winner 100+

How about you Poch ... Do you think it is factual or a myth? Explain.

Thanks for the reply. Bob.

## Poch Peralta 10+

## Poch Peralta 10+

'...we can get only rough approximations and make endless mistakes. Rough approximations might work for awhile though, even help us to shoot a vessel into space.'

Is one of us wrong?

## Fritzie - 200+

The ratio is of the long side to the short side of a rectangle that has the characteristic that when you chop of a square with a side length equal to its short side, the rectangle remaining is "similar" in the mathematical meaning to the rectangle with which you started.

This condition will hold only if the ratio of long to short side is the Golden Ratio.

Many things in nature have approximately the value of the Golden Ratio and few precisely that ratio..

## Poch Peralta 10+