DNews host Tara Long examines whether math equations can be a form of art. Specifically, Long discusses a recent scientific paper that explored whether mathematicians experience “beautiful” equations in much the same way as others do art.
Many have written of the experience of mathematical beauty as being comparable to that derived from the greatest art. This makes it interesting to learn whether the experience of beauty derived from such a highly intellectual and abstract source as mathematics correlates with activity in the same part of the emotional brain as that derived from more sensory, perceptually based, sources.
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