A new study suggests that not having any maths education after the age of 16 can be disadvantageous.
Adolescents who stopped studying maths showed a reduction in a critical brain chemical for brain development. This reduction in brain chemical was found in a key brain area that supports maths, memory, learning, reasoning and problem solving.
This amount of brain chemical successfully predicted cognitive performance 19 months later. [Read more…] about Lack of math education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development
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