A recent study considered how the brain grasps mathematical tasks. Researchers compared the brain activity of blind individuals with that of sighted individuals while they figured out math problems. Their findings were interesting and showed that blind individuals used the region of the brain typically reserved for sight when doing the calculations while sighted people didn’t.
“The big takeaway is that the brain is really flexible but also really resilient,” Kanjlia told me. “The things you wouldn’t necessarily think would change, dochange.”
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