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Stanford Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Brain Function for Children With Math Anxiety

March 21, 2012

Vinod Menon Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have shown for the first time, how brain function differs in people who have math anxiety from those who don't. A series of scans conducted while second- and third-grade students did addition and subtraction revealed that those who feel panicky about doing math had increased activity in brain regions associated with fear, which caused decreased activity in parts of the brain involved in problem solving. Full Story

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