Friday, February 14, 2014

the "beauty" of math

Neuroscience can't tell you what beauty is, but if you find it beautiful the medial orbito-frontal cortex is likely to be involved, you can find beauty in anything.
 He said beauty was a source of "inspiration and gives you the enthusiasm to find out about things".
Beauty -- a thing no one can quantify or corral -- is nonetheless a prime mover among mathematicians as it is for art- or music-lovers.

I just enjoy it when what cannot be adequately named or described or grasped comes up as concretely compelling... a "nothing" that is very definitely "something."

An invisible piece of toast ....

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