“People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music

The use of MRI in this study demonstrates how new methods and technologies can have a significant impact on shared knowledge. Additionally, the ease with with other researchers can access the study via the internet is another possible topic of discussion with this PT and RLE.

In this case the changes over time would seem to give confidence to current shared knowledge as there really aren’t any closely-held beliefs that are being overturned.


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