### Study: anticipating math can cause "pain" in the brain

Just an interesting study: for people with math anxiety, anticipating having to solve a math problem makes their brain react in a similar way as when they actually experience physical pain.

Fear of math makes your brain hurt, study confirms

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Study: Maths problems are 'physically painful' for some people

Interesting!

Fear of math makes your brain hurt, study confirms

and

Study: Maths problems are 'physically painful' for some people

Interesting!

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When Math Hurts: Math Anxiety Predicts Pain Network Activation in Anticipation of Doing Math