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Math Anxiety

Inter­est­ing com­men­tary on Entre­pre­neurs and Math Anx­i­ety

Based on a research report that includ­ed

  • Math anx­i­ety feel­ings of dread and fear and avoid­ing math  can sap the brain’s lim­it­ed amount of work­ing capac­i­ty, a resource need­ed to com­pute dif­fi­cult math prob­lems, said Mark Ashcroft, a psy­chol­o­gist at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Neva­da Los Vegas who stud­ies the prob­lem.”
  • It turns out that math anx­i­ety occu­pies a person’s work­ing mem­o­ry, said Ashcroft, who spoke on a pan­el at the annu­al meet­ing of the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence in San Fran­cis­co.”

You can learn more here about Brain Fit­ness Pro­grams for Stu­dents to help them man­age anx­i­ety and also train work­ing mem­o­ry.

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