Dr. Ileana Berman shares critical insight on a recent study out of University of Oxford. The research points to the impact an education in math has on the adolescent brain.

According to research conducted by University of Oxford, math is key in cognitive development.  In fact, not pursuing a math education, or furthering one’s understanding of math, beyond the age of 16 can have some significant and negative consequences on the brain…

Dr. Ileana Berman has scanned the research… and the findings are certainly interesting!  Overall, the study points to the following summary:

Young people beyond age 16 who ceased studying mathematics presented a significant reduction in a critical brain chemical — one found to be key in supporting concepts like problem solving, reasoning, memory and overall learning ability.