Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Math Trouble Linked to Brain Coding System
By Patricia Reaney

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - If you're bad at math, it may be because you have an abnormal brain.
Well, I sure feel better now...
A learning disability that affects five percent of the population could be caused by abnormalities in an area of the brain involved in understanding numbers, a leading scientist said on Wednesday.
FIVE PERCENT!?! Good grief, with 6 billion people in the world, that's like, 8 or 12 THOUSAND people!!
Dyscalculia impairs a person's ability to learn mathematical skills. Sufferers have problems with adding, subtracting, mental arithmetic and other numerical tasks. [...]
At least now that we know the name for it, we can start figuring out whom to sue.

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