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Does Math Make You Anxious?

Living 2012/11/05 02:30:05
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Does math make you feel sick? If so, you’re not alone. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago, just thinking about math actually makes some people so anxious that they feel physical pain. The researchers’ paper about the link between math and the experience of pain was published in the online journal PLOS ONE last week.

“Fear of math can hurt: Anxiety about math activates pain networks in brain,” the paper stated. “Interestingly, this relation was not seen during math performance, suggesting that it is not that maths itself hurts; rather, the anticipation of maths is painful.”

This is by no means the first study to link psychological stress and physical pain. However, this case is interesting because the pain is caused by anticipating an anxiety-provoking event in the future, not by experiencing a stressful event in the present.

So, what about you SodaHeads? Does math make you anxious?

Read More: http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/7893444/Thought-of-...

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  • Jo 2012/11/12 23:04:38
    No
    Jo
    No.. Math relaxes me.... It gives me something to think about, if my mind isn't doing something im anxious
  • addie 2012/11/12 21:51:48
    No
    addie
    I really like math.
  • calvin236 2012/11/12 06:19:07
    No
    calvin236
    Writing and Biology hurt me more than Math. But Math is my best subject, so i really don't worry there.
  • sarah 2012/11/10 23:27:16
    Yes
    sarah
    i have always hated math, i was horrible at it, only thing in high school that did me any good was teaching me to balance a checkbook lol.
  • devil bitch 2012/11/09 19:18:14
  • Nellie-TheQueenOfCraziness 2012/11/08 21:16:09
    Yes
    Nellie-TheQueenOfCraziness
    It has always been my worst subject. I wouldn't say that I was terrible at it but I didn't care for it much. I've had some really great teachers who have happliy helped me when I was sturggling with some things. Then again, I can also remember a particularly terrible teacher that I had as well.
  • BBLEE 2012/11/07 03:02:24
    Yes
    BBLEE
    Math did not come easy for me,I love to read though.
  • Saga 2012/11/07 00:52:24
    Yes
    Saga
    Okay so it doesn't make me feel sick, but I definitely feel more anxious before Math tests than any other. It probably doesn't help that I suck at Math... -_-
  • Oli 2012/11/06 21:34:25
    Yes
    Oli
    Always hated maths.
  • ocean tamer 2012/11/06 19:39:02
    Yes
    ocean tamer
    Only because I am in set 1 at school and because of this we have to be super-humanly awesome at maths to even be considered not to have a lunch detention for "not working hard enough" i hate maths teachers
  • Aly Hart 2012/11/06 19:39:01
    Yes
    Aly Hart
    I hate it, it's my absolute worst subject.
  • life.of.insanity 2012/11/06 19:31:02
    Yes
    life.of.insanity
    I hate math!
  • Chaguy 2012/11/06 18:37:51
    No
    Chaguy
    +2
    no, but i like this meme

    dear math
  • MissAdventure 2012/11/06 18:36:27 (edited)
    No
    MissAdventure
    Irritated? Maybe. Anxious? No. X can go find itself for all I care.
  • jimf 2012/11/06 17:45:38
    No
    jimf
    At school math was my favourite subject, probably because it was so easy. Ask me about learning to speak French and I would say yes it made me sick, until I fell out with the tutor and spent the next two years playing snooker.
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/11/06 17:36:42
    No
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    Nope because I don't have to do it anymore.
  • dharmendra.behera.547 2012/11/06 17:34:16
    Yes
    dharmendra.behera.547
    It's a headache for me.
  • Gothic Kitty 2012/11/06 17:28:32
    No
    Gothic Kitty
    I've always been good at math
  • whowasphone 2012/11/06 17:20:20
  • Angela Chambers 2012/11/06 16:50:52
    Yes
    Angela Chambers
    Which may be why I fail it!!
  • Princess 2012/11/06 16:48:00
    Yes
    Princess
    I have to calm my hectic thoughts when I am thinking of math.
  • Golden Panther 2012/11/06 16:36:16
    No
    Golden Panther
    No, but the math done by obumavich, his cabinet, tzars, and fellow commies in the Senate and House scare the living hell out of me. These people are either totally insane or avowed communists, Muslims, and racists....please, God, do not permit these heathens any more time to ruin this once great and proud nation.
  • Faith 2012/11/06 15:56:29
    No
    Faith
    Nope. I actually told my teacher just yesterday that I love it and it is very relaxing. :) It's Chemistry that freaks me out. :/
  • CobaltR... Faith 2012/11/06 16:01:15
    CobaltRose96
    +1
    It's the exact opposite for me! Chemistry? LOVE it. Maths? Uh-uh. Nope.
  • Michaela★ 2012/11/06 15:20:22
    No
    Michaela★
    It doesn't make me anxious so much as just annoyed >:P
  • elizabeth.okoro.90 2012/11/06 15:04:37
    Yes
    elizabeth.okoro.90
    +1
    I hats math so much...
  • Broken 2012/11/06 14:58:37
    No
    Broken
    I love math.
  • Joe 2012/11/06 14:57:06
    Yes
    Joe
    Yes, but only when I examined Romney's "plan" to reduce the deficit
  • Jack 2012/11/06 14:48:56
    Yes
    Jack
    Math must not be Romney's strong point either.
  • Luna Wren 2012/11/06 14:39:22
    No
    Luna Wren
    It just bores me. After Algebra it's not even math! It's theories and postulates and proofs...
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/11/06 14:35:26
  • Flamingolady 2012/11/06 14:18:51
    No
    Flamingolady
    +1
    Math reminds me of a Jimmy Buffett song:
  • Susie 2012/11/06 14:07:52
  • Jack Susie 2012/11/06 14:40:36
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/06 13:53:06
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    I just went back to school {I am 50} to learn more about multimedia & graphic design. When I sign up for classes,I found out that the requirements said I had to take all this math,that is suppose to HELP the multimedia.Has nothing to do with it other than standard math skills.And they required a B or better to move on. It was a business degree,but ima going to an arts degree like I should have,and less math more media.
  • PickleSurprise 2012/11/06 13:48:49
    Yes
    PickleSurprise
    I hate maths with a burning passion of a thousand suns, I'm so bad at it its painful.
  • Jack PickleS... 2012/11/06 14:47:48
    Jack
    It seems you're not much better with the English language.
  • sokoyah 2012/11/06 13:40:30
    Yes
    sokoyah
    +1
    not my strongcoat dumb person
  • BuggaBoo 2012/11/06 13:25:26
    Yes
    BuggaBoo
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home ♥ 2012/11/06 13:16:59

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