Or do you just have good math sense?
Researchers from the Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences recently investigated how humans perceive numbers. Justin Halberda and Lisa Feigenson, both assistant professors of psychological and brain sciences, teamed with Michele Mazzocco, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and researcher at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in attempting to find a connection between “good math sense” and academic success. The results of their research will be published in Nature.
If you’re not sure whether or not you have good math sense (here’s a chance for the Writing Seminars majors to show up their Civil Engineering friends) play the New York Time’s game, which simulates the Johns Hopkins study.