Math Currents in the Brain

  • Misha GromovEmail author
Part of the Mathematics, Culture, and the Arts book series (MACUAR)


What is mathematics, and how did it originate? Where does the stream of mathematical ideas flow from? What is the ultimate source of mathematics in the brain? These are reminiscent of the ancient question, “What does the Earth rest on?” with our instincts pushing us toward On-a-Giant-Turtle answers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut des Hautes Études ScientifiquesBures-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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