May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example -mathematical beauty and the brain

Text: “”Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Extract: “People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – policing and mathematical modelling

Text: “Allocating Police Officers on a Statewide Basis – A Mathematical Model for the Illinois State.” https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/allocating-police-officers-statewide-basis-mathematical-model The research article above shows the benefits of including “some information and voices” from outside of a bubble. The criminology / policing “bubble” in this case is pierced by the use of mathematical Read more…