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Friday, September 16, 2016

Procedural deficit hypothesis: E equals what?

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If you have no clue as to what “procedural deficit hypothesis” means, don’t worry.  There’s a glossary for that.

However, if you struggle with Einstein’s equations, you might have a problem.  Have you checked your basal ganglia lately?  How about your frontal and spatial lobes?  Scientists are now hypothesizing that math-challenged people are suffering from deficits in these brain regions.

So you’re no longer simply bad at math.  You now have a bona fide (well, almost) disability.  You can now join the ranks of the millions who have been diagnosed with one deficiency or another. 

You can now starting worrying about short-term memory and the like.  You have now been labeled, branded even.  You now exist in medical journals.  You now have "special needs." 

Congratulations are not in order.


Copyright September 16, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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