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Mathematician, discrete and outspoken. Programmer and admin of various scientific and information systems. Amateur biologist and linguist.

comment Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
I have observed in several people that synesthesia can be an obstacle to learning procedures on the objects involved. One reason is that the procedure does not blend harmoniously with the inner perception. For example, most way of multiplying involve decompositions and intermediates whose synesthetic perception may clash with the view of the starting numbers and the final result. You should not consider computation a foreign language forever but try to relearn small numbers add and multiply from the very beginning to make them match your own personal perceptions.
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