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Front. Hum. Neurosci., 20 September 2019 |

Corrigendum: The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty

Semir Zeki1*, Oliver Y. Chén2* and John Paul Romaya1
  • 1Laboratory of Neurobiology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • 2Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States

A Corrigendum on
The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty

by Zeki, S., Chén, O. Y., and Romaya, J. P. (2018). Front. Hum. Neurosci. 12:467. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00467

In the original article, there was an error. The square root symbol is missing from our description of the results.

A correction has been made to the Results section, subsection Primary Finding, paragraph two:

“Let rij denote the beauty rating that the ith subject gives to the jth formula; let uij denote individual i's understanding of the jth formula; let N denote the total number of subjects; let xj:=i=1Nrij/N and yj:=i=1N(rij-xj)2/(N-1) be the mean beauty rating (m-BR) and standard deviation of beauty ratings (sd-BR), given to the jth formula across subjects, respectively; let μj:=i=1Nuij/N and σj:=i=1N(uij-μj)2/(N-1) be the mean understanding rating of the formula (m-UR) and standard deviation of the understanding rating (sd-UR), given to the jth formula across subjects, respectively.”

The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

Keywords: mathematical beauty, biological beauty, artifactual beauty, deductive logic, neuroesthetics

Citation: Zeki S, Chén OY and Romaya JP (2019) Corrigendum: The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 13:325. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00325

Received: 07 August 2019; Accepted: 04 September 2019;
Published: 20 September 2019.

Edited and reviewed by: Mikhail Lebedev, Duke University, United States

Copyright © 2019 Zeki, Chén and Romaya. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Semir Zeki,; Oliver Y. Chén,