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Caption: The 'arcuate fasciculus anterior' (green) is a neural pathway that connects brain regions in the frontal and parietal lobes often used for arithmetic. The pathway is sheathed in myelin, or 'white matter'. The researchers found a positive correlation between the tract's white matter quality and proficiency in adding and multiplying.
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