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Interacting with people after lots of math

  1. Jun 28, 2007 #1


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    Do you find that after doing a few hours of math it's harder than usual to follow conversations or form sentences?
    For some reason this happens to me - after 5 hours of math homework I feel somewhat detached from the world for a while.
    Is this normal / good / bad ....
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  3. Jun 28, 2007 #2


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    No, after working hard on mathematics, I find interaction with other people to be a refreshing difference.
  4. Jun 28, 2007 #3


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    I think I know what you're saying. When I've been heavily immersed in some mathematics I seem to think differently to when I've had a holiday and social interaction becomes harder. Having said that I'm not very good at social interaction anyway, but I suppose like anything the more you practise the better you get. If you're doing maths all the time then you're not socialising.
  5. Jun 28, 2007 #4
    What I've noticed is that after I've been studying on some physics subject for at least an afternoon (while in the company of others doing the same thing), the common sense of humour in the group dumbs down quite a bit, people start making some pretty awful jokes, and running gags are born. A bit like what happens after some beers, but in a nerdier way.

    Still fun, though. Many of the things people uttered while we were working on our theses in the same office still make us laugh.
  6. Jun 28, 2007 #5
    how funny would it be if this was in the DSM-IV
  7. Jun 29, 2007 #6
    I find that after exercising for 5 hours, I find it difficult to walk and do other physical activity. Maybe your brain is tired after working so much...

    ps... I haven't actually exercised for 5 hours at one time...
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  8. Jun 29, 2007 #7


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    Hmm, that sounds awfully familiar :rolleyes:
  9. Jun 29, 2007 #8

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    Having to balance my math study with all my other school work, the only times after I've studied even more than 3 hours of math are at around 10pm, which is an impractical time to meet up with friends for a 15 year old. I usually would go on MSN Messenger and talk to my friends through there, and over there everything is typed and still easy to understand i guess. But i do note after a particularly hard and interesting topic i somewhat ignore the conversation at hand whilst pretending to listen. lol
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