A very interesting answer to the question, "What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?" is at http://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to ... #ans873950

For what it is worth, Anonymous' answer is quite close to how I might describe my own relationship with math.

## What is it like to understand very advanced math?

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Many of the answers have parallels to computer programming, especially recognizing patterns and occam's razor etc.

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### Re: What is it like to understand very advanced math?

josehill wrote:A very interesting answer to the question, "What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?" is at http://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to ... #ans873950

For what it is worth, Anonymous' answer is quite close to how I might describe my own relationship with math.

http://arxiv.org/abs/math.HO/0702396

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