By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:38 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 04:41 GMT, 9 November 2019
Girls are just as good at mat has boys, according to science published Friday morning.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University used MRI images to monitor the brain activity of children while they learned early mathematical concepts.
The boys' and girls' brains worked and processed the information in the same way, the study authors report.
'Science doesn't align with folk belief' said Dr Jessica Cantlon, who led the research.
'We see that children's brains function similarly regardless of their gender so hopefully we can recalibrate expectations of what children can achieve in mathematics.'
Despite historical stereotypes about girls' math abilities, a new study used brain imaging to show there's no difference between how their brains and boys' process counting and addition
From very young ages, little girls - in the US and around most of the world - confront many negative stereotypes: that they're not as good at math, that they're not as strong, fast or physically capable, and more.
Gender disparities continue through their lives, as seen in wage gaps, gaps in the positions and opportunities available to boys versus boys (differences that are now even more complicate as we discover a