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Where does a Programmer’s brain store all the coding?

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  • Study shows that programming knowledge is stored in the same area of the brain as speech.
  • Using fMRIs, researchers analysed which parts of the brain are activated during programming.
  • The results essentially show that programming is like talking - the same regions that are active when processing natural language are active during programming.
  • In the study, professional programmers were asked to repeatedly write some code and check other chunks of code for mistakes.

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