Thinking without language?

Larisa Migachyov lvm at leland.Stanford.EDU
Mon Nov 22 15:38:38 EST 1999


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Alan Roth wrote:
>  
>  Jure Sah <jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> wrote in message
>  news:383982FF.91E21DFA at guest.arnes.si...
>  > patrik bagge wrote:
>  >
>  > > I ended up doing doctoral work in Educational Psychology--I got
>  better
>  > > at remembering things as I studied ways of remembering. So what is
>  the
>  > > point? I still find it surprising (and admirable) that someone would
>  > > take on the task of memorizing pi, but I am not inclined to do it
>  > > myself. Is this a character flaw?
>  >
>  > Memorizing pi?
>  > In what form?
>  > It's easy to remember: 22/7    ------    this is an approxiamation. Pi
>  is irrational.
>  > Or do you think digit's: 3.1415927
>  > (That's the pi value I memorized from my calculator.)
>  > So how many digits?
>  How many digits can you memorize? I haven't found a personal need to go
>  past 3.14159.

I remember pi as a melody, where each note signifies a digit.  So, I have
it memorized to 3.1415926535897...  However, when I need to use pi in
calculations, I only use 3.1416.  


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Larisa Migachyov                            
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