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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