Studies of Vedic mnemonics

George Thompson GthomGt at CS.COM
Thu May 18 00:43:19 UTC 2000

Many thanks to Steve Farmer for the interesting and informative post

I agree that there does not seem to be anything comparable in Vedic with the
'memory palace' devices that you describe.  I myself am unaware of anything
as elaborate as these in India.

But I am curious about such things as the Incan quipus which have been much
discussed in the literature on mnemonics.   Would you be willing to comment
on this device for us?  I have never been able to understand exactly how
these rope things work. Perhaps the list in general would find your
observations on this of interest.  I certainly would.

Best wishes,

George Thompson

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