Vedic Reciters/Wisconsin Card Sorting Test

Tue May 23 01:10:30 UTC 2000

Steve Framer writes:

> Professors in the
> university would recite the text word-for-word in class,
> contradictions and all, and then comment on it.
Quite a number of Buddhist sutras translated into Chinese seem to have
been done in this way with accompanying oral explication and

> A number of studies of famous memonists suggest that the
> construction of extraordinary memories comes at a cost: loss of
> creativity.

Was this not also one of the earlier criticism's on the "memory place"
technique even by Ricci's day ?  It often led to the acquisition of
many facts without true understanding.

Best wishes,
Stephen Hodge

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