Vedic Reciters/Wisconsin Card Sorting Test

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Tue May 23 11:41:21 UTC 2000

On Mon, 22 May 2000, Steve Farmer wrote:

> Luria, for example, notes that
> Sherishevskii had difficulty escaping his concrete memories, "making
> it impossible for him to cross that 'accursed' threshold to a higher
> level of thought" (1968: 133).

I seem to recall (read Luria ages ago) that Sherishevskii also felt
subjectively very oppressed by his memories, especially as he got
older.  Luria taught him some method of "throwing a blanket over his
memories", and that helped him to a large degree to live with his

I think your suggestion of testing some Veda reciters is fascinating.  I
hope someone does it.

Dominik Wujastyk
Founder, INDOLOGY list.

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