“The method comes down to us through a work in Latin by an unknown author. (Yates 1966) The piece,…”

“The method comes down to us through a work in Latin by an unknown author. (Yates 1966) The piece, called Rhetorica ad Herennium, is estimated to have been written around 85 BC, though it is unlikely that it was original with this author. The author of this textbook of rhetoric examines each of the five parts of rhetoric, including as the fourth part memoria in which he explains the method of loci. It is the only complete source from the classical world to survive, although there are brief references to the method by others, including Cicero and Quintilian, the chief teachers of rhetoric in the ancient and medieval worlds, and later in the Renaissance.”

Method of Loci – Wikipedia

“The method comes down to us through a work in Latin by an unknown author. (Yates 1966) The piece, called Rhetorica ad Herennium, is estimated to have been written around 85 BC, though it is unlikely that it was original with this author. The author of this textbook of rhetoric examines each of the five parts of rhetoric, including as the fourth part memoria in which he explains the method of loci. It is the only complete source from the classical world to survive, although there are brief references to the method by others, including Cicero and Quintilian, the chief teachers of rhetoric in the ancient and medieval worlds, and later in the Renaissance.”

Method of Loci – Wikipedia

The Seattle Times: Gypsy Hypnosis

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002166501_hypnotic01.html Gypsy hypnosis has been described as bigoted nonsense but the idea that a sequence of words could trigger logical shutdown and allow “superuser” access to someones brain is fascinating even without blaming it on gipsies.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002166501_hypnotic01.html Gypsy hypnosis has been described as bigoted nonsense but the idea that a sequence of words could trigger logical shutdown and allow “superuser” access to someones brain is fascinating even without blaming it on gipsies.

http://developers.facebook.com/thrift

http://developers.facebook.com/thrift: Thrift is a system to code in a range of languages, built by Facebook. It uses common data structures to bridge between, say, arrays in PHP and ArrayLists in Java. Do universalist linguists propose a common data structure in the human brain?

http://developers.facebook.com/thrift: Thrift is a system to code in a range of languages, built by Facebook. It uses common data structures to bridge between, say, arrays in PHP and ArrayLists in Java. Do universalist linguists propose a common data structure in the human brain?