Mental Calculators

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Mental Calculators in Fiction
... In Frank Herbert's novel Dune, specially trained mental calculators known as Mentats have replaced mechanical computers completely ... In Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, a class of mental calculators known as Calcutecs perform cryptography in a ... show Malcolm in the Middle, Malcolm Wilkerson displays astounding feats of automatic mental calculation, which causes him to fear his family will see him as a "freak," and causes his brother to ask, "Is Malcolm a ...
Mental Calculator
... Mental calculators are people with a prodigious ability in some area of mental calculation, such as multiplying large numbers or factoring large numbers ... Some rare mental calculators are autistic savants, with a narrow area of great skill and poor mental development in other directions, but many are people of normal mental development who have ... Mental calculators were in great demand in research centers such as CERN before the advent of modern electronic calculators and computers ...
List Of Child Prodigies - Mathematics and Science - Mathematics - Mental Calculators
... Note Several mathematicians were mental calculators when they were still children ... Mental calculation is not to be confused with mathematics ... John von Neumann (1903–1957) A "mental calculator" by six years old, who could tell jokes in classical Greek ...

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