SV: Capacity of the brain

Peter Harrison pjh at
Tue Oct 5 06:57:43 EST 1999

> > The main problem is, the brain does not store information, only
> > impressions of the sensory input.

Not exactly.  The brain stores processed information - not raw data.  In
other words when you see an event your brain interprets what is seen, and
stores the interpretaion.  Since it is not known exactly how this is stored
in the brain there is little point on trying to measure the amount a brain
can store - by counting neurons or whatever.  There is probably no distinct
correlation between neurons and a computers 'bits'.

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