SV: Capacity of the brain

Jan Vorbrueggen jan at mailhost.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Mon Oct 18 02:18:10 EST 1999


bandr at impulse.net writes:

> So far there is no known limit to the amount of information one can remember.

That's not really true. There is substantial evidence that memory capacity
is limited, and that older memories that aren't refreshed "fade" with time. 
Mostly, however, one doesn't forget like a crashed hard disk, so subjectively
the process is different. And, of course, one can always store new memories -
the system just is intelligent enough to choose on its own what older data
to delete 8-).

	Jan



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