Capacity of the brain

Ralph Leonhardt leo at
Wed Sep 1 02:42:09 EST 1999

On 31 Aug 1999, Bill Skaggs wrote:

> Well, I *am* a neurobiologist (Asst. Professor of Neuroscience, U of
> Pittsburgh), but it wasn't me who counted the memory elements.  Most

<snip> of a lot of useful information to be stored somewhere :-)

> limited.  There is no way to calculate it precisely without making
> assumptions that are very questionable---the numbers I have given are
> what I consider a very crude but reasonable estimate.
> 	-- Bill

Hi Bill, 

thank you very much for elucidating this.

Greetings, Leo

Ralph Leonhardt (Dipl.-Biol.)			Tel.:	+49 (0)234 700 5559
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