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bits and brains

JoshCahoon joshcahoon at cs.com
Tue Dec 28 17:25:27 EST 1999

How do people go about estimating the informational capacity of the brain in
terms of bits? And how do they apply bits to the capacity of consciousness? I'm
reading The User Illusion by Tor Norretranders, and he keeps contending that
consciousness processes about 16 bits per second, while the entire brain
processes about 11-16 million bits per second. Do ya'll think there is any
basis for these estimates?

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