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Human Brain may be 100 Times More Powerful than Previously Believed

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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Fascinating. I wonder if they include cerebellar granule neurons in this estimate, as they make up 75% of the grey matter in the total brain.


Cerebellar granule cells, in contrast to Purkinje cells, are among the smallest neurons in the brain. They are also easily the most numerous neurons in the brain: In humans, estimates of their total number average around 50 billion, which means that about 3/4 of the brain's neurons are cerebellar granule cells.



Also, the neurons in midbrain organs like the Thalamus. i suspect theyre mainly focusing on purkinje neurons in the cerebrum!
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Great points there intrptr!

Awesoeme information, great thread Famcore.






posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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Remember, Brain size does not equate to intelligence.

If a creature is half the size of a human (or sub human species), the parts of the brain required to regulate the larger sections of the brain can be smaller and the other sections (language, neocortex etc) can be more larger and denser then the surrounding.

Einstein for example they suspect he had a more denser part of brain cells in one area then the regular person, he could process and store better.

One theory on the Dwarf Human Sub Specie (Island off Indonesia? Lived up until 10thousand~50Thousand years ago) were short in statue, had a smaller brain size, however certain sections of the brain could of been smaller while other sections could of been larger to compensate, so there may of not been very much difference from a Home Sapien-Sapien to themselves.

Chimps for example have a brain similar to ours (not in size but in functions) however several sections of there brains are underdeveloped and unevolved, and the likely hood of them ever developing like we are in the future (a future where we are no longer here) in there current form or shape without interbreeding with many other species like we did to get to our forms today are pretty much almost 0%

We have only just scratched the surface of the human brain,we have a very long way to go to even have a basic understanding of its complex functions and how it does what it does.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: TarzanBeta


They have far less need to regulate as many unconscious and conscious functions as others do. Their lives are extremely simple.


What was that you were saying about ants leading simple lives?

Leaf cutter ant nest uncovered

Honey bee colonies, termite mounds, too.


If you think that's not simple, I suppose you haven't taken a look at the human world.

It's like some of you are blind to the reality around you.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: TarzanBeta

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: TarzanBeta


They have far less need to regulate as many unconscious and conscious functions as others do. Their lives are extremely simple.


What was that you were saying about ants leading simple lives?

Leaf cutter ant nest uncovered

Honey bee colonies, termite mounds, too.


If you think that's not simple, I suppose you haven't taken a look at the human world.

It's like some of you are blind to the reality around you.


I wonder how many ant serial killers there are, how much they rape their young, how much they 'pollute' the environment. What you call 'human cities' are the worst example of human achievement. There are many more times ants than humans on the planet. You are the one who's blind.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: intrptr

Great points there intrptr!

Awesome information, great thread Famcore.



Hi, bts, for some reason your response didn't appear in my replies, happened to stumble across it.

Thanks, I know you understand a lot more about the natural biosphere, too. All gardeners do.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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Maybe the brain is just evolving and has become more powerful over all those years? Nowadays we've got computers and multitasking is something we have to do in our daily lives.

As we produce technology that forces us to learn from, the brain has to keep up with that technology.
Maybe we will always be a species that wants to stay in charge, whatever the technology may be from quantum computers to what will be next, maybe our next our offspring will adapt eventually and take on the same characteristics future computing offers.

One day we will hear that a child or person defeated a supercomputer at a chessboard game, if that day comes one maybe can say we are evolving. By then our brains could be like thousand times powerful?



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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The brain is pretty much like a CPU. A CPU with a base of 3.2ghz may can be overclocked to 5.0+ghz but for how long? Depends on the build, coolant, and all of that.

I believe the mind is powerful and can be "overclocked" beyond the average capacity but I don't believe it can be sustained.

I believe we use more power in our minds when we are stressed or sense extreme danger. It could be extra hormones making us "feel" more heightened and powerful.

Technically those extra hormones are overclocking our minds.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: 0bserver1

One day we will hear that a child or person defeated a supercomputer at a chessboard game, if that day comes one maybe can say we are evolving. By then our brains could be like thousand times powerful?


Hey... I defeated the ex nasa employee created Merlin game in tic-tac-toe many many times... in 1979 dagnabbit..



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: Advantage

Well, hey look at that a real example , that's what I thought it could be with the brain. Creativity is in our DNA and maybe we don't have to fear new computer technology like quantum computers.

Eventually nature will adapt to its environment and always will dominate and change what it doesn't accept,or just blends in like other species do to hunt or not to be the hunted to survive.

I don't think the brain is like a computer , but it has similarities and it's more like computers and AI's are just we trying to create something that looks like us.

Also the structure of human brain looks more like an image of our galaxies connected to transmitters, like star clusters to other star clusters.

Our brains maybe are the key to the universe itself if one looks it from a different point of view.

Thanks for acknowledge my point here..

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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 06:55 AM
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originally posted by: GetHyped
We use 100% of our brains, just not at the same time (unless you're having a seizure).

This claim is just as unprovable as the 'we use only 10%' claim.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 07:16 AM
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Comparing the Brain to binary computers will never correctly express efficiency.

Our brains are special because of the 10 watts that is at the same capacity as million watt super computers.

This means the 'code' our brain is using is exponentially more complex than 1's and 0's. Possibly even double, triple etc. digit functions.

We already know you cannot create a binary device that functions at the same level of the brain, the size of the brain. These 'super computers' are entire warehouses most often. It has to be quantum. More sophisticated functions will consume less power as operators of data are crunching faster in spikes. Just like how the brain works.



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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Our brains are special because of the 10 watts that is at the same capacity as million watt super computers.

This means the 'code' our brain is using is exponentially more complex than 1's and 0's.


Thanks for this - that 10-watt factor and capacity of our brain power was one of the major attention grabbers when I first read the article.

Absolutely mind-boggling. Our brain's "supercode" would put the best coders in the world to shame!



posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

At the moment systems with huge capacity of functions are mind boggling, but assuming we find some additive way to add functions in the future, that eventually won't be a problem.

I have to say, our quantum systems that are still limited to 1/0/1&0 are pathetically simple compared to the theoretical limits of infinite functions... I think the highest quantum systems atm have like 11 functions. That is still small but in my standards of interesting, imagining 'function 11' is fun enough:
43875946716452(11)547645234

And the roadway that leads:
(58)2(92)3(51)5998(128)7(97)4(49)238(36)(57)56(70)



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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The idea that we only use 10% of our brains is a mistake. The entire brain is active in a healthy adult. The 10% misconception is probably based upon the areas of the brain that we have voluntary interactions with or control over. Such as cognition, recall, speech, muscle movement, etc.
However, unless you are having a grand mal seizure, there is falling less that 100% of the neurons firing at any given moment.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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Sorry im not sure about the rules reguarding this but I wonder if this would benefit the research of how psychedelics effect the brain or change how we know it does. Entheogenic esotericism is probably one of the oldest religions and perhaps shamanism isn't too far out there as modern medicine/beliefs make it seem. Did I get a bit too Carlos Castenada-ey? Fake hallucinations as result of chemical compounds or your brain showing its true potential...magic?



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: FamCore

The fact that we only use 10% of our brains too. Monkeys have similar brains and only use 5%, but that extra 5 percent is incomprehensible to a monkey. Imagine a species that uses 20? 30?


The outer layer of the brain (white matter) is where the processing is done. The gray matter is really all the interconnects between the different areas. To further reduce latency, the brain is actually folded into wrinkles to form a Hilbert space filling surface. This allows for regions that are further apart to still have a short distance for signals to travel. At the very deepest layers in the brain there are the long distance interconnects that reach the spinal cord and optic nerves, providing a constant stream of information. 30% of the brain is dedicated to visual information, another 10% to hearing. The rest goes to the other senses, language processing and general regulation of body health.

We have specialised regions of the brain to comprehend story telling, comparing colour and texture, processing outdoor and indoor scenes, concex and concave objects, route planning using the Hippocampus, obstacle avoidance.

When they talk about we only use 10% of our brains, that means we only use 10% of the interconnects. Maybe there isn't much need to connect our visual system to our digestive system. But those with synthasia have a connection between their hearing and vision systems.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 06:06 AM
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originally posted by: MacK80
Comparing the Brain to binary computers will never correctly express efficiency.

Our brains are special because of the 10 watts that is at the same capacity as million watt super computers.

This means the 'code' our brain is using is exponentially more complex than 1's and 0's. Possibly even double, triple etc. digit functions.

We already know you cannot create a binary device that functions at the same level of the brain, the size of the brain. These 'super computers' are entire warehouses most often. It has to be quantum. More sophisticated functions will consume less power as operators of data are crunching faster in spikes. Just like how the brain works.


Neurons aren't purely binary fire or don't fire. The time between firing of consecutive spikes encodes strength of signal. There are visual neurons that detect edges at particular angles. The rate of firing is proportional to the cosine of their preferred direction.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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Reality consciousness personality perception it's all based on chemical reactions in the brain.

I have schizophrenia and I've been to the furthest reaches of insanity and back. Everything you see taste smell feel is all located within the brain.

When I got sick at the age of 18 I had all of my senses out of wack. I was seeing and hearing things that didn't exist. It existed to me at the time because my mind was playing tricks on me.

It all went away with a pill.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 01:35 AM
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That has actually been my belief too for quite awhile now.

One of my key beefs with mainstream science is that they seem to be sharpening their swords with murder on their mind and the belief that the next day, discovery, and or breakthrough will be the one that FINALLY gives them what they need to "kill god".

Personally, I'm not a believer or unbeliever in god, but I can't help but note this phenomenon.




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