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The Human Brain.

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posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 04:21 PM
I have a question to ask. How much information can the human brain hold? Is there never ending space for info and memories? Or does it get rid of old things that it does not need to know? Any information would be great thanks.

posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 05:07 PM
it has been estimated that the human brain can hold some 10 billion bits of information, but since we know so little about the brain, and have not found any evidence pointing to where memory is stored, i doubt any of us will be alive when it is found out for sure. it is believed by some that memories are not stored in any particular part of the brain, but in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of laser light interference crisscross the entire area of a piece of film containing a holographic image.

posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 05:13 PM

maybe this site will help

posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 05:19 PM
on off signals, a chemical map of 1 and 0's is how memories are stored. The same way a computer does it.

"keys" which just like the computer related counter part are used to index the "memory" by a variety of criteria so that it can be cross referenced. Each word that you "know" is cross associated with every other word to form complex strings of data.

Hence a historical fact of Dr. Tesla can be added and then later recalled in numerous ways. By association to Tesla's work, by date of discovery, by a concept, by a place etc.

so that when your mind is focused to recall data lets say about capacitors, Tesla might come to mind, and then maybe what year, or what place, or who he was with, or what the project was, or what happend etc.

Each "linking" key word then leads to other "key" words and other strings of data that could either apply or not apply.

And you as a person then decide what the criteria is for the data that corresponds to what you need. ie you might recall a data string but it may not apply to question you are trying to remember so you discount that part of the data (in your sub mind ) and therefore "break" the link of that data string to the "key" in the question that you are trying to recall the data for.

Technology is the application of the process of information in mother nature.

Hence why so many scientists are going back to nature to imrove on technology, because in almost every instance there is an example in mother nature that outperforms what we can mimic with current technology.

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