Brain Still Has A Bit More Memory Than Computers
from the just-a-bit dept
While a computer may be able to function a bit better than the human brain on some tasks, it seems that the human brain isn’t likely to be surpassed in memory capacity any time soon. A new study has pointed out that the human brain has a staggering about of memory capacity. The article suggests the largest computer memories can store around 10 to the power of 12 bytes. The human brain, though, can handle 10 to the power of 8,432 bytes. In other words, a hell of a lot more. The study actually tried to go into more detail about the way the human brain records memory – which suggests the brain can handle significantly more than what many others had assumed previously. The article also points out that this new work may be useful in teaching computers how to record more information by focusing on the connections between the information (like the brain does) rather than just storing it. More evidence that plenty of intelligence is in the connections and pattern matching, as opposed to just the data alone.