Friday, May 18, 2012

Patterns and Particles

Did you know that the number and functionality of your brain's "synapses" (connections between neurons) determines the amount of information you can store and recall? Your memories are yours alone because every brain is unique. Brain researchers sometimes use the word patterns for the word memories. Neuro-mathematicians have estimated that the number of patterns that the human brain can potentially carry may exceed the number of elementary particles in the universe. That thought is staggering! (Ramachandran, V. S., UCSD. Phantoms in the Brain, p. 8)

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