Oh, just the brain and it’s wonderful features

BUY THIS PHONE TODAY, FEATURES 12 GIGABYTES OF BUILT-IN FLASH MEMORY!
BUY THIS COMPUTER TODAY WITH A QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR WITH HYPERTHREADING!
BUY THIS CAMERA TODAY WHICH CAN GEOTAG YOUR PHOTOS!

Any of these sales tactics sound familiar to you? Well they’re basically a bunch of features that either process data, or help to store data. I guess it’s a factual post today heh?

You know your brain is an amazing thing, but do you know how it works? A lot of body processes are comparable to many real life things; this can be something like comparing your blood flow to a highway or your skeletal system to a wire frame. Well today I’m going to share with you the wonderfulness of the brain!

Look at it, beautiful isn’t it? You can take pictures and then your camera will tell you where you took it! Well it turns out that scientists have run some experiments and a lot of your memories work like this as well. Your hippocampus (part of the brain which processes and stores geographical data) has some special cells which fuse memories of events with places, creating a biological geotag. So basically these memories generally occur during more important events though, like a birthday party or graduation.

A computer processor and the brain are also very similar as well. Your brain consists of trillions of nerve pathways which is the result of your brain hosting about 200 billion nerve cells. A computer does this with thousands to millions of little transistors which turn on and off. I know this may sound weird, but even the world’s fastest super computer can only amount to 1-2 percent of any human’s brain power. Amazing right? It may not seem like it , but only because your brain unconsciously processes a million other things that you aren’t aware of, while your conscious mind barely amounts to the power your brain wields.

Yeah, look at that baby, 0.000000016% of what your brain is capable of storing.

If your wondering, the brain is also like a hard drive in terms of storing data, which is about 2.5 petabytes (2500000 gigabytes) of data. Why doesn’t it feel like you can store data perfectly like a computer? Most likely because biologically, your mind unconsciously decides that some of the stuff you see or experience isn’t important enough to remember. Keep in mind that all organism’s purpose is to survive, so anything that doesn’t to pertain to surviving, pain, etc is usually a lot harder to remember for the average human. Thanks for reading!

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Posted on December 17, 2013, in Cool Stuff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I always thought that the computer was ten times smarter than our brains with all the files it can save. After reading this, it’s good to know that technology can not beat humans.

  2. I just wanted you to know that I love the pictures on your blog. They are so beautiful it isn’t fair. I wish I could find pics like you.

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