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Most recent answer: 05/16/2013
Q:
If you would compare/convert the human's mind into a BYTE,how many byte it would be?a funny question.right?.Thank You.
- Angelo (age 15)
Philippnes
A:
We're said to have about 100,000,000,000 neurons. Each neuron has several connections, with varying strengths, which I guess could be described with a few bytes. So roughly 1,000,000,000,000 bytes of information can be stored. That doesn't sound like much- just a largish hard-drive. However, the brain has a much more flexible range of connections than any computer, so the types of things it can do are very different from what computers with similar memory size can do.

Mike W.

(published on 05/16/2013)

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