[ExI] Human memory was Looking for a word

Ryan Rawson ryanobjc at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 20:18:28 UTC 2010

>> This isn't really true, and it demonstrates how using a digital computer as
>> an analogus framework for the human brain, can lead to erroneous
>> conclusions.
> Always happy for the state of my knowledge to be improved.
>> The human brain both processes and stores vast amounts of
>> information.
> As I understand it, to simulate human brain processing would take tens
> of TF while a lifetime of information at a few bits per second adds up
> to less than 200 M bytes.

Where does the 'few bits per second' figure come from?  I didn't think
the brain explicitly stored bits or any memory unit really, but
instead implicitly stored information by it's structure and neuron
trigger levels?

> It's been well over a decade since I had a computer with less than a
> 200 M byte disk.  The current desktop computer might run a few GF and
> a and a few hundred GB of disk.
> So to match this a ten TF brain simulation should have access to ten
> TB of storage rather than 200 M byte.

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