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Capacity of the brain

schreudje at my-deja.com schreudje at my-deja.com
Tue Aug 31 08:10:46 EST 1999

In article <37ca6624 at redeye.it.ki.se>,
  "Claes Frisk" <Claes.Frisk at psyk.ks.se> wrote:
> Are there any reasonable estimations of the capacity(speed,
memory,...) of
> the brain in computer terms?
> I realize that the two can't be directly compared, but I guess that
Thomas K. Landauer (Bell Communications Research) estimated the storage
capacity of the human brain at around  1.5 x 10**9 bits.
(somewhat low?) see: Cognitive Science, vol. 10, 477-493 (1986)
Reasonable? No idea.. too many assumptions.

Robert Schreuder

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