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Percentage of brain used for conciousness?

Guy Lux guyscarsbrook at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 7 10:29:00 EST 2004


Reading that the brain makes 100 trillion calculations per second
(relaxed state or at peak?) and that a new Linux supercomputer will be
able to make 11.1 trillion calcs a second, could anyone hasard a guess
as to what percentage of the brain's 100 trillion calculations are
used for pure conciousness as opposed to movement, sensitivity and
some of the more basic functions like breathing and heart control?

If 11.1% or less is used for consciousness, why could this new
computer not become consious?

And would a healthy, developed, conscious part" of the brain be
considered a conscious entity, if it had never had any sensory input.

What sort of input would a brain/supercomputer need in order to become
conscious?

Sorry, I have this sort of question from time to time.....

Thanks

Guy



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