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Percentage of brain used for conciousness?

Camilo La Rota Camilo.Larota at imag.fr
Wed Jan 7 18:37:09 EST 2004


Hi, take a look into the work of Fritz-Albert Popp for a scientific 
approach to the definition and measure of consciousness:

http://www.lifescientists.de/publication/pub2003-04-11.htm



Guy Lux wrote:
> 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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