Grey Matters! Part One

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Hi there!

Have you ever sat and thought about how much information enters your brain on a daily basis and of that amount, how much is really useful or relevant?

In an article in the Scientific American, a reader asked,

‘What is the memory capacity of the human brain? Is there a physical limit to the amount of information it can store?’

Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, replied,

‘The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at…

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