Monday, April 16, 2012

WHAT IS THE MEMORY CAPACITY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN?


WHAT IS THE MEMORY CAPACITY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN?

             Often times whenever I study for a test I feel the anxiety of my brain’s memory space running out and thus making the memorization of vocabularies impossible. However, from reading the article “WHAT IS THE MEMORY CAPACITY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN?”, it assumes that there would be a physical limit but it also states that there would not have to worry about running out of memory space in our brain because the capacity of our brain is unlimited and is unpredictable. It also says that the memory space of our brain is difficult to predict because there is no unit as to measuring the capacity of brains. Also in memories, there are certain segments that take more or less spaces in detail in our brain. The brain’s exact storage capacity for memories is difficult to calculate. First, we do not know how to measure the size of a memory. Second, certain memories involve more details and thus take up more space; other memories are forgotten and thus free up space. Additionally, some information is just not worth remembering in the first place.” Our brain is structured with billions of neurons. Each of the neurons makes connections with one another to form the memory capacity similar to usb memory cards. However unlike the set memory spaces such as the usb cards, our brains have the extraordinary ability to have new experiences to be built into our brains.


1 comment:

Kee Chung said...

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-is-the-memory-capacity