‘Neuroscience bombshell’: Human brain can store memories as extensively as the entire Internet

Reuters An image of the human brain. Human beings nowadays are dependent on mobile phones and the Internet for almost everything: organising their tasks, sending messages, and even which roads to take. Here’s one scientific fact that may come as a surprise to technology-dependent individuals: the human brain is more powerful in storing memories than mobile phones and has the storage capacity of almost the entire Internet. Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California in the United States recently discovered that the entire human brain has the capacity to store a petabyte of data, or equivalent to 62,500 iPhones. This stunning memory capacity is also equivalent to about 4.7 billion books, and is 10 times more memories than scientists previously thought. Terry Sejnowski, one of the researchers…


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