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  1. Good afternoon.

    According to the latest scientific research, the human brain is a quantum computer that is in constant contact with the surrounding space, continuously collecting and processing data sets. Other works state that the built-in memory has a conditional volume of one million gigabytes, and the character will have enough of it for hundreds of years of continuous memorization.

    From the point of view of natural functionality, there is enough space in the head to live as you want and remember/explore/think as much as you need for everyday tasks/tasks. At the moment, there are no recorded facts showing that someone's volume is exhausted and the perceived information is no longer stored.

  2. Memory is essentially a fiction, an outdated model of the brain, but accepted in world practice. It is much more accurate to replace memory with a reconstruction of events. The brain, based on sensations and perceptions, reconstructs past events when you try to remember something. At the same time, there is no information in the brain, but there is an activation of neural connections that reconstruct the corresponding sensations and images based on the received/actual ones at the moment. And we have feelings and images from the outside world all the time. Experiments on sensory deprivation have shown that the lack of sensory connections with the world disrupts this mechanism and a person “goes crazy”, loses the sense of reality, his Self. And if the memory and its events were in the brain, then this would not have happened. You can compare the work of the brain with the RAM of a PC that is constantly active, some connections and neural complexes are dynamically added to it, activated, and some are deactivated based on external (for the PC itself) events. There is no encoded information in the brain as we understand it, just as there are no parts of our body in a mirror, but only a reflection of light (which,by the way, does not prevent us from imagining the world through the looking glass). The PC works with electric current voltages, it does not know about any information (only the user knows about it). Similarly, the brain works with the activation and deactivation of neural ensembles and does not contain any information. Some neuroscientists try to match neural ensembles with external events and information, but they are not able to do this. The same ensemble can fully or partially participate in the display of different external events. This is the basis of the compensatory abilities of the brain, when a part of it takes over the functions of damaged areas (many cases recorded by science) and a person continues to live a normal (in general, but there are always anomalies) life. We associate constant dynamic brain activity with consciousness (Ukhtomsky's theory). But this activity itself is not consciousness – it only provides it. We perceive consciousness in sensations, feelings, images – external information about the world. If you are an expert in something, then reconstructing events in this area will work very effectively for you, because consciousness (when remembering) relies on multiple logical connections, and the brain only provides this activity for reconstructing events and connections. Events and facts that were not present in consciousness for a long time and did not have strong connections with other events present in consciousness are gradually forgotten – they are difficult to reconstruct and they can be imperceptibly replaced by other facts and events (reconstruction goes a different way).

    Based on these considerations, we can assume that the effectiveness of the “memory” as a whole is based on maintaining good blood supply, timely nutrition and oxygen delivery to the brain, as well as the integrity (not damaged) of its structure. If these conditions are met, the memory can not run out :))) The effectiveness of a particular memory depends on the strength and number of logical connections between the recalled fact and the content of consciousness at the moment. So for a fisherman, a boat is easily associated with an oar, but for a native desert dweller it is not.

  3. Can. But not a single person has lived to see this moment. Your brain has approximately 2 quadrillion bytes of memory — if you imagine that your brain is a video camera that is turned on for round-the-clock recording in good quality, then there is enough space there for 300 years.

    If we talk, for example, about the number of languages that you can learn in a lifetime, then it is determined by the number of years that you will live, and the efforts that you will make.

    The limit is in the lifetime, not in memory. People who say “My brain is overloaded” just don't know how to use it. And they can be understood — imagine an iPod with a million songs on it – it's not easy to find the one you need if you don't have a good navigation system. Good navigation is available for those who study well and work on themselves.

  4. As a religious person (although also a doctor), I think that memory is infinite in volume and depth. I had a patient, a war veteran, a pilot. In one of the battles, his plane was shot down by the Germans at a not very high altitude, and he was wounded. The car went into a dive. With great difficulty, he was able to free himself from the straps, open the hatch, jump out of the burning cabin and open the parachute. How long could this process have taken? So, he told me that during this period of time, he saw his entire life with the smallest details from the earliest childhood to the moment of injury. How many bits of information could it have been? Don't know. He was then 18-19 years old, maybe a little more. I think the same result would have been achieved if he had been two or three times as old. It is no coincidence that there is no specific place in the brain that is responsible for memory ( if I am not mistaken). The combination of just 4 amino acids in a DNA molecule creates a huge variety of the human genome and all living things. It can be assumed that there are some basic chemical structures in the cerebral cortex that can create countless combinations that form units of information. Maybe these are clusters of water molecules?

  5. I don't have any special knowledge in this area , but today I read a good article on this topic. In short , instead of just accumulating, old information is sometimes pushed out of the brain, making room for new memories.

    Right here – dlvr.it you can read more about this question.

  6. There is a process of processing short-term memory into long-term memory, through individual archiving of the brain:

    images, smells, sounds, and feelings that are combined into complex chains and images. Archive sources are stored in the subconscious.

    If we talk about the short-term, then in about 3-5 days the head is clogged with memory. So, to reset the brain, simultaneously processing the accumulated information into long-term memory, a person needs to rest, that is, sleep. The more awake you are, the more hours of rest you need.

    If we talk about long-term memory, then it largely depends on the quality of phenomena in life: on the brightness of experienced emotions, etc. feelings. It also depends on the update rate.

    So, with a monotonous and dull life, a person will remember in old age only images and small fragments that are most vividly imprinted in his consciousness, although in the subconscious all his memory of his entire life will be intact. So, having dreams about his life, and waking up, he can easily refresh his poor memory.

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