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  1. The brain has no limitations in remembering information. In certain states, a person can remember any part of their life. But it is necessary to take into account what mechanisms of cognition of reality were involved (visual memory, tactile).�
    When we talk about the brain, we mean the physical brain.�
    And when we talk about brain functions, we mean non-material possibilities that defy the logic of consciousness.

  2. Brain Bytes

    At a level that is calculable, the potential of our memory is to some extent justified by the physiology of the brain. If we look at the basic, but perhaps useful, data on this topic, we will remember that our brain consists of about 100 billion neurons. And only one billion of them are related to the long-term storage of information in memory. These cells are called pyramidal cells.

    If we assume that each neuron contains one unit of memory, then we can conclude that our brain is already full to the brim. “If you could have as many memories as there are neurons, then that number wouldn't be that high,” says Paul Reber, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. ” The storage space in your brain would run out .

    Instead, the researchers believe that memories are formed by connections between neurons and through neural networks. Each neuron has appendages that can be imagined as lines of a suburban railway network. They are intertwined with about one thousand other nerve cells of neurons. This architecture appears to allow memory elements to arise and reproduce throughout the brain's intricate cellular web. As such, for example, the concept of a blue sky can occur in countless, abstractly discrete memories of episodes associated with being outdoors.

    Reber calls this effect “exponential storage” of data, due to which the brain's memory potential “overflows”.

    “It is reasonable to assume that we are talking about a range of several petabytes,” says Reber. One petabyte is equal to 2000 years of playing MP3 music files. We don't yet know how many neural connections are required for a single individual memory, nor do we know whether it can be compared to a digital computer at all, so all comparisons of this kind should be taken with a certain degree of doubt. Suffice it to say, to use Reber's expression, that ” we have tons and tons of free space at our disposal “(memory).

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