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Our brain, the computer, part II

 As it turns out, our brain must be much more complex than the example from a previous article that began to illustrate the complexity of the brain

Stuart Hameroff postulates that "instead of each neuron registering as a single bit in the computer of the brain—a one or a zero, firing or not firing—the combined microtubule activity within a single neuron equaled potentially one thousand trillion operations per second in computing power."

So, the average human brain has about a hundred billion neurons.  The math to compute the processing power of the human brain would most certainly result in a very large and impressive number as its solution.  

When you're driving down Memorial Parkway this coming holiday, think about that and pay respects to that organically high-tech biological machine that rests between your ears.


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