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Brain Power

Human Brain Power

Human brain can hold 10 times more information than we think. It can and it is equivalent to the information available on the entire internet, a new study found.

How Will It Be Useful

This will help scientists build new and efficient build new and efficient computers and allow then to learn more about the functioning of the brain.

How Did They Measure This

The electrical and chemical activity that flows through the brain does through synapses. Those had to be reconstructed so that scientists could study how the parts of the brain connect to each other, and what size the synapses are.

By plugging in the new size of the synapses to an algorithm, the researchers found that there are far more categories of synapses than had been thought, meaning that far more information could be stored