Human Brain Connections Surprise Researchers

Posted 20 Nov 2010 at 02:47 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Cnet is reporting about imaging developments made at Stanford School of Medicine revealing that the human brain is more complex than anything previously imagined. Come to find out, a single brain contains more switches than all of the electronic switches on Earth. The cerebral cortex alone contains more synapses than the stars in 1,500 Milky Way galaxies. Researchers are also learning that each synapse is not merely a binary switch, but a complex cell capable of computation and data storage. These new findings may shed light on why silicon-based machines have as yet been unable to duplicate computing abilities found in biological systems. Publication at Neuron.

Not Surprising! :-), posted 22 Nov 2010 at 04:07 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

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