Storage of Enormous Amounts of Information in the Brain


Language: only 1000-2000 words in everyday speech, we recognize 20,000-50,000 words as adults.

Storage of graphical material takes large blocks of memory.

The brain has 10^11 nerves.
each nerve has about 10,000 synapses.
this makes 10^15 total synapses and each one can probably store at least one bit of information