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Our Brains Can Store 10x More Than We Thought!

Researchers have just figured out how much storage space we have in our brains. How much is it and how do they know?

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Salk Institute: Memory Capacity Of Brain Is 10 Times More than Previously Thought
"Salk researchers and collaborators have achieved critical insight into the size of neural connections, putting the memory capacity of the brain far higher than common estimates. The new work also answers a longstanding question as to how the brain is so energy efficient and could help engineers build computers that are incredibly powerful but also conserve energy."

Scientific American: What Is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?
"Postinjury, the progressive brain deterioration that may occur likely reaches a tipping point, after which the loss of function "suddenly" becomes obvious. Depending on the type and severity of the traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can accelerate memory loss or increase a person's chance of succumbing to Alzheimer's disease."