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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Bookmark Now! | Email to a friend  

How does the human brain measure up to a computer?

At the risk of ticking off computers everywhere, we believe the human brain could hold more data than any hard drive currently available. Here's why...

Although it's tempting to think of computers as infallible and able to do more in a millisecond than we can do in a day, that's a bit of a misconception. Human beings take a lot of their cognitive abilities for granted. For example, according to a study from MIT, simulating basic actions in robots, like talking, laughing, and walking, requires an amazing amount of memory and processing power.

On the other hand, maybe that's not a fair comparison. After all, in many ways, hard drives are superior to the human brain. As the University of Washington points out, when it comes to multitasking, computers have near limitless potential. As for people, even the smartest of us sometimes have a hard time patting our stomachs and rubbing our heads at the same time.

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