Monday, August 25, 2008
If the brain were a hard disk
According to Prof. Jeff Lichtman (pictured) of Harvard's Center for Brain Science, the data storage capacity of the human brain is 1 million petabytes. A petabyte is equal to 1000 terabytes; and a terabyte is equal to 1000 gigabytes. In other words, the human brain has storage equivalent to 1000 billion gigabytes of information. So, why can't I remember where I put my car keys?