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Brain... how much can it hold?
Intimacy (Rated-PG) / 4:52 PM - Monday February 06, 2006

brain... how much can it hold?

how much information can the brain hold?

and if it differentiates within ages - please comment

thank you!

- Asked by A Hip Hop Guy, Male, Who Cares?, London, Student

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It depends on sex. Men have the ability to hold virtually unlimited information. Women can't remember what we said to you yesterday.

- Response by angelicaam, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 36-45

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I like this explanation:

"The human brain contains about 50 billion to 200 billion neurons
(nobody knows how many for sure), each of which interfaces with 1,000
to 100,000 other neurons through 100 trillion (10 14) to 10
quadrillion (10 16) synaptic junctions. Each synapse possesses a
variable firing threshold which is reduced as the neuron is repeatedly
activated. If we assume that the firing threshold at each synapse can
assume 256 distinguishable levels, and if we suppose that there are
20,000 shared synapses per neuron (10,000 per neuron), then the total
information storage capacity of the synapses in the cortex would be of
the order of 500 to 1,000 terabytes. (Of course, if the brain's
storage of information takes place at a molecular level, then I would
be afraid to hazard a guess regarding how many bytes can be stored in
the brain. One estimate has placed it at about 3.6 X 10 19 bytes.)"

- Response by kanaka, A Life of the Party, Male, 46-55, Dallas, Executive

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i dont know but I'm full I keep lossing information

- Response by mrdigg, A Rebel, Male, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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The brain can hold an infinite amount of information, there truly is no limit. I think some people choose to keep their brain "empty" though cause it's easier for them.

- Response by watbuttondoipush, An Alternative Girl, Female, 36-45, Financial / Banking

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Not sure how much Information the brain can hold, I don't really think there is a limit. But I do know that the older you get the harder it is to learn new things.

- Response by scorpiomom1, A Cool Mom, Female, 29-35, Medical / Dental

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depends what you're tlaking bout.. short term memory.. like looking at a list for 30 seconds then taking the list away waiting a minute and trying to list them all it can hold 5-9 items with the average person holding 7...

- Response by blissfullysweet, A Sportif, Female, 18-21, Student

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It's not any limit to that.

- Response by A Hip Hop Girl, Female, 18-21, Student

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dont know, but i do know u can train it like a muscle to hold more than it did previously.Theoreticall y, there's virtually no limit to the amt of "stuff" it can ultimately hold.

- Response by bigjoe, A Guy Critical, Male, 29-35, London, Financial / Banking

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In a pratical sense, I don't think there is an upper limit to the number of memories the brain can hold. The brian actually adds structures as needed to accomedate new memories or skills, etc. As for age, that's more a function of genetics and environment as to how healthy the brain stays, as the years go by.
you may wanto check out brainplace dot com

- Response by lovestream, A Guy Critical, Male, 46-55, Fitness

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