Your 20 watt brain?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ikester7579, May 17, 2002.

  1. ikester7579

    ikester7579 Guest

    Picture in your mind the sight and sounds of popcorn popping. As you picture the popping becoming more frantic as the popper fills up, do you begin to smell the popcorn? That's part of the wonder of the brain. The brain can not only store words and ideas, but sights, sounds and even smells.

    The average person's memory is able to retain about 100 billion bits of information - the information found in 500 sets of encyclopedias. But, to use computer language, the brain is not only a place where information is stored, it is also an information processor. Yet it only weighs a little less than four pounds and uses about 20 watts of energy. Our most sophisticated modern computers don't even begin to approach such efficiency.

    Research has shown that the more you use part of your brain, the larger that part becomes - just like building muscles. And if you don't use part of your brain, it starts shrinking. Few of us have developed our ability to memorize things to any great extent. But to show you what can be done, in May of 1974 a Burmese man recited, from memory, 16,000 pages from a Buddhist religious text!

    Noah Webster (Webster dictionary) could resite any part of the bible by chapter and verse.

    What have you been doing with your brain?
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    What have you been doing with your brain?

    Converting it to DDR and fitting it with a new heat sink!:D
  3. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    killing as many brain cells as possible lately

  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    What was the question? :confused:
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    were am I....