we have an estimated 86 billion neurons in our brain? These neurons help us process and act on a thought in 150 ms, and some have suggested we have as many as 50,000thoughts per day. The brain, in short, can give us superpowers if we use it in the right way
A rough calculation by Paul Reber, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University suggests that the brain can store 2.5 PETA BYTES of data – that’s 2,500,000 Gigabytes, or 300 years worth of TV.
Over the long term, memories are encoded in neural patterns—circuits of connected neurons. And your brain’s ability to knit together new patterns is limitless, so theoretically the number of memories stored in those patterns is limitless as well.
Memories aren’t stored in just one part of the brain. Different types are stored across different, interconnected brain regions. … Implicit memories, such as motor memories, rely on the basal ganglia and cerebellum. Short-term working memory relies most heavily on the prefrontal cortex