the Daily Whale - 14 June 1991

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A neuron in the human brain transmits information at the rate of a few bits a second, at best. Fortunately, a brain has maybe 100,000,000,000 of them, so people can see and think and so on.

Curiously, humans also store information away in long term memory at a rate of a few bits a second. This explains why humans know so little: all their memories are stored in one brain cell.

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