HUMAN BRAIN: 86 billion neurons where 1 single neuron controls up to 10'000 switches...

HUMAN BRAIN: 86 billion neurons where 1 single neuron controls up to 10'000 switches...


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Which leads to...

the number of possible connections in the human brain exceeding the number of known elementary particles (including atoms and what atoms are made of - electrons, neutrons, protons, and then what those are made of - quarks of various flavors) - in the entire known universe.

The basic calculation is something like 86,000,000,000 raised to the 10,000th power - e.g. multiplying 86 billion times itself 10,000 times!  Someone who knows math might suggest is 10,000 raised to the 86 billionth power - but I don't think so.  Either way - the number is astronomical - and only some kind of an estimate. 

Interestingly - that number supports the theory that consciousness is an emergent property of a sufficiently complex system.  E.g. it starts when the brain reaches a certain level of complexity, and ends when that complex support structure disintegrates or "dies."  I prefer to believe that our consciousness floats on the eternal quantum foam that makes up our universe...

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom C

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAP in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi