David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Brain and Mind 4 (2):189-198 (2003)
Despite the fact that the number of neurons in the human brain has been identified in cognitive and neural sciences, the magnitude of human memory capacity is still unknown. This paper reports the discovery of the memory capacity of the human brain, which is on the order of 10 8432 bits. A cognitive model of the brain is created, which shows that human memory and knowledge are represented by relations, i.e., connections of synapses between neurons, rather than by the neurons themselves as the traditional container metaphor described. The determination of the magnitude of human memory capacity is not only theoretically significant in cognitive science, but also practically useful to unveil the human potential, as well as the gap between the natural and machine intelligence.
|Keywords||brain cognitive informatics cognitive model knowledge representation memory capacity neuropsychology OAR model software engineering|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Anton Markoš & Fatima Cvrčková (2013). The Meaning(s) of Information, Code … and Meaning. Biosemiotics 6 (1):61-75.
G. G. Davelaar & L. Abelmann (2006). Comment on Wang, Liu, and Wang (2003). Synthese 153 (3):457-458.
G. G. Davelaar & L. Abelmann (2006). Comment on Wang, Liu, and Wang (2003). Synthese 153 (3):457 - 458.
Philippe Verdoux (2011). Emerging Technologies and the Future of Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 42 (5):682-707.
Similar books and articles
Nelson Cowan (2001). The Magical Number 4 in Short-Term Memory: A Reconsideration of Mental Storage Capacity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):87-114.
Gabriele Gratton, Monica Fabiani & Paul M. Corballis (2001). Working Memory Capacity and the Hemispheric Organization of the Brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):121-122.
Ole Jensen & John E. Lisman (2001). Dual Oscillations as the Physiological Basis for Capacity Limits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):126-126.
Dennis Garlick & Terrence J. Sejnowski (2006). There is More to Fluid Intelligence Than Working Memory Capacity and Executive Function. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):134-135.
Christoph Hoerl & Teresa McCormack (eds.) (2001). Time and Memory: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Janice M. Keenan, Jukka Hyönä & Johanna K. Kaakinen (2003). Incorporating Semantics and Individual Differences in Models of Working Memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):742-742.
Bernard J. Baars (2001). A Biocognitive Approach to the Conscious Core of Immediate Memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):115-116.
Yingxu Wang (2003). Using Process Algebra to Describe Human and Software Behaviors. Brain and Mind 4 (2):199-213.
Jerwen Jou (2001). The Magic Number Four: Can It Explain Sternberg's Serial Memory Scan Data? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):126-127.
Niels A. Taatgen (2001). Dispelling the Magic: Towards Memory Without Capacity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):147-148.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads78 ( #52,611 of 1,792,164 )
Recent downloads (6 months)29 ( #28,513 of 1,792,164 )
How can I increase my downloads?