Apr 12

Memory capacity of the brain

My 300-word “Ask the experts” is up at Scientific American Mind.

What is the memory capacity of the human brain? Is there a physical limit to the amount of information it can store?

Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, replies…

Check the comments for an example of why it’s hard to write these types of answers simply.  Attempting to edit my answer down to be direct, pithy and accessible, I managed to make an entirely incorrect statement.

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