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  • Human brain's capacity to hold information is virtually unlimited. The brain keeps developing new neuron pathways within it to hold and arrange the information for instant recall as the need grows. Most people hardly use 2% of their brains power. People like Albert Einstein used about 5% of their brain capacity, it is estimated. One reason why his brain was stolen during the autopsy . Gautama Buddha and Jesus Christ had used approximately 8% of their brain's total capacity. That made them divine in common people's eyes. The highest divinity ever was achieved by a mortal human was by Shiva in the Hindu tradition. No records exist on his life history except that in the 'Puranas' and based on the Puranas it is estimated that Shiva achieved use of 85% of his brain. That made him gain the status of one of the Trinities in Hinduism. Human brain, unlike man made devises, has powers that are infinite.
  • Seems to me that my memory was fine until about halfway through high school. Then it started leaking. I think the unused stuff just sorta slides away while you're not looking.
  • I am not an expert but I don't think the brain is a basket that holds info. It is more mental than physical. I am sure there is some physical aspect to retaining knowledge but there is the mental aspect to it as well.
  • It is technically possible. However when one's brain gets anywhere near that full they would probably know a way to increase brain storage capacity.
  • human brains arnt like a computer with memory. they creat neural pathways with links to common memories. memories that fire together wire together. memories you use more often are more closely linked in bonds, and in misuse they become unlinked, but every single memory you ever had and everything youve ever learned IS stored in your brain. your brain just creates shortcuts around things you dont use as much to make memory recal faster. this is why hypnotism can help recall memories you never knew you had, or why one day you can remember something suddenly and wonder where you learned that or why you never remembered it before. Its because you fired the link that was attached to it without knowing. You never forget anything, you just dont think about it enough to hardwire it to a fast recall. This is why repetition and memory links like using acronyms or linking ideas to similar words works so well for memory. also memories with lots of emotion such as anger or sadness are very well recalled then the boring ones, because of the increased emotion when they happened your brain recognises them as important and ties those memories to this emotion, so when you feel the emotion you might think of this memory, or when you think of this memory you will feel the emotion that it held. There is no limit to what you can learn. only to what you can remember, and only you limit that by not remembering it or making it memorable.
  • If you accept the idea of reincarnation, then memory storage is unlimited because it isn't being stored in a physical place.
  • I don't think you can fill the human brain up with knowledge...I do think if you don't use it, you lose it. +5
  • can I experiment on you?
  • Yes, I am a living example of the full brain. I've told my kids too. If one more piece of information goes in, one drops out, and it just happens to be what the kids asked about.
  • Nope. Most people don't use enough of their brains as it is.
  • Too many variables, infinite possibliliteis keep the saturation point just out of reach.
  • good question after 20 years of reading 10 to 20 novels a month i find i am forgetting things a lot, misplacing words i was about to say even though i know the words meaning i can't get the word it's self and am having a hard time concentrating.
  • every three things cause an error, so everything as you know it isn't how you would really know it. At best your extending 2D, at worst, your sucking satan's swang to hold hyperspaces. Some people often find their "queer" limit at 100 objects, but who ever cared that much about most things? So its often a minutes limitation compared to modern logic limitations.
  • Theoretically. I see it more of a psychological occurrence than a physical one. The "saturation point" is the point we become convinced that "we know it all" or we have the only valid perspective.
  • I suppose it is theoretically possible, but it's not likely to happen. People don't have all of their knowledge present at once, but we conjure it when we need it. So, I think the knowledge that we store as long-term memories is almost limitless. If it does have a limit, then people simply don't live long enough to reach it. The area for short-term memory is much smaller however, and that's why it's ill-advised to cram before a test. Most people can probably think of a time when they reached a saturation point in that situation.
  • Because a brain is not a hard drive.

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