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How many gigabytes of memory does your brain hold?


If your brain was like a computer hard drive, how much capacity would it have in gigabytes?
Andy, Hammersmith


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Name: Tom, Orpington
Qualification: First class degree in Computer Systems and Networking
Answer: Approximately 1,000 Terabytes. If you calculate the number of neurons in the brain and appropriate them to bits, you reach that figure. That’s around 1,000,000 GB.

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