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In terms of megahertz, how fast does the human brain operate?



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This is a tough question. A human brain is much faster than a super computer at something like visual recognition. It is much slower at math than a hand calculator because it is built differently. Neural Network research is starting to look at how the brain works. One of the big differences is that on a typical computer with linear processors, those processors do one thing at a time. This allows you to count how much it does in a second. A typical PC has one processor and a lot of memory. A typical brain has billions of processors (neurons) and probably very limited formal memory. (See the response to how many bytes in a brain.)

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