Scientists have been working hard to piece together on how human brains operate. Recent articles reveal some of the most mind-bogging discoveries yet! Many of us own a digital camera. A very high quality camera can consist around 15 or more megapixels but take a human eye. It has 120 million rods and 6 million cones each.
A receptor represents a pixel, which is 2 x 126 million pixels, or 252 megapixels! Keep in mind, these are not taking still shots out in the sun somewhere with technology that helps prevent some blur pictures but rather the enormous eye resolution is with moving objects.
How can your amazing brain transmit and then process such a high level of visual information? The answer lies with how the brain compresses the information similar to that how a computer hard-drive compresses its information.
Science daily reports…
“The brain is faced with a similar problem. The images captured by light-sensitive cells in the retina are on the order of a megapixel. The brain does not have the transmission or memory capacity to deal with a lifetime of megapixel images. Instead, the brain must select out only the most vital information for understanding the visual world.”
“Computers can beat us at math and chess,” said Connor, “but they can’t match our ability to distinguish, recognize, understand, remember, and manipulate the objects that make up our world.” This core human ability depends in part on condensing visual information to a tractable level. For now, at least, the .brain format seems to be the best compression algorithm around.”
In another story, your amazingly designed cerebellum which is part of the brain near the brain stem, it’s functions consists of emotions and language. Some like Live Science say, the wiring in the cerebellum starts with “surprisingly bad wiring,” but it’s only an interpretation on what is considered negative. Because there was found that “a substance known as bone morphogenetic protein 4, which plays a role in bone development, helped correct these errors.”
One of the researchers who made the discovery published on Feburary 8, 2011, in PLOS Biology…
“What we demonstrate here is that you have a negative system that repels axons from an inappropriate target, thereby steering them to the right target. In summary, we show that the specificity of the synaptic connections in the ponto-cerebellar circuit emerges through extensive elimination of transient synapses.”
How can one call a system negative (or bad wiring) that performs (if working properly) a highly important and positive function? The paper does raise another interesting question, what regulates the regulators?
In more articles, the memory of the brain is absolutely amazingly designed. Live Science describes how information is stored outside the brain…
“The tipping point came in 2002 — that was when the world began storing more information in digital than in analog format, or so estimate the researchers who recently completed an inventory of the world’s technological capacity…
“As of 2007, the latest year that Hilbert reviewed, humankind wasable to store 295 trillion optimally megabytes, to communicate almost 2 quadrillion megabytes, and to carry out 6.4 trillion MIPS (million instructions per second) on general-purpose computers.”
It’s an incredible amount of stored information, right? Now think of this huge amount of information the world has compressed digitally, it only represents “0.33 percent of the information that can be stored in all DNA molecules of one human adult.” Wow! That means for each person, the DNA can store an amount of information that if it could be all stored on DVDs, those DVDs would be able to extend from earth to half the distance of Mars! Absolutely amazing!
And that’s not all! John Timmer of Ars Technica expanded research on the processing power of the brain…
“To put our findings in perspective, the 6.4*1018 instructions per second that human kind can carry out on its general-purpose computers in 2007 are in the same ballpark area as the maximum number of nerve impulses executed by one human brain per second,” they write. “Our total storage capacity is the same as an adult human’s DNA. And there are several billion humans on the planet.”
Your brain can outperform all the computers in the world combined. And evolutionists would like us to think this all happened through random mistakes in the DNA code (mutations) which is then directed by a mindless process, while computers got here by intelligence. They only get it half right, the similarities between human machines and biology demonstrates a Creator, namely, God!