'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain

19/11/2013 06:40

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor

The brain may be an even more powerful computer than before thought — microscopic branches of brain cells that were once thought to basically serve as mere wiring may actually behave as minicomputers, researchers say. The most powerful computer known is the brain. The human brain possesses about 100 billion neurons with roughly 1 quadrillion — 1 million billion — connections known as synapses wiring these cells together. [Read more] ...