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the boy with the incredible brain

as i was interneting tonight, i got caught in a video about savant syndrom. this guy can spout pi over 20000 digits.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/07/09/the-boy-with-the-incredible-brain.aspx

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dnivie
Jul. 26th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
incredible brain
It's interesting, because it highligths the fact that we don't have the sligthest clue how the brain works. 20.000 digits of pi is impossible for most human beings. Yet completely trivial for even a pocket-calculator these days.

At the same time, even a 1-year old can trivially recognize a person he knows in a crowd or in a picture, something that even very expensive very sophisticated computers are frankly completely sucky at.

I wonder if we'll ever figure out how the brain does what it does.
ripresa
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: incredible brain
I guess it's part of the miracle of life :)

but it's interesting to think that someone in your brain, it prob kept a record of all the data you came across.. just a matter of accessing it.
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Jul. 27th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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