Weekend Reading: Brains and Language, Hillshading in Blender, and Antifragility
🧠 Your Brain Needs 1.5 MB of Storage to Master Your Native Language
“It may seem surprising but, in terms of digital media storage, our knowledge of language almost fits compactly on a floppy disk,” the authors wrote in the study. In this case, that would be a floppy disk that holds about 1.5 megabytes of information, or the equivalent of about a minute-long song as an Mp3 file. [3D Images: Exploring the Human Brain] The researchers estimate that in the best-case scenario, in a...