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The end goal is to run these tiny slices under a microscope, create detailed images of the brain, and then stitch them back together, eventually creating a complete map of the mind, or connectome

The team, comprised of scientists at Harvard, UCLA, University of Minnesota, and Washington University, is still a long way from cutting up a human brain, partially due to storage limitations -- a picture of a one-millimeter cube of mouse brain uses about a petabyte of memory.
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science is effing rad.
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a picture of a one-millimeter cube of mouse brain uses about a petabyte of memory.
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So I'm at least potentially smarter than my computer, right?
 
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So I'm at least potentially smarter than my computer, right?
Computers aren't smart though. They do nothing for you yet everything you ask.
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So I'm at least potentially smarter than my computer, right?
A 3-year old is smarter than a super-computer.
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i wonder if my brain would be able to store all my porn, with all the pot i smoke probably not.
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....that's going to need some western digital 3TB drives...a lot actually
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Well, they just need to come up with a better file format for storing!

That, or WinRar developers have some work to do!
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So all things being equal and the average male brain is about 1260 ccm then all we need is 1.26 million petabytes or 1,290,240,000 terabytes. So for the low low price of 98,914,099,200.00 dollars(3TB WD green drives btw) we can have a complete image. But there's good news! Newegg will definitely offer free shipping for those 430 million drives.
Edited by Lampen - 1/2/11 at 7:23pm
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