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Mar
12
comment What determines the (perceived) frequency of tinnitus?
Is this frequency constant across all humans? No. If not what determines the frequency? In part, experience. You may consider leafing through some of the references if you find the answer insufficient.
Mar
12
comment What determines the (perceived) frequency of tinnitus?
This question has been asked (and answered) on CogSci.SE as well: What's the Frequency of the ringing in my ear?
Jan
5
comment Evolutionary explanation to why we have such large memory capacities?
@Chris didn't you answer your own question in a way? if we did use our entire memory capacity, that might provide evolutionary pressure to select organisms with greater capacity. that's just speculation on my part though.
Dec
4
comment Do memories have mass?
as i said, i oversimplify things quite a bit. my point here is simply to show that if memories are represented as patterns of neuronal firing, the combinatorics is such that the brain has a vast amount of 'storage', even if only a miniscule fraction of those patterns could represent memories. im happy to edit if you have suggestions to make this more clear, but i'm not trying to make any claims about hard numbers.
Dec
4
comment Do memories have mass?
whoops, you're right. math error, should've noticed it. i've rolled back to the previous edit.