|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
The human brain is similar to a gigantic computer network. It's composed of other networks as well as many individual clients. The best part about it is that each of the many networks or clients, have the feeling of being the single most important or exclusive process. Whether they are running interactive software or batch jobs on their computer's desktop or background. Memory is one of those functions with these characteristics. Just now, I am typing this answer. I am coordinating my thoughts, while I remember where the keys are located on the keyboard, and simultaneously; I sip a delicious, natural cold, drink. In this simple example, I am remembering three things at a time. Now, if you want to get more complex, consider I have had a normal break fast, which is being digested. I'm also seated and maintaining my posture. I am listening to a Christmas Carol, and enjoying it. You could say these processes run on my mind's background. I have just waved my hand to salute my elderly neighbor. By the way I remembered her name and recognized her car. Surely we can remember more than one thing simultaneously.
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