MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Does the brain have a capacity?

Date: Thu Apr 20 00:22:41 2000
Posted by Gagnon
Grade level: 10-12 School: Granite Bay High School
City: Granite Bay State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 956208161.Ns

My question is in regard to the capacity of the brain. Have any studies 
been organized to demonstrate that the brain eventually loses its ability 
to retain knowledge because it has reached a limit? Does the brain ever 
lose information? Or are we unable to recall that particular piece of 
information, and label it as ‘forgotten?’ I ask these questions because I 
routinely listen to music and am concerned about unnecessarily occupying 
brain space. Should I be concerned about this? I have a collection of 
approximately 250 songs that I listen to while in attendance of my 
computer (more often then not, this is where I am). And finally: can the 
brain generate additional brain cells? Can this be promoted or be forced? 
Thanks much for all your efforts at answering my questions. 

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