Memory in brain and computerBrain•Synaptic modification: rapidly modifiableÆgene activation but not readily transferred. •DNA- passed from generation to generation, not subject to rapid adaptive change•Development of language to pass memories down from generation to generation.Computer•Storage in bistable elements as binary code (0, 1).•The number of these elements that can be compressed into a small area has increased dramatically over time as they have become smaller and smaller. in multiple loci. •Many different forms of memory storage:RAM, ROM, Cache, Dynamic RAM, Static, Ram, Flash Memory, Memory Sticks, Virtual Memory, Video Memory, BIOS
Memory storage in neurons and computers
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