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Jan
29
asked Is there a lot of redundancy in written and spoken language?
Dec
14
comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
I would like to add the idea that even computers can not break down some tasks to multiple threads. Tasks which are made up of many individual calculations can be broken down to be operated on by many processors. Rendering, filtering, modeling are all amenable to multi core processing. Individual calculations can't be broken down, so a process that consists of many calculations serially can't be broken down. One of the things that can only occupy one thread is communicating with the user.
Dec
14
comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
This would suggest the bottleneck is the fact that you have only one consciousness. The brain does use multi-threading, I assume, when image processing or modeling the future, but we only get the results posted to the conscious mind as images or emotions. The conscious mind can only do one thing at a time and our sense of ourselves is the sum of those things we are conscious of being in control of.