Sources: IBM, Nature
quote: the human brain actually isn't computationally fast enough for that
quote: Instead, shooting a ball actually relies on pattern recognition - you aren't shooting based on the math of where the basket is, but aligning your shot with memories of how other shots coordinated
quote: While your brain can't operate fast enough to solve trigonometry for ballistics
quote: Before you say that the human brain is fallible - true; but subconsciously it is quite a processing powerhouse that puts even the best processors we have today to shame.
quote: Adaptive, distributive computing is what makes our brains so powerful and different from silicon. Once silicon is set, it is there and cannot change. The closest we've come to it so far is quantum computing which can exist in both states simultaneously, being adaptive in concept. The interconnects though, not so much.
quote: The profound thing is, though, we still don't exactly know how memory operates. In a way, I think there is far more to this than neurons and interconnects that can only be answered by delving deeper into the subatomic (and smaller) levels.