The human brain is the most advanced biological machinery in the known universe. For less energy than it takes to power a light bulb, the brain performs complex operations per second faster than the world’s most advanced supercomputers — combined. But that’s not to say it’s perfect. Human memory, for instance, is notoriously prone to failure. If you ever forgot someone’s name or where you put your keys, you’re not alone. If you’d like to learn more, this infographic does a great job at breaking down what makes memories in the brain tick.
Tibi is a science journalist and co-founder of ZME Science. He writes mainly about emerging tech, physics, climate, and space. In his spare time, Tibi likes to make weird music on his computer and groom felines.