Using its parallel processing capability, the brain can perform multiple information processing tasks simultaneously, like averaging, sorting, grouping, classifying, copying, matching, storing, retrieving, accumulating, pattern recognizing and matching, etc., just like a modern computer.

Where brain is fundamentally different from computers is that:

  • It is biological and uses chemical and electrical signals
  • It is designed for survival and reproduction of its host
  • Most of its functional mechanisms are designed to aid its host
  • It has instinctive tendencies to optimize its operations, a consequence of the evolutionary process, to accomplish which, it can modify itself over time
  • Most of its outputs are fed back into itself through sensory data for future considerations
  • It has specific areas to handle specific functions
  • Due to environment and other factors, not everything it receives through its sensory faculties is always available to it in full form, in which case, it is beneficial if the sensory data available to it is decoded and recognized in order to react to it beneficially. For the same reason, the evolutionary process has designed the brain not only to perceive missing part of sensory stimuli, but even concepts that are received through them, through communications and imagined, by matching them with the existing data using its pattern matching capabilities, in order to interpret them into meaningful experiences that can be utilized beneficially in future, which is known as Gestalt Effect
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