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E. Carvell, PhD, PT
University of Pittsburgh
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IS NOT A COMPUTER NETWORK
travels in Meters/sec.
speed measured in Hz.
processor has dynamic connectivity.
processing uses analog transients.
power provided by Ions & O2.
Input & Output Devices are Standard, Elegant ‘Plug & Play’ Devices.
upgrade requires learning.
is Soft & Pliable (Protect It!)
processor has created the one on the right to help us do more and do it faster.
travels close to speed of light.
speed measured in MHz or GHz.
processor connections are hard-wired.
processing uses digital 1s and 0s.
power is external AC or DC source.
Input & Output Devices are ‘extra’
and too often
are ‘Plug & Pray’ Devices.
upgrade requires new components.
is Rigid and Stiff (Do Not Bend!)
processor has been created by the one on the left (for better or worse).
Both utilize electrical currents in an elegant fashion