The human brain is similar in many ways to a computer.
I haven’t had any caffeine in two weeks. This after drinking a 2 liter of moutaindew a day for like 12 years and at least some caffeine everyday for at least 5 years before that. So today I had a Arizona green tea and then like 6 8oz cups of ice tea before someone reminded me tea has caffeine. You see I have been changing the way I view food and well the ice tea was unsweetened so I was thinking no sugar is better then lemon aid. Okay now it is many many hours later and bed time. But my brain is always active when I close my eyes plus I am still wired. I like to count to try and get my mind to stop thinking of things I should do the next day or black holes or time travel or how to make a automated french fry machine from a junk yard. You know the usual.
When I could my mind will tend to wander anyway as I am counting. Well I decided to try and count as I saw pictures of numbers and the counting was 1-100 and repeat and the pictures of numbers were not the same sequence if I was on picture 20 and was saying (in my head) 20 I would have to pause the pictures until I counted to 30.
I noticed there were times when I would hang on the end of a number while a picture would load. And some times the pictures would lag as I was counting and then a stream of many pictures would fly by. I know our brains are not meant to multi task and this was my way of getting my brain to quit pooing all over the place. It worked until I got to picture 100 and counted to 100 like 13 times. Then I tried counting while picturing the alphabet. The lag at this point was so horrible I wanted to upgrade.
I have to admit I am working with faulty picture processing software in my brain as it is hard for me to picture things at all without a real world stimuli. If I read I can get lost in the movie in my head until I stop to ask how am I reading if I can’t even see the book. Then it breaks down and I am forced to words again.
Try this your self and see if this is just my issue. Or if the brain is really similar to a computer.