CMOS brain modeling. Fascinating.
1. A neuron may be modeled as adiabatic as far as neural signals go. This implies that the brain is an adiabatic computer: not counting calories for growth and maintenance. Energy for neural pulses is modeled as being merely borrowed; subsequently, it is returned to where it came from, the ionic solutions of the body. Adiabatic models open new possibilities for the inventive mind. For example, long-term memory circuits can be understood as neural latches with circulating signals that do not burn energy. Models like this also suggest man-made computers, electrically and logically reversible using carefully designed CMOS logic.
2. The brain is modeled as massively parallel. If everyday computers had this sort of parallelism, the world would be a very different place. Computer images would appear instantly, for example. Better yet, Web searches would be instant and accurate, actually responding only to the subject of a search. Parallelism is essential to an adiabatic computer. Indeed, without it, a CMOS adiabatic computer would be hopelessly slow.