The chip: An electronic brain

  • J. Olawore Department of Computer Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria


The human brain is still a 21st century mystery, an organ of impassable complexity. It has being compared to various inventions, it was sometimes compared to a telephone switchboard and also compared to mathematical logic by renown scientist Gorge Boole but it is now seen as a sort of biological computer, with mushy hardware and software evolving from life experiences. This paper elucidates and also makes a critical review on the analytical study of the computer chip with the human brain exploring their similarities, differences, the latest trends, prospects and the challenges ahead. It however concludes that due to increasing parallel processing of computer chip, the prediction that the processing power of the hardware will match the human brain might be realistic.

Aug 1, 2013
How to Cite
OLAWORE, J.. The chip: An electronic brain. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 9, p. 82-89, aug. 2013. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 july 2019.