Our human interface with reality

Logarithmic scale plot of Bit Rates relevant to human perception and learning with regions highlighted

Bit Rates relevant to human perception and learning, highlighting the 3 aspects.

The bit rates of various aspects of learning and perception are displayed on a logarithmic scale stretching from 1 bit per second to 1000 Gigabits per second (1 Terabit/S). On the Left side we have the maximum Learning rate for Novel information, of little more than 10 bits per second. On the far Right side we have the equivalent bit rate for our rich but subjective experience of visual reality. In between we have the capabilities of our eyes and ears, which constrain the rate that we can recognise familiar experiences.