Anesthetics act in quantum channels in brain microtubules to prevent consciousness.

@article{Craddock2015AnestheticsAI,
  title={Anesthetics act in quantum channels in brain microtubules to prevent consciousness.},
  author={Travis J. A. Craddock and Stuart R. Hameroff and Ahmed T. Ayoub and Mariusz Klobukowski and Jack Adam Tuszynski},
  journal={Current topics in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          523-33
        }
}
The mechanism by which anesthetic gases selectively prevent consciousness and memory (sparing non-conscious brain functions) remains unknown. At the turn of the 20(th) century Meyer and Overton showed that potency of structurally dissimilar anesthetic gas molecules correlated precisely over many orders of magnitude with one factor, solubility in a non-polar, 'hydrophobic' medium akin to olive oil. In the 1980s Franks and Lieb showed anesthetics acted in such a medium within proteins, suggesting… CONTINUE READING

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