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Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry and Orch OR Theory

@inproceedings{Penrose2011ConsciousnessIT,
  title={Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry and Orch OR Theory},
  author={R. Penrose and S. Hameroff},
  year={2011}
}
The nature of consciousness, its occurrence in the brain, and its ultimate place in the universe are unknown. We proposed in the mid 1990's that consciousness depends on biologically 'orchestrated' quantum computations in collections of microtubules within brain neurons, that these quantum computations correlate with and regulate neuronal activity, and that the continuous Schrodinger evolution of each quantum computation terminates in accordance with the specific Diosi‐Penrose (DP) scheme of… Expand

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