Mind the quantum? Werner R. Loewenstein Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain

  title={Mind the quantum? 
                        Werner R.
                     Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain
  author={G. Kreiman},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • G. Kreiman
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Biology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
5 Citations
A Normative Theory of Forgetting: Lessons from the Fruit Fly
The theory shows that forgetting in Drosophila appears as an optimal adaptive behavior in a changing environment, in line with the view that forgetting is adaptive rather than a consequence of limitations of the memory system.
Anterior cingulate cortex and ventral hippocampal inputs to the basolateral amygdala selectively control generalized fear
The findings demonstrate that the ACC and vHPC regulate fear expressed in novel, nonthreatening environments via projections to the BLA but do so as a result of training intensity or time, respectively, which has important implications for predictions made by theories about aging memories and interactions between the HPC and cortical regions.
The Hippocampus and Memory Integration: Building Knowledge to Navigate Future Decisions
Emerging research suggests that abstracted representations in medial prefrontal cortex guide reactivation of related memories during new encoding events, thus promoting hippocampal integration of related experiences.
GluA2-dependent AMPA receptor endocytosis and the decay of early and late long-term potentiation: possible mechanisms for forgetting of short- and long-term memories
It is proposed that homeostatic downscaling mediates the loss of E- LTP, and that metaplastic parameters determine the decay rate of L-LTP, while both processes require the activity-dependent removal of postsynaptic GluA2-containing AMPA receptors.


Physics in mind : a quantum view of the brain
No one can escape a sense of awe when reflecting on the workings of the mind: we see, we hear, we feel, we are aware of the world around us. But what is the mind? What do we mean when we say we are
Quantum mechanics in the brain
Does the enormous computing power of neurons mean consciousness can be explained within a purely neurobiological framework, or is there scope for quantum computation in the brain?
The Quest for Consciousness
In this chapter from his book, a Caltech neurobiologist talks about computer consciousness, zombies, and other things.
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind by Roger Penrose. Cambridge University Press, 1997, xviii + 185 pp. £14.95
From the Publisher: Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed. The
The Astonishing Hypothesis The Quest for Consciousness Quantum mechanics in the brain
  • Nature
  • 1994