Orchestrated reduction of quantum coherence in brain microtubules: a model for consciousness

@inproceedings{Hameroff1996OrchestratedRO,
  title={Orchestrated reduction of quantum coherence in brain microtubules: a model for consciousness},
  author={Stuart R. Hameroff and Roger Penrose},
  year={1996}
}
  • Stuart R. Hameroff, Roger Penrose
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • Features of consciousness difficult to understand in terms of conventional neuroscience have evoked application of quantum theory, which describes the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. In this paper we propose that aspects of quantum theory (e.g. quantum coherence) and of a newly proposed physical phenomenon of quantum wave function “self-collapse” (objective reduction: OR - Penrose, 1994) are essential for consciousness, and occur in cytoskeletal microtubules and other structures… CONTINUE READING

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