Quantum Information in Neural Systems
The presented results show that fast decoherence timescales could assist cognitive binding through quantum entanglement across extensive neural networks in the brain cortex, and show that quantum coherence of individual subsystems cannot be used for cognitive binding because it is a physical mechanism that leads to separability and non-interaction.
Quantum propensities in the brain cortex and free will
The Fourier-Laplace Transform—A Conjugate Link Between the Material Brain and the Conscious Mind
- PhysicsFrontiers in Human Neuroscience
It is shown that an underlying operator algebra facilitates the formulation of the conjugate relationship between energy-time and momentum-space, and implications from augmented general dilation analytic operator families provide novel information-based representations and yield a thermo-qubit syntax for communication, which are required to support the quantum Darwinian view of life.
Toward a physics description of consciousness
- PhysicsThe European Physical Journal Special Topics
This minireview is meant to provide a broad overview of the most basic interpretations of consciousness and of the potential links to fundamental physics, as a complement to the large number of more…
Minimal physicalism as a scale-free substrate for cognition and consciousness
- PsychologyNeuroscience of consciousness
This work advances a scale-free characterization of consciousness and cognition that regards basal systems, including synthetic constructs, as not only informative about the structure and function of experience in more complex systems but also as offering distinct advantages for experimental manipulation.
Neurons as hierarchies of quantum reference frames
This work extends previous work in modeling biological systems with fully scale-independent quantum information-theoretic tools to develop a uniform, scalable representation of synapses, dendritic and axonal processes, neurons, and local networks of neurons that enables specific predictions of correlations between synaptic activity,dendritic remodeling, and trophic reward.
Virtual Reality for Neurorehabilitation and Cognitive Enhancement
- BiologyBrain sciences
This review explores the utility of different types of virtual reality, immersive or non-immersive, for providing controllable, safe environments that enable individual training, neurorehabilitation, or even replacement of lost functions.
What is a Theory of Consciousness for?
- Philosophy, PsychologyJournal of Consciousness Studies
Galileo's Error (Goff, 2019) leaves important questions unasked and hence unanswered. I focus on two of these: the question of what a theory of consciousness is supposed to accomplish, and the…
Is life quantum Darwinian?
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Quantum No-Go Theorems and Consciousness
Our conscious minds exist in the Universe, therefore they should be identified with physical states that are subject to physical laws. In classical theories of mind, the mental states are identified…
Monte Carlo simulation of quantum Zeno effect in the brain
Environmental decoherence appears to be the biggest obstacle for successful construction of quantum mind theories. Nevertheless, the quantum physicist Henry Stapp promoted the view that the mind…
Inner privacy of conscious experiences and quantum information
Classical mechanics is formulated without reference to conscious experience. Quantum mechanics, in contrast, is, both by design, and in actual practice, a theory of relationships between the actions…
Consciousness In The Universe
The proposed Orch OR suggests that there is a connection between the brain's biomolecular processes and the basic structure of the universe, and it is concluded that consciousness plays an intrinsic role in the universe.
Nontrivial quantum and quantum-like effects in biosystems: Unsolved questions and paradoxes.
- PhysicsProgress in biophysics and molecular biology
Quantum aspects of brain activity and the role of consciousness.
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
A quantum mechanical model for exocytosis, a quantal phenomenon of the presynaptic vesicular grid with a probability much less than 1, is presented based on a tunneling process of the trigger mechanism.
The quantum physics of synaptic communication via the SNARE protein complex.
- BiologyProgress in biophysics and molecular biology
All our former experience with application of quantum theory seems to say that what is predicted by quantum formalism must occur in the laboratory. But the essence of quantum formalism— entanglement,…
Consciousness in the universe: a review of the 'Orch OR' theory.
- BiologyPhysics of life reviews