Revisiting the Quantum Brain Hypothesis: Toward Quantum (Neuro)biology?

  title={Revisiting the Quantum Brain Hypothesis: Toward Quantum (Neuro)biology?},
  author={Peter Jedlicka},
  journal={Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience},
  • P. Jedlicka
  • Published 7 November 2017
  • Physics, Biology
  • Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
The nervous system is a non-linear dynamical complex system with many feedback loops. A conventional wisdom is that in the brain the quantum fluctuations are self-averaging and thus functionally negligible. However, this intuition might be misleading in the case of non-linear complex systems. Because of an extreme sensitivity to initial conditions, in complex systems the microscopic fluctuations may be amplified and thereby affect the system’s behavior. In this way quantum dynamics might… 

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