Quantum effects in the brain

Kenneth 'pawl' Collins k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net
Thu Jan 9 17:51:55 EST 2003

Does Penrose still hold that view?

There's nothing 'quantum' required. It's all just macroscopic TD

K. P. Collins

Todd A. Anderson wrote in message ...
|In "The Emperor's New Mind", Roger Penrose argues that parts of the
|brain exist simultaneously in multiple states due to quantum effects
|that once the maximum difference between any two of these states
|reaches a certain threshold the wave function collapses.  I always
|the need for conscious to collapse the wave function was silly.
|"UKComplaint" <ukcomplaint at lycos.com> wrote in message
|news:67ab52c2.0301071558.7e44fc36 at posting.google.com...
|> Physicist Henry Margenau (quoted by Sir John Eccles) states that
|> components of the brain 'are small enough to be governed by
|> probabilistic quantum laws' and are 'always poised for a multitude
|> possible changes, each with a definite probability'.
|> Is Margenau's view (that actions in the brain might be subject to
|> quantum effects) generally accepted withnin science?
|> N.B. The blurb for the forthcoming Quantum Mind 2003 Conference on
|> Consciousness, Quantum Physics and the Brain to be hosted by the
|> University of Arizona states "recent experimental evidence
|> quantum nonlocality occurring in conscious and subconscious brain
|> function, and functional quantum processes in molecular biology
|> becoming more and more apparent."

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