Quantum effects in the brain
Franz.Heymann at btopenworld.com
Thu Jan 9 18:09:48 EST 2003
"KeithC" <choqueke at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The collapse of the quantum mechanical vector is intimately tied to
> the observation of the system so why is it "downright silly" to
> suggest that consciousness plays a causal role in the process?
Because I think there is an external world which does its thin
irrespectively of whether I am awake, asleep, or indeed dead.
> fundamental problem I see is that we have become accustomed to
> thinking about the world of both physics and biology in mechanistic
> terms that don't fit with the more recent work of Penrose, Hameroff
> and others. But there is a growing body of data suggesting that
> consequential events occur at the smallest scale in the nervous
The smallest scale in the nervous system is q quite gross scale in
There is a great deal more processing going on within the
> neuron than that directly associated with axonal spiking. For
Would you please obey netiquette and cease top posting. You keep
laying hell out of your own threads.
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