Archive for May, 2014

Energy levels in microtubules

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Atomic water channel controlling remarkable properties of a single brain microtubule: Correlating single protein to its supramolecular assembly Satyajit Sahu & Anirban Bandyopadhyay et al, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan Biosensors and Bioelectronics 47 141-148, 21 February 2013 Summary and review of the above paper INTRODUCTION: The authors say the prior to this paper the properties of tubulin and microtubules were not extensively studies using the up-to-date technologies Read more […]

Our Mathematical Universe

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Our Mathematical Universe Max Tegmark (2014) Summary and review of the above book The first part of this book is a readable guide to understanding physics and cosmology. Where it goes wrong is that the author gets out of his depth in trying to extend to non-consensual areas such as time, reality and consciousness. The discussion here starts well in identifying that the brain constructs a model of reality, which is consciousness, helped by the integrative brain hub scheme developed by neuroscientists Read more […]

The Conscious Brain

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Author: Jesse J. Prinz, Published by Oxford University Press (2012) Summary and review of the above book INTRODUCTION: Prinz argues that a theory of consciousness requires a process, and also a location in the brain for that process to take effect. The direction of attention is seen as necessary and sufficient for consciousness to arise. The location is argued to be the secondary or intermediate cortex. Consciousness generated in this area is then used by the working memory for deliberative processing; Read more […]

Imaginary Physics

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Author: Philip J. Carter Submission history [v1] 2012-10-22 16:16:26 [v2] 2013-05-24 23:05:39 [v3] 2014-01-24 13:08:40 The ubiquity of complex numbers throughout fundamental physics has never been satisfactorily explained. Moreover, the mathematical primacy of complex and imaginary numbers suggests the primacy of complex and imaginary structures in Nature, while further implying the existence of imaginary spatial dimensions preceding real dimensions. On this basis a consistent cosmological Read more […]

Quantum Spacetime and Consciousness

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Author: Philip J Carter, Invited article for the Journal of Neuroquantology Submission history [v1] 2013-12-26 14:51:58 [v2] 2014-01-16 12:49:26 A higher-dimensional spacetime model is proposed, accounting for nonlocal quantum phenomena while embracing Special Relativity as a limiting case. The Aspect and Megidish experiments are explained within this spacetime framework. Time is understood as spatial motion relative to higher dimensions, offering the degrees of freedom demanded by nonlocal Read more […]