Posts Tagged ‘Hameroff’

Coherent energy transfer

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The feasibility of coherent energy transfer in microtubules Travis Craddock et al, Nova Southeastern University http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.3170 Summary and review of the above paper INTRODUCTION:  Craddock’s paper emphasises the strong similarities between tryptophan complexes in microtubules and quantum coherent energy transfer in photosynthesis, a connection which is dumbed out in most discussions of quantum biology. The microtubules are themselves closely connected to mitochondria; Read more […]

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 […]

Tegmark & Reply to Tegmark

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The importance of quantum decoherence in brain processes Max Tegmark Phys. Rev. E. (1999) http://prola.aps.org/ This paper is often quoted as the definitive refutation of the Penrose/Hameroff model. Less frequently quoted is the response of Hameroff et al pointing out a number of deficiencies in its arguments. Tegmark stresses that the crucial factor for quantum theories of consciousness is the ability to sustain quantum coherence in the conditions of the brain. This much is accepted Read more […]