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Are Quantum Vibrations Inside Your Brain Your “Consciousness”?

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A recent review of the Orch OR theory postulates that your consciousness can be cataloged and is nothing more than quantum vibrations.

An 80 page review goes over data points that attempt to discover what consciousness is as it relates to quantum mechanics.

For your enjoyment here are the opening highlights and abstract of the review:

*The Orch OR theory proposes quantum computations in brain microtubules account for consciousness.
*Microtubule ‘quantum channels’ in which anesthetics erase consciousness are identified.
*Evidence for warm quantum vibrations in brain microtubules is cited.
*Interference of microtubule vibrations are ‘beat frequencies’ seen as EEG.

##Abstract:
>Orch OR links consciousness to processes in fundamental space–time geometry.
The nature of consciousness, the mechanism by which it occurs in the brain, and its ultimate place in the universe are unknown. We proposed in the mid 1990’s that consciousness depends on biologically ‘orchestrated’ coherent quantum processes in collections of microtubules within brain neurons, that these quantum processes correlate with, and regulate, neuronal synaptic and membrane activity, and that the continuous Schrödinger evolution of each such process terminates in accordance with the specific Diósi–Penrose (DP) scheme of ‘objective reduction’ (‘OR’) of the quantum state. This orchestrated OR activity (‘Orch OR’) is taken to result in moments of conscious awareness and/or choice. The DP form of OR is related to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and space–time geometry, so Orch OR suggests that there is a connection between the brain’s biomolecular processes and the basic structure of the universe. Here we review Orch OR in light of criticisms and developments in quantum biology, neuroscience, physics and cosmology. We also introduce a novel suggestion of ‘beat frequencies’ of faster microtubule vibrations as a possible source of the observed electro-encephalographic (‘EEG’) correlates of consciousness. We conclude that consciousness plays an intrinsic role in the universe.

The study is broken down into 6 major categories:

*Introduction: Consciousness in the universe
*Consciousness, computation and brain activities
*A finer scale of neuronal information processing
*Quantum physics and consciousness
*Orch OR and quantum brain biology
*Discussion—consciousness in the universe

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