Quantum Coherence and the Brain

The Spectrum of Coherence Most have become accustomed to thinking of charge as absolutely differentiated into positive and negative particles interacting in a relatively simplistic manner. A positively charged proton attracts a negatively charged electron, and cations similarly attract anions. Absolute dichotomies such as this do not mesh especially well with what we know about … Continue reading Quantum Coherence and the Brain

Founding Principles of Quantum Neuroscience

Consciousness, Quantum Coherence and the Brain In 1983, philosopher Joseph Levine proposed that an explanatory gap exists between comprehension of the physical world and consciousness. Matter as we know it is discrete, deterministic, tangible to the organic body, while the mind seems more indivisible, fluid, spontaneous, fleeting, closer to a holistic entity operating unobstructed by … Continue reading Founding Principles of Quantum Neuroscience

The Brain as Electromagnetic Field

The predominant paradigm in neuroscience views neural networks as webs of electric current. A usual assumption is that these currents are transmitted by ion diffusion, but it is actually the case that most ion movement in a neuron consists of perpendicular transit through the cell membrane (via ion channels concentrated at the nodes of Ranvier), … Continue reading The Brain as Electromagnetic Field