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Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Jun;36(3):287-90. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X1200297X.

Quantum mathematical cognition requires quantum brain biology: the "Orch OR" theory.

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Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Arizona, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA. hameroff@u.arizona.edu

Abstract

The "Orch OR" theory suggests that quantum computations in brain neuronal dendritic-somatic microtubules regulate axonal firings to control conscious behavior. Within microtubule subunit proteins, collective dipoles in arrays of contiguous amino acid electron clouds enable "quantum channels" suitable for topological dipole "qubits" able to physically represent cognitive values, for example, those portrayed by Pothos & Busemeyer (P&B) as projections in abstract Hilbert space.

PMID:
23673035
DOI:
10.1017/S0140525X1200297X
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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