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RE: [ufodiscussion] Quantum Consciousness

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  • Jahnets
    Consciousness defines our existence and reality, but the mechanism by which the brain generates thoughts and feelings remains unknown. Because the brain does
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 30, 2006
      "Consciousness defines our existence and reality, but the mechanism by which
      the brain generates thoughts and feelings remains unknown."

      Because the brain does not generate consciousness, consciousness comes from
      the spirit and the soul and the brain
      is only a receptor, a translator of feelings of the soul(heart) to the

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      Subject: [ufodiscussion] Quantum Consciousness

      Dear Friends,

      Everything is connected...There is NO seperation. Click the publications
      link to access lots of interesting articles.


      Love and Light.


      NEW: The Entwined Mysteries of Anesthesia and Consciousness Anesthesiology
      2006 105:400-412 Consciousness: The Movie Are life and consciousness
      connected to the funda-mental level of reality?
      Consciousness defines our existence and reality, but the mechanism by
      the brain generates thoughts and feelings remains unknown.
      Most explanations portray the brain as a computer, with nerve cells
      ("neurons") and their synaptic connections acting as simple switches.
      However computation alone cannot explain why we have feelings and awareness,
      an "inner life."
      We also don't know if our conscious perceptions accurately portray the
      external world. At its base, the universe follows the seemingly bizarre and
      paradoxical laws of quantum mechanics, with particles being in multiple
      places simultaneously, connected over distance, and with time not existing.
      But the “classical” world we perceive is definite, with a flow of time. The
      boundary or edge (quantum state reduction, or ‘collapse of the wave
      function”) between the quantum and classical worlds somehow involves
      I spent twenty years studying how computer-like structures called
      microtubules inside neurons and other cells could process information
      related to consciousness. But when I read The emperor’s new mind by Sir
      Roger Penrose in 1991 I realized that consciousness may be a specific
      process on the edge between the quantum and classical worlds. Roger and I
      teamed up to develop a theory of consciousness based on quantum computation
      in microtubules within neurons. Roger’s mechanism for an objective threshold
      for quantum state reduction connects us to the most basic, “funda-mental”
      level of the universe at the Planck scale, and is called objective reduction
      (OR). Our suggestion for biological feedback to microtubule quantum states
      is orchestration (Orch), hence our model is called orchestrated objective
      reduction, Orch OR.

      "Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of the universe" -
      Freeman Dyson In recent years I have concluded that such a connection to the
      basic proto-conscious level of reality where Platonic values are embedded is
      strikingly similar to Buddhist concepts, and may account for spirituality.

      This website is intended to convey the ideas and implications behind Orch
      OR. Click here for a general overview. However for a reader-friendly, entry
      level approach, try Interviews (or Popular Press under Media). The general
      categories are:
      Personal includes my professional status, a statement about my interest in
      consciousness, curriculum vitae, contact information and a personal photo
      Publications includes articles related to quantum consciousness/Orch OR in
      several categories:

      Penrose Hameroff Orch OR model
      Anesthesia and Consciousness
      Biology of Microtubules
      Oldies But Goodies
      Media includes lectures, Powerpoint presentations, computer simulations,
      popular press articles, images.
      Views includes slightly tangential material from me and others.
      Quantum Mind Archives includes abstracts from the two Quantum Mind
      conferences held in 1999 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and in 2003 in Tucson. Also
      included are archives from the Quantum Mind email discussion group which ran
      from June, 1998 to October, 2002.
      Ultimate Computing is my complete book Ultimate computing: Biomolecular
      consciousness and nanotechnology , published by Elsevier-North Holland in
      1987. Some have called it my “pre-quantum ode to microtubules” (assisted by
      Conrad Schneiker)

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