For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination.
- It’s challenging enough to do quantum processing in a carefully controlled laboratory environment, never mind the warm, wet, complicated mess that is human biology, where maintaining coherence for sufficiently long periods of time is well nigh impossible.
- Over the past decade, however, growing evidence suggests that certain biological systems might employ quantum mechanics.
- Fisher’s notion of quantum processing in the brain broadly fits into this emerging field of quantum biology.
“The mere mention of “quantum consciousness” makes most physicists cringe, as the phrase seems to evoke the vague, insipid musings of a New Age guru.”
Read the full article here: Can Quantum Physics Explain Consciousness? – The Atlantic
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