Dr. Chopra through his YouTube channel “The Chopra Well” has a conversation with Dr. Stewart Hameroff regarding the relationship of the conscious experience and Quantum Mechanics.
Dr. Stewart Hameroff is a practicing physician of Anesthesiologist, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Hameroff doesn’t agree with the prevailing concept that consciousness is an emergence property the brain or neural activity. Dr. Hameroff alining with Sir Roger Penrose think that consciousness has to be more of a Quantum Mechanical phenomena in order to account for the amount of computations necessary for human behavior; therefor consciousness has to emerge or reside at a more fundamental level of nature.
Dr.Hameroff teaming with Sir Roger Penrose propose their controversial concept called “Orch OR” model of consciousness. In this model biological structures called microtubules are numerous enough and small enough to function as self-organizing molecular computers. Microtubules acting as Quantum Computers connect brain activity to the most fundamental level of the universe – the spacetime geometry at the Planck scale.
Penrose proposes that at that scale Platonic information guides or influences your conscious choices and perception. Penrose and Hameroff’s Orch OR offer an argument for non-locality and spirituality.
Follow along in this video as Dr. Hameroff inspired by Sir Roger Penrose explains his “Orch OR” model of consciousness.
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- Stuart Hameroff – Does Consciousness Cause the Cosmos?
- Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness? – LiveScience.com
- Stuart Hameroff and Jonathan Powell: The Conscious Connection
- “Consciousness and Microtubules” by Dr. Stuart Hameroff