Orchestrated reduction of quantum coherence in brain microtubules: A model for consciousness

Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose

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Features of consciousness difficult to understand in terms of conventional neuroscience have evoked application of quantum theory, which describes the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. To approach the difficult properties of consciousness, Frohlich coherence, features of quantum theory and a physical phenomenon of quantum wave function self-collapse are applied to specific, essential structures within each neuron: Cytoskeletal microtubules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-804
Number of pages12
JournalNeural Network World
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence

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