What if our brain is a quantum organ?
In the mid-1990s, Sir Roger Penrose, a mathematical physicist, put forward a theory called “orchestrated objective reduction.” Many universities and institutes suggested that inside microtubules of brain cells, quantum vibrational computations were orchestrated. They were orchestrated by memory and synaptic inputs harnessed inside microtubules and later eliminated by objective reduction. These microtubules are important components of the cell structural skeleton.
Orchestrated objective reduction has been highly criticized from the beginning. The brain has been weighed too noisy, wet, and warm for exquisite quantum processes. As of late, however, plant photosynthesis, our ability to smell, and bird brain navigation have shown us evidence of warm quantum coherence.
Higher temperatures of quantum brain vibrations located in microtubules inside brain neurons were discovered by a research group led by Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Material Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan. The research gives evidence to the theory and says that EEG rhythms also come from denser level microtubule vibrations.
Furthermore, data from the labs of Roderick G. Eckenhoff, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania, says that anesthesia erases consciousness by selection in part while sparing non-conscious brain functions. They tend to act as microtubules in brain neurons.
Supporting the Evidence
Throughout twenty years of criticism, evidence obviously supports orchestrated objective reduction. This new evidence proves that qubits serve as helical routes in microtubule lattices. Six of twenty predictions were confirmed and none were argued according to the evidence published from 1998.
New and important elements of the theory have been introduced. Microtubule quantum vibrations in example appear to disrupt and produce slower EEG (which is beat frequencies). After a hundred years of clinical use, the beginning of EEG rhythms is still a mystery. Brief brain stimulation that is pointed at microtubule resonances in concordance with megahertz mechanical vibrations uses cranial ultrasound. This, in part, has shown reports of mood improvements and useful versus Alzheimer’s disease and future brain injuries.
The most successful theory of consciousness
In the latest research led by Penrose and Hameroff, Orch-OR (Orchestrated Objective Reduction) is said to be the most comprehensive and successfully tested theory of consciousness ever brought before us. At the same time, treating brain microtubule vibrations might have the possibility of benefitting cognitive, neurological, and mental conditions of its host.
In the midst of a session on “Microtubules and the Big Consciousness Debate,” which was a part of the Brainstorm Sessions, Bandyopadhyay, Penrose, and Hameroff delved into their theories. The Brainstorm Sessions was a three-day event located at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from January 16th through January 18th, 2014.
The researchers Hameroff, Penrose, and Bandyopadhyay grouped microtubule vibrations from functioning neurons to play musical instruments of the Indian culture. Hameroff states,
“Consciousness depends on harmonic vibrations located in microtubules inside neurons, much like certain types of Indian music, but not like music from the western culture.”