An apparent discovery of quantum vibrations in microtubules inside neurons is rekindling a 20-year old debate on the nature of consciousness. Called the Orch OR model, it suggests there's a connection between the brainʼs biomolecular processes and the basic structure of the universe.


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Of course this paper which claims this discovery, was authored by Hameroff and Penrose, the chief architects of the idea so, I will remain deeply skeptical until this is confirmed independently.

To paraphrase what Gerald Edelman said decades ago when Penrose first advanced this nutty idea, the mysteries of the mind and brain are purely biological and there is no need of a surrogate spook of physics to solve them.