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Spin as primordial selfreferential process driving quantum mechanics, spacetime dynamics and consciousness
 COGPRINTS ID3544 (2003); NEUROQUANTOLOGY
, 2004
"... We have recently theorized that consciousness is intrinsically connected to quantum mechanical spin since said spin is embedded in the microscopic structure of spacetime and is more fundamental than spacetime itself, that is, spin is the “mindpixel.” Applying these ideas to the particular structure ..."
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We have recently theorized that consciousness is intrinsically connected to quantum mechanical spin since said spin is embedded in the microscopic structure of spacetime and is more fundamental than spacetime itself, that is, spin is the “mindpixel.” Applying these ideas to the particular structures and dynamics of the brain, we have developed a qualitative model of quantum consciousness. In this paper, we express our fundamental view that spin is a primordial selfreferential process driving quantum mechanics, spacetime dynamics and consciousness. To justify such a view, we will draw support from existing literatures, discuss from a reductionist perspective the essential properties said spin should possess as mindpixel and explore further the nature of spin to see whether said properties are present. Our conclusion is that these properties are indeed endowed to spin by Nature. One of the implications from our fundamental view is that the probabilistic structure of quantum mechanics is due to the selfreferential collapse of spin state that is contextual, nonlocal, noncomputable and irreversible. Therefore, a complete theory of the selfreferential spin process is necessarily semantic, that is, it should be based on internally meaningful information.
Action potential modulation of neural spin networks suggests possible role of spin in memory and consciousness
"... In this paper we show that nuclear spin networks in neural membranes are modulated by action potentials through Jcoupling, dipolar coupling and chemical shielding tensors and perturbed by microscopically strong and fluctuating internal magnetic fields produced largely by paramagnetic oxygen. We sug ..."
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In this paper we show that nuclear spin networks in neural membranes are modulated by action potentials through Jcoupling, dipolar coupling and chemical shielding tensors and perturbed by microscopically strong and fluctuating internal magnetic fields produced largely by paramagnetic oxygen. We suggest that these spin networks could be involved in brain functions since said modulation inputs information carried by the neural spike trains into them, said perturbation activates various dynamics within them and the combination of the two likely produce stochastic resonance thus synchronizing said dynamics to the neural firings. Although quantum coherence is desirable and may indeed exist, it is not required for these spin networks to serve as the subatomic components for the conventional neural networks. Tremendous progress has been made in neuroscience at cellular 1, molecular 2 and atomic levels 3. As an extension, we have been exploring whether certain subatomic events play a role in brain functions 4. For instance, nuclear spins are basic quantum bits for encoding information and have long relaxation times after excitations 5 and, on the other hand, neural membranes are saturated with spincarrying nuclei. Figure 1 shows the range of electric field strength Em inside the neural membranes Vm during a typical action potential as calculated from Em = where Vm and d are d respectively the membrane voltage and thickness. It oscillates between9 to +6 million volts per meter during the course of each action potential. These strengths are comparable to those causing electroporation of cell membranes and dielectric
Quantum Cooperation of Two Insects
, 2005
"... Abstract: The physical concept of quantum entanglement is brought to the biological domain. We simulate the cooperation of two insects by hypothesizing that they share a large number of quantum entangled spin1 2 particles. Each of them makes measurements on these particles to decide whether to exec ..."
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Abstract: The physical concept of quantum entanglement is brought to the biological domain. We simulate the cooperation of two insects by hypothesizing that they share a large number of quantum entangled spin1 2 particles. Each of them makes measurements on these particles to decide whether to execute certain actions. In the first example, two ants must push a pebble, which may be too heavy for one ant. In the second example, two distant butterflies must find each other. In both examples the individuals make odourguided random choices of possible directions, followed by a quantum decision whether to push/fly or to wait. With quantum entanglement the two ants can push the pebble up to twice as far as independent ants, and the two butterflies may need as little as half of the flight path of independent butterflies to find each other.
Tubulin dipole moment, dielectric constant and quantum behavior: computer simulations, experimental results and suggestions. Biosystems
, 2004
"... We used computer simulation to calculate the electric dipole moments of the α and β tubulin monomers and dimer and found those to be pα=552D, pβ=1193D and pαβ=1740D respectively. Independent surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and refractometry measurements of the highfrequency dielectric constan ..."
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We used computer simulation to calculate the electric dipole moments of the α and β tubulin monomers and dimer and found those to be pα=552D, pβ=1193D and pαβ=1740D respectively. Independent surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and refractometry measurements of the highfrequency dielectric constant and polarizability strongly corroborated our previous SPRderived results giving ∆n/∆c ~1.800x103 ml/mg. The refractive index of tubulin was measured to be ntub ~2.90 and the high frequency tubulin dielectric constant κtub ~8.41 while the highfrequency polarizability was found to be αtub ~ 2.1x 1033 C m 2 /V. Methods for the experimental determination of the lowfrequency p are explored as well as ways to test the often conjectured quantum coherence and entanglement properties of tubulin. Biobits, bioqubits and other applications to bioelectronics are discussed.
Experimental Support of Spinmediated Consciousness Theory from Various Sources Article
"... This paper summarizes experimental support to spinmediated consciousness theory from various sources including the results of our own. In doing so, we also provide explanations based on this theory to experimental phenomena such as outofbody experience and sensed presence, quantumlike cognitive ..."
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This paper summarizes experimental support to spinmediated consciousness theory from various sources including the results of our own. In doing so, we also provide explanations based on this theory to experimental phenomena such as outofbody experience and sensed presence, quantumlike cognitive functions and optical illusions. Whether one agrees or not with the spinmediated consciousness theory is for one alone to judge. In any event, the importance of the experimental results mentioned in this paper is obvious: quantum effects play important roles in brain/cognitive functions despite of the denials and suspicions of the naysayer and skeptics. Key Words: spinmediated consciousness, experimental support. 1.
Locality, Weak or Strong Anticipation and Quantum Computing. I. Nonlocality in Quantum Theory
"... Abstract The universal Turing machine is an anticipatory theory of computability by any digital or quantum machine. However the ChurchTuring hypothesis only gives weak anticipation. The construction of the quantum computer (unlike classical computing) requires theory with strong anticipation. Categ ..."
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Abstract The universal Turing machine is an anticipatory theory of computability by any digital or quantum machine. However the ChurchTuring hypothesis only gives weak anticipation. The construction of the quantum computer (unlike classical computing) requires theory with strong anticipation. Category theory provides the necessary coordinatefree mathematical language which is both constructive and nonlocal to subsume the various interpretations of quantum theory in one pullback/pushout Dolittle diagram. This diagram can be used to test and classify physical devices and proposed algorithms for weak or strong anticipation. Quantum Information Science is more than a merger of ChurchTuring and quantum theories. It has constructively to bridge the nonlocal chasm between the weak anticipation of mathematics and the strong anticipation of physics.
Entangled States and Quantum Causality Threshold in the General Theory of Relativity
"... This article shows, SyngeWeber’s classical problem statement about two particles interacting by a signal can be reduced to the case where the same particle is located in two different points A and B of the basic spacetime in the same moment of time, so the states A and B are entangled. This partic ..."
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This article shows, SyngeWeber’s classical problem statement about two particles interacting by a signal can be reduced to the case where the same particle is located in two different points A and B of the basic spacetime in the same moment of time, so the states A and B are entangled. This particle, being actual two particles in the entangled states A and B, can interact with itself radiating a photon (signal) in the point A and absorbing it in the point B. That is our goal, to introduce entangled states into General Relativity. Under specific physical conditions the entangled particles in General Relativity can reach a state where neither particle A nor particle B can be the cause of future events. We call this specific state Quantum Causality Threshold. 1 Disentangled and entangled particles in General Relativity. Problem statement In his article of 2000, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of quanta, Belavkin [1] generalizes definitions assumed de facto in Quantum Mechanics for entangled and disentangled particles. He writes: “The only distinction of the classical theory from quantum is that the prior mixed states cannot be dynamically achieved from pure initial states without a procedure of either statistical or chaotic mixing. In quantum theory, however, the mixed, or decoherent states can be dynamically induced on a subsystem from the initial pure disentangled states of a composed system simply by a unitary transformation. Motivated by EinteinPodolskyRosen paper, in
Possible Roles of Neural Electron Spin Networks in Memory and Consciousness
, 2004
"... Spin is the origin of quantum effects in both Bohm and Hestenes quantum formulism and a fundamental quantum process associated with the structure of spacetime. Thus, we have recently theorized that spin is the mindpixel and developed a qualitative model of consciousness based on nuclear spins insi ..."
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Spin is the origin of quantum effects in both Bohm and Hestenes quantum formulism and a fundamental quantum process associated with the structure of spacetime. Thus, we have recently theorized that spin is the mindpixel and developed a qualitative model of consciousness based on nuclear spins inside neural membranes and proteins. In this paper, we explore the possibility of unpaired electron spins being the mindpixels. Besides free O2 and NO, the main sources of unpaired electron spins in neural membranes and proteins are transition metal ions and O2 and NO bound/absorbed to large molecules, free radicals produced through biochemical reactions and excited molecular triplet states induced by fluctuating internal magnetic fields. We show that unpaired electron spin networks inside neural membranes and proteins are modulated by action potentials through exchange and dipolar coupling tensors and spinorbital coupling and gfactor tensors and perturbed by microscopically strong and fluctuating internal magnetic fields produced largely by diffusing O2. We argue that these spin networks could be involved in brain functions since said modulation inputs information carried by the neural spike trains into them, said perturbation activates various dynamics within them and the combination of the two likely