Bose-Einstein condensation of tunnelling photons in the brain cortex as a mechanism of conscious action

Georgiev, Danko (2004) Bose-Einstein condensation of tunnelling photons in the brain cortex as a mechanism of conscious action. [Preprint]

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Mind is supposed to be a macroscopic quantum wave governing the dynamics of the quantum coherent cytoskeletal protein system inside the cytoplasm of the brain cortical neurons. Its dynamical timescale is determined to be that of protein dynamics (~15ps) ruling out the possibility of avoiding thermalization since catalysis is accomplished via vibrationally assisted tunneling. The cytoskeletal protein conformational states are entangled into a whole (they are quantum coherent), and effect mediated by the propagation and condensation of evanescent (tunneling) photons emitted by the ordered water that forms coherent domains in its interaction with the local electromagnetic (EM) field. Since the protein conformations rely on its hydration shells the Bose-Einstein condensation of those evanescent photons will safely transmit quantum information between the water molecules and the protein hydration shells correlating the dynamics of the cytoskeletal proteins. Special attention is paid to tubulin C-termini that are highly flexible projections from the outer microtubule surface, which organize the cytoskeletal activity via interaction with MAP structural and MAP motor proteins. In order the quantum coherent state to be realized in timescales above the thermal fluctuations the water laser system must be pumped with energy. This can be the ATP derived metabolic energy delivered to microtubules as they interact with the motor proteins, actin filaments and from cytoskeletal bound kinases and phosphatases that release energy in their catalytic action. The motor proteins are hopping along the elastic microtubules (spending ATP), leading to microtubule (and tubulin domains) vibration and F-actin contraction leads to microtubule sliding and rotation (torque). Finally the chemical (ATP-released) energy, accumulated in the microtubule elastic (acoustic) vibrations can be gained by the water molecule laser system directly from the microtubule walls and used for coherent photon emission. The created evanescent photons have negative energy and are shown to be capable of realizing group velocity faster than light velocity in vacuum c. Thus optical tachyons can be essential for brain functioning. The interplay between the proteins, ordered water and EM field is considered essential for life and consciousness.

Item Type:Preprint
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Keywords:Quantum brain dynamics (QBD), consciousness
Subjects:Neuroscience > Biophysics
ID Code:3539
Deposited By:Georgiev, Danko
Deposited On:31 Mar 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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