Sunday, 6 March 2016


And so, with our graphic as all of you on twitter, been regularly posted some weeks,

here we go:

"Quantum Effects and the Human Brain

Following the discovery of quantum entanglement --- where two subatomic particles remain in contact regardless of their separation, some physicists and neurologists suggested that particle entanglement may be the basis for the much of the brain’s activity. Even human intelligence.

Why should we invoke quantum mechanics to explain neurological activity? Because classical physics has yet to explain human intelligence. Despite current media hype that computers can think like humans, they probably cannot. At least not yet. Back in 1989 Roger Penrose pointed out in The Emperor’s New Mind, that because of known restrictions in mathematics such as Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, no computer algorithm could ever simulate human intelligence. His assertion predictably infuriated the AI community. However Penrose, along with his associate Stuart Hameroff also theorized that quantum effects --- nature’s inherent fuzziness, could give rise to human intelligence.

A recent paper by Mathew Fisher, a professor at UC Santa Barbara, takes the next step by proposing that nuclear spin, a quantum effect, may be involved."



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