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Quantum mechanics and consciousness

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Abstract:

The first issue of JCS published an interview with Roger Penrose on his recent book Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness (Clark, 1994). In it Professor Penrose, among other subjects, presented his views on the role of quantum mechanics on our way towards a better understanding of brain functioning and its relation to consciousness. In this note we comment on some aspects of his reasoning.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany.

Publication date: February 1, 1994

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