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Theoretical and Natural Science

Vol. 34, 10 May 2024


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Quantum physics: A better model to understand consciousness-related brain functions

Ziyu Li * 1
1 St Stephen's Episcopal School

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 34, 262-265
Published 10 May 2024. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Ziyu Li. Quantum physics: A better model to understand consciousness-related brain functions. TNS (2024) Vol. 34: 262-265. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/34/20241123.

Abstract

With the development of quantum mechanics, it is applied to different fields, including biology. As intricate as human brains, quantum physics is replacing classical physics in explaining consciousness-related brain functions. The bilayer phospholipid membrane enables neurons in the brain to store and protect quantum information, and the abundance of 1/2-spin phosphorous creates potential for quantum entanglement that allows information to transfer along long distances and process consciousness. Scientists have used Schrödinger's cat thought experiment to explain how the uncertain and superimposed states in quantum physics can be applied to our decision-making behavior with conditions of "Yes" or "No." Scientists also conducted experiments to witness the quantum entanglement of particles in the brain. The observation of the phenomenon broke the pre-assumption that quantum entanglement is too fragile to occur in the chaotic environment in human brains, and it allows the possibility of ongoing conscious processing there. To further understand the decision-making mechanism, physicists should also integrate the knowledge in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and other interdisciplinary subjects.

Keywords

Quantum physics, brain, decision making

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing Innovation and Applied Physics
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-369-2
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-370-8
Published Date
10 May 2024
Series
Theoretical and Natural Science
ISSN (Print)
2753-8818
ISSN (Online)
2753-8826
DOI
10.54254/2753-8818/34/20241123
Copyright
10 May 2024
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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