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Your brain is a quantum computer.
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Scientists have believed that the brain operates as a biochemical and bioelectric system. Individual brain cells, so-called neurons, fire in complex coordinated patterns, and their chemical and electrical discharges make up a network that processes information. Somehow, this information (or some part of it) gets translated into conscious "mind-events": shapes and colors, sounds, and the other "data" of your senses.

However, there is mounting evidence that your brain doesn't operate merely by biochemical and bioelectric information processing. What your brain does is far more complex, fast, and sophisticated than could be accomplished by this standard kind of information-processing. Thousands of chemical reactions take place every second in every cell of your body, and your brain and nervous system ensure that they are sufficiently coherent and coordinated so that your body can maintain itself in the complex and physically highly improbable state we call living.

Your brain is the command center that directs the flow of the precise, highly coordinated information crucial to your body's genetic, chemical, and physiological processes. These processes are based on the interaction of molecules and atoms, and subatomic particles. Though in large part biochemical, these processes have a significant nonlocal component as well. By "nonlocal," I refer to the finding in physics that particles once connected retain their connection and influence upon each other even at a distance--they are said to remain "entangled."

The particles and atoms in your body are "entangled" with each other: they receive and transmit information not just by biochemical means, but by the remarkable process known in quantum physics as "phase-conjugate quantum resonance." Phase-conjugate quantum resonance is a term used by physicists that means that the particles are "non-locally entangled." It is thanks to the existence of this ultrafast, ultrasubtle, but enormously efficient way of transmitting information that your body can be alive, and stay alive.

What's revealed at the leading edge of quantum physics and quantum biology is that your body is not just a biochemical system: it's also a "macroscopic quantum system." Quantum systems were believed to exist only at the submicroscopic level, where quanta are in the state known as "coherent," which means that they are able to get into synch with each other.

Interactions at ordinary dimensions and temperatures were believed to destroy their coherence: they render macroscale bodies "decoherent." In other words, it was believed that once these quanta assembled themselves into particles, atoms, molecules, cells, and ultimately complex systems like the human body, the relationships that existed between these building blocks ceased to operate according to the same laws of physics or to function in the same manner as they did on the submicroscopic level. Instead of continuing their non-local dance of coherence, they ceased to be in this astonishingly close kind of relationship and went largely their separate ways.

But this is not entirely the case. Some theories claim that specifically organized networks of quanta--for example, networks where the particles are "woven" or "braided"--are sufficiently robust to maintain quantum coherence at macroscopic dimensions and ordinary temperatures. In other words, the dance continues even when the particles are organized into larger systems like a human brain or body.

This makes sense because living systems exhibit highly and until recently inexplicably coherent behavior. Their cells and organs resonate in phase, and the entire living organism seems to obey one encompassing "macroscopic wave-function." In other words, instead of functioning like a bunch of cells and chemicals each doing their own thing unaware of each other, all the biochemical and bioelectric dance in superb coordination acts like a giant wave which moves and flows as one, despite the many individual droplets that are within it.
This means that your body is not just a biochemical system: it's also a macroscopic quantum system. Your brain is not just a bioelectric and biochemical computer, but also a quantum computer. The cells of your body, and the neurons and networks of neurons of your brain, are entangled with each other. This is why your brain can perform functions that are entire dimensions beyond the capacity of any conceivable biochemical system. If and when quantum computers are developed, we may for the first time see man-made systems that come close to matching your brain's information-processing powers.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ervin-laszlo/why-your-brain-is-a-quant_b_489998.html

Basically we all have super computers for brains.

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Damn it, please edit my title. That's going to bug me.


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Damn it, please edit my title. That's going to bug me.


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Thanks. I hope people read this.

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This raises some interesting questions. Is telepathy and precognition possible as a form of quantum commuication? Is the human brain just a collection of cells or does it extend into a nonphysical constuct at the quantum level? When quantam computers are created, can a human mind be downloaded into it? If the soul exists, is it a quantam construct or effect? This just scrathes the surface of possiblites. something to think about.
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You know, since i started taking introduction to modern physics, this kind of thing sounds 10x more confusing because its combining stuff i don't understand very well with other stuff that I do understand. If you could answer these questions, I would be most appreciative, as i actually think it may help me better understand my physics class.

Grasping the nature of the wavefunction itself is hard enough, but now there's evidence of macroscopic quantum systems? I was under the impression that decoherence prevented this. Actually, did we ever even find out what decoherence really is or how it occurs? Have we solved the measurement problem already? Are we sure that the Copenhagen interpretation is the correct one and not the many worlds interpretation or the many minds interpretation? Doesn't quantum mechanics kind of "dissolve" into classical mechanics for macroscopic systems? I don't know that much about it, but if it didn't, i'm under the impression that the world would be much weirder than it is.

Quantum physics is so confusing. I'll stick with the classical stuff until my math reaches a higher level lol.
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Well, most of us.
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Guys, we are all AI's. Now that's an idea!

But yeah I love these type of paradox/facts/theory's Like the "cat in the box" theory, which claims that it's our conscious that controls the world, how it works, or so to say.

Btw: Did you just copy and paste it from that other site xD?
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JayVeeDees wrote:

Guys, we are all AI's. Now that's an idea!

But yeah I love these type of paradox/facts/theory's Like the "cat in the box" theory, which claims that it's our conscious that controls the world, how it works, or so to say.

Btw: Did you just copy and paste it from that other site xD?


Yes, I copy and pasted the article and the source of the article is at the bottom.

The bold part: That is true. I don't believe that to be a theory anymore. That theory implies that we are all God/Gods creating the Universe.
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Electrons move so fast that physicists have defined them as "being in more than one place at a time" . So this theory you posted makes sense. Good subject for thought. Thanks for post!
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JayVeeDees wrote:

Guys, we are all AI's. Now that's an idea!

But yeah I love these type of paradox/facts/theory's Like the "cat in the box" theory, which claims that it's our conscious that controls the world, how it works, or so to say.

Btw: Did you just copy and paste it from that other site xD?


Yes, I copy and pasted the article and the source of the article is at the bottom.

The bold part: That is true. I don't believe that to be a theory anymore. That theory implies that we are all God/Gods creating the Universe.


Not actually gods, cause those don't exist >;)
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JayVeeDees wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


JayVeeDees wrote:

Guys, we are all AI's. Now that's an idea!

But yeah I love these type of paradox/facts/theory's Like the "cat in the box" theory, which claims that it's our conscious that controls the world, how it works, or so to say.

Btw: Did you just copy and paste it from that other site xD?


Yes, I copy and pasted the article and the source of the article is at the bottom.

The bold part: That is true. I don't believe that to be a theory anymore. That theory implies that we are all God/Gods creating the Universe.


Not actually gods, cause those don't exist >;)


Well, what are we? Creators?

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Well.....

I guess if this is right, then my theory on the soul would basically be right.

That is: "the spirit is the electrical current frequency flowing through your body" and that would be interesting.

But, either or....interesting
Posted 12/6/12
Nitric Oxide works like google inside our brains, it picks and chooses what information to let in and out, instead of all at once.

Our brain is also like a network, relying on "nodes" to convey imformation from place to place.

Super nodes in our brains act like hubs, so basically if you can figure the internet out,


you may be able to grasp how your own mind works.
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There's no way my brain is a quantum computer, I can hardly do addition in my head.
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