Press Features 2011-2015


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Is Your Brain Really a Computer, or Is It a Quantum Orchestra?

Posted: 07/09/2015 3:39 pm EDT Updated: 07/09/2015 3:59 pm EDT

Huff Post The Blog


'Darwin Versus Deepak': Which Came First, Feelings, or the Brain?

Posted: 06/02/2015 9:19 am EDT

Huff Post The Blog


The Guardian, Why Can't The World's Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness? Oliver Burkeman, January 21, 2015

The Guardian's Audio Long Read 30:37

Anesthesia Points to Deeper Level ‘Quantum Channels’ as Origins of Consciousness

3/23/15 - Newswise - Anesthesia Points to Deeper Level ‘Quantum Channels’....


Japan Wired Magazine - 2015 Death in A Quantum Space.pdf (4.71 MB)



Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness, Earth Changes Media, Sept 23, 2014

Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia, Chemistry World Review, Aug 12, 2014

Ref:  L Turin et al, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA., 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404387111

Electron Theft, Not Drug Effects, May Be How Anesthesia Knocks People Out, Scientific American, Aug 13, 2014;

Anesthesia's Electric Effects? World Science Festival, Aug 11, 2014  

Why Anesthesia Is One of the Greatest Medical Mysteries of Our Time, Daily Explainer/, June 19, 2014     

'Collision Course' in the Science of Consciousness: Grand Theories to Clash at Tucson Conference, Huffington Post, Mar 18, 2014


Interview with Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff,  Elsevier Connect, Amsterdam, Feb 20, 2014 -   Video  26:00

Sir Roger Penrose & Stuart Hameroff On How Quantum Vibrations in "Microtubules" Corroborates the Theory of Consciousness


Consciousness in the universe - A review of the 'Orch OR' theory, SciDirect, Hameroff S, Penrose R (2014) Physics of Life Reviews 11:39-78


2014 Hameroff S, Penrose R  Consciousness in the Universe: A Review of Orch OR Theory -Phys of Life Reviews.pdf


Elsevier , Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in “Microtubules” Inside Brain Neurons Corroborates Controversial 20-Year-Old Theory of Consciousness, Jan 16,  2014, Amsterdam


Jan 16, 2014 - Science Daily, The recent discovery of warm temperature quantum vibrations in ... inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness.

Controversial Theory of Consciousness Revisited: Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons, Science World Report, Jan 16, 2014

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness, PhysOrg Science News Wire Jan 16, 2014

2014 Hameroff S,  Penrose R,  Consciousness in the Universe: A Review of Orch OR Theory - Phys of Life Reviews.pdf

Reply to Criticism of the 'Orch OR qubit' - Orchestrated objective reduction is scientifically jusfiied Hameroff S, Penrose R (2014) Physics of Life Reviews 11(1):104-112



Transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) – an optimal non-invasive brain-machine interface via microtubules?  Society for Neuroscience, November 14, 2013 SR Hameroff, JL Sanguinetti, C Duffield, U Raman, S Ghosh,S Parker, QD Amos, JJB Allen  Abstract    

Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

July 18, 2013 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to affect mood through ultrasound vibrations applied to the brain. Their findings could potentially lead to new treatments for psychological and ... full story

Huffington Post, Letter to the TED-itors, Apr 18, 2013

MP3s in your genes? Is Human DNA the same as computer code? HPL 2/6/13, Panel hosted by Josh Zepps, Video

Can Images Unlock the Mystery of a Healing Brain?  MedPage Today, Nancy Walsh, 2/1/13

Probing The Unknowable Mysteries of the Brain, Marcelo Gleiser, NPR, December 4, 2013 reporting from the Agra TSC Conference.

13.7 cosmos & culture commentary on science and society

An illustration showing synapses in the brain.


How quantum brain biology can rescue conscious free will, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Hameroff S, Oct 12, 2012

Hameroff, S., Comment on: Comment on “Consciousness, biology and quantum hypotheses” in Quantum brain biology complements neuronal assembly approaches to consciousness by Baars and Edelman, S. Hameroff, 2012; July 11

Post Anesthesia Dementia, like Alzheimer's, Looks Micro-'Tubular', Science Daily, June 27, 2012

Craddock TJA, St. George M, Freedman H, Barakat KH, Damaraju S, et al. Computational Predictions of Volatile Anesthetic Interactions with the Microtubule Cytoskeleton: Implications for Side Effects of General Anesthesia. PLoS ONE, 2012 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037251


Good Vibrations:' Brain Ultrasound Improves Mood

May 15, 2013, Science Daily — Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques aimed at mental and neurological conditions include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression, and transcranial direct current (electrical) ... full story

Zinc, microtubules and Alzheimer's disease, in PLoS One

Anesthetics, tubulin and post-operative cognitive dysfunction, in PLoS One

Transcranial ultrasound (TUS) effects on mental states: A pilot study, in Brain Stimulation

Scientists claim brain memory code cracked, Science Daily, March 9, 2012

Scientists Claim Brain Memory Code Cracked

Mar. 9, 2012, Science Daily — Despite a century of research, memory encoding in the brain has remained mysterious. Neuronal synaptic connection strengths are involved, but synaptic components are short-lived while memories last ... full story

Travis J. A. Craddock, Jack A. Tuszynski, Stuart Hameroff. Cytoskeletal Signaling: Is Memory Encoded in Microtubule Lattices by CaMKII Phosphorylation? PLoS Computational Biology, 2012; 8 (3): e1002421 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002421 -

Turning consciousness upside down: Magic mushrooms and the fractal brain hierarchy -  Commentary on Carhart-Harris et al (2012) Neural correlates of the psychedelic ...



QANSAS 2011, Agra, India, Quantum and Nanocomputing Systems, Quantum and Nano Computing Systems Centre (QANCENTRE), December 1-4, 2011

STOCKHOLM SWEDEN  The 18th Toward a Science of Consciousness STOCKHOLM SWEDEN  

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