October 21, 2014 - Commentary on: Lane et al, Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science
In their BBS Target Article, Lane et al (2014) recommend eliciting traumatic memory with concomitant positive emotional experience to ‘re-consolidate’ an alternative memory, over-writing, if not erasing the trauma, leading to psychotherapeutic benefit. In this worthy effort the authors claim new insight from brain science, but lack (as does mainstream science in general) actual neurobiological mechanisms for emotional experience (consciousness), and memory (encoding, consolidation/re-consolidation, storage and recall).......
Electron Spin / Knock-Out Theory
References: Chemistry World review (Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia) ... S, Penrose R (March 2014) Consciousness in the universe: A review of the 'Orch OR' theory," Physics of Life Reviews ... vibrations in microtubules (refs 88 and 89 in Orch OR review paper). Pi resonance quantum channels in microtubules are the most ...
Review of Orch OR
Consciousness in the universe: A Review of the 'Orch OR' theory, Science Direct, August 20, 2013
A tale of two fields:
Link to original article: Dissipation of ‘dark energy’ by cortex in knowledge retrieval
Turning Consciousness Upside Down: Magic Mushrooms and the Fractal Brain Hierarchy
Skunk at an Atheist Convention
Being the Skunk at an Atheist Convention, La Jolla, 2006
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
S. Hameroff, MD Professor, Anesthesiology and Psychology Director, Center for Consciousness Studies The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona