Dr Stuart Hameroff, Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Centre of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, has advanced a quasi-religious theory. According to this idea, consciousness is a program for a quantum computer in the brain which can persist in the universe even after death, explaining the perceptions of those who have near-death experiences. It is based on a quantum theory of consciousness he and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose have developed which holds that the essence of our soul is contained inside structures called microtubules within brain cells.
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A funny one; this. There has, over the millenia, been much made of the existence of souls so that one is tempted to think that there is some truth in the suggestion. That the very activity of the brain can generate some energy in the form of electro-magnetic radiation that persists even if the body subsequently dies. Some believe that this energy is the very essence of the being allowing it to live on in some afterlife.
Could the brain be generating some strange energy that is in some way responsible for the thinking of what are known as the 'ineffable' experiences of, for example, love.
I have this theory here that there exists another universe that pervades the one we as humans experience. The two universes ordinarily do not react but energetically sum to zero. There is however, a 'veil of reality' which seperates the two universes as the symbol 'zero' seperates the positive numbers from the negative and that is the clue. The energy of the 'unreal' or spiritual world can be described in terms of negative dimensions that include the term, 'i' or the square root of minus one.In the same way that humans cannot understand or describe love scientifically, so they cannot understand the nature of 'i'.
Is it the case that the brain operates in a medium that embraces the spiritual dimensions?