I found this interesting article today about quantum physics and consciousness. I know it’s a popular topic and so I thought that I post the link here in case someone was interested in reading it.
Some interesting points is that the idea of a quantum physics explanation of consciousness is considered to be a physical explanation of consciousness (i.e., a materialist view of consciousness).
Our brains are composed of cells called neurons, and their combined activity is believed to generate consciousness. Each neuron contains microtubules, which transport substances to different parts of the cell. The Penrose-Hameroff theory of quantum consciousness argues that microtubules are structured in a fractal pattern which would enable quantum processes to occur.
And the goal of finding out if quantum physics can explain consciousness would be to see the complex connections of the brain make consciousness classically via chemicals and electrical signals or through quantum particles dancing around fractals.
Our work could also have profound implications across scientific fields. By investigating quantum transport in our artificially designed fractal structures, we may have taken the first tiny steps towards the unification of physics, mathematics and biology, which could greatly enrich our understanding of the world around us as well as the world that exists in our heads.
Very interesting stuff that could lead to more discussions on physics and Buddhism once more experimentation is done!