Stuart Hameroff Free Public Talk

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Is Your Brain Really a Computer? Or is it a Quantum Orchestra?

Tucson, Arizona, October 12, 2015 – Since the early 1990’s Stuart Hameroff, MD., anesthesiologist, Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies, together with the famed physicist Sir Roger Penrose have combined two intriguing ideas that have far reaching consequences in decoding and deciphering our understanding of the brain and consciousness.  These ideas are centered on Quantum Mechanics and Neuroscience establishing a ‘quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (orchestrated objective reduction) that links microtubule quantum processes to fluctuations in the structure of the universe.’

Recent studies suggests that consciousness may indeed be a Quantum Mechanical phenomenon.  Dr. Hameroff will be presenting his fascinating research, which appeared in the Huffington Post ‘Is Your Brain Really a Computer? Or is it a Quantum Orchestra?’ (07/09/2015), at the SASTPC Speaker Series free public talk.

WHAT: “Is Your Brain Really a Computer? Or is it a Quantum Orchestra?” Free Public Talk
WHO: Stuart Hameroff MD., anesthesiologist, Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at Banner-University Medical Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: 1500 E University Boulevard, ILC Bldg., Room #130

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Light refreshments will be provided.  Video will be uploaded to YouTube after the talk.

SASTPC is a 501(c)3 collaborating with the University of Arizona Philosophy Department in presenting the Speaker Series, a free public lecture that encourages a broader appeal of scientific ideas.

SASTPC Stuart Hameroff Press Release


  1. Ali Boelts says:

    My husband and I attended this wonderful talk. We are lay people, not scientists, and I admit that about half of the material was way over our heads BUT, in context we did get the gist. I thought Dr Hameroff’s presentation was quick and engaging and fascinating in its implication. I’d like to be able to share this, I noticed it was filmed– can we view this presentation again? Thank you, and thank you so much for inviting the public.


    1. Hi, thank you for the wonderful comment. The video will be available on YouTube by the end of next week. We truly appreciate your attendance! Thank you!


  2. Please may you put it as – Is the computer really a brain ? That could be more logical. Considering present computer generation – it is far from human brain. The neurological biochemical process with non substance element of mind is incompetent in generation of ideas and creativity sector. Computer may supersede few sectors, it lacks the domain of creating thought without data feeding


    1. Dear Uday, thank you for your comment and suggestion! The title is set by the presenter and not by our organization. Here is further information:
      Thank You!


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