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
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.