Re: Quantum entaglement, human cognitive capacity

From: Adam Safron (
Date: Sun Mar 02 2008 - 16:03:42 MST

Quantum entanglement is not considered to be an important factor by
most well-regarded neuroscientists.
With ~100 billion neurons and 10^14 synapses, the brain is plenty
complex to explain human cognition/behavior without resorting to
exotic physical properties. And more importantly, no one has come up
with a reasonable account for how quantum entanglement would impact
information processing. Quantum explanations for the mind are both
unnecessary and unhelpful.

On Mar 2, 2008, at 5:09 PM, Krekoski Ross wrote:

> Why has there not been any discussion that I can find, regarding the
> very real possibility that quantum entanglement plays a large role
> in the functioning of the human brain?
> It certainly is a factor in the low-level motion of particles, and
> in a chaotic system where local disturbances can lead to large
> systemic changes, such as cascade effects in neurons, it seems to be
> a significant oversight to not at least acknowledge it's likely
> presence. It has significant implications for the processing
> capacity of the human brain since it multiplies the number of
> interactions by a significant number of orders of magnitude, and is
> also quite relevant therefore in talking about at what point we have
> the machine capacity with current architecture to begin to simulate
> things.
> Rgds
> Ross

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