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Quantum mechanics in the brain

Nature volume 440, page 611 (30 March 2006) | Download Citation


Does the enormous computing power of neurons mean consciousness can be explained within a purely neurobiological framework, or is there scope for quantum computation in the brain?

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  1. Christof Koch is in the Division of Biology and the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, 216-76, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.

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  2. Klaus Hepp and Christof Koch are at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, the University of Zürich and ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.

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