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Theoretical discussion for quantum computation in biological systems
Author(s): Wolfgang Baer
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Paper Abstract

Analysis of the brain as a physical system, that has the capacity of generating a display of every day observed experiences and contains some knowledge of the physical reality which stimulates those experiences, suggests the brain executes a self-measurement process described by quantum theory. Assuming physical reality is a universe of interacting self-measurement loops, we present a model of space as a field of cells executing such self-measurement activities. Empty space is the observable associated with the measurement of this field when the mass and charge density defining the material aspect of the cells satisfy the least action principle. Content is the observable associated with the measurement of the quantum wave function ψ interpreted as mass-charge displacements. The illusion of space and its content incorporated into cognitive biological systems is evidence of self-measurement activity that can be associated with quantum operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7702, Quantum Information and Computation VIII, 77020W (16 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850843
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Wolfgang Baer, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7702:
Quantum Information and Computation VIII
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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