Matter and consciousness

  • Florian NeukartEmail author
Part of the AutoUni – Schriftenreihe book series (AUS, volume 94)


As we have seen in the last chapter, the model of consciousness brought forward by Hameroff and Penrose seems to be very promising, although for me, as a computer scientist, a solely physical explanation of human consciousness seems to be true only partially. I suppose that the brain as the structure being responsible for complex thought processes, information storage as well as home of our consciousness does benefit from quantum effects, however, not solely. It is required to take the organic specialties of living organisms into consideration as well. Hameroff already mentioned that the cytoskeleton of a nerve cell differs from the one of other eukaryotic cells in the sense that the in the brain neurons are placed in parallel instead of radially, are more stable due to the support of proteins, are distributed more densely and form larger networks.


Color Vision Identity Theory Conscious Experience Brain State Conscious Perception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AutoUniWolfsburgGermany

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