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Anesthesia Points to Deeper Level ‘Quantum Channels’ as Origins of Consciousness

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23 Mar 2015 | Newswise Anesthetics act inside neurons in microtubule pi electron resonance clouds, similar to those mediating quantum coherence in photosynthesis proteins. Here the authors show anesthetics dampen pi cloud terahertz oscillations, proposed as the microtubule-based origin of consciousness.

Citation: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Authors: Travis JA Craddock, Stuart R Hameroff, Ahmed T Ayoub, Mariusz Klobukowski, Jack A Tuszynski


Sir Roger Penrose Receives ‘Bhaumik Prize’ in Consciousness Research at Tucson Conference

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23 Sept 2014 | Newswise -  Laser pioneer rewards noted physicist for fundamental research on consciousness.


New Study Favors Quantum Mind

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18 Sept 2014 | Newswise -  Microtubule properties consistent with quantum theory of consciousness.


‘Consciousness Central’ TV Channel to Launch at Tucson Conference

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21 Apr 2014 | Newswise - Eastern and Western views about consciousness will clash at the 20 year anniversary conference ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness” which kicks off April 21 at the Marriott University Park Hotel at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Web-based TV channel ‘Consciousness Central’ will show plenary lectures, interviews with key figures, commentary and analysis, clips from previous conferences, scenes from the consciousness art show, poetry slam, ‘zombie blues’, and parties.


‘Collision Course’ in the Science of Consciousness

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4 Apr 2014 | Newswise - The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys and our place in the universe remain unknown. Since ancient times, two types of views have approached these questions. In Western science and philosophy, consciousness is strictly a by-product of brain activity, the reality it perceives not to be trusted (‘Plato’s cave’, Descartes’ ‘brain-in-a-vat’, Dennett’s ‘multiple drafts’). On the other hand, in Eastern philosophy, consciousness is primary, the fundamental basis for reality.


Sir Roger Penrose, Deepak Chopra Headed to UA for ...

27 Feb 2014 | UA News  -  by Abi Behar-Montefiore and Shelley Littin, Spiritual medicine guru Deepak Chopra and world-renowned physicist and mathematician Sir Roger Penrose will visit the University of Arizona to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Toward a Science of Consciousness," the world's largest, longest-running interdisciplinary conference on conscious experience, the nature of existence and our place in the universe.


International Mindfulness Coach to Visit UA/Consciousness Conference | UANews

26 Feb 2014 | UA News - The UA Center for Consciousness Studies is an internationally known interdisciplinary center advancing contemporary understanding of human consciousness. In April, the center is hosting its 20th anniversary conference, bringing together some of the world's foremost scholars and researchers studying human consciousness, such as English mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Dr. Deepak Chopra, American psychologist Alison Gopnik and American philosopher John Searle.   Stuart Hameroff, the center's co-founder and director, and a Professor Emeritus in the UA's departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology, was lead author on the first clinical study showing that transcranial ultrasound affects mood.


 

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Controversial Theory of Consciousness Revisited: Discovery of Quantum Vibrations in 'Microtubules' Inside Brain Neurons

 
16 Jan 2014 | Science World Report | posted UA News -A review and update of a controversial theory about consciousness deriving from fine-scale interactions between internal structures of brain cells is supported by recent discoveries of quantum vibrations in the scaffolding inside neurons, says Stuart Hameroff, director of the UA's Center for Consciousness Studies, in a review article he co-authored with the eminent British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose.

16 Jan 2014 - The recent discovery of warm temperature quantum vibrations in ... inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness.

 

Toward a Science of Consciousness

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10 Dec 2014  | Newswise - Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 The 20th Anniversary Conference April 21-26, 2014 Marriott University Park, Tucson, Arizona Sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona


16 July 2013 Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound | UANews

 


‘Good Vibrations’! Brain Ultrasound Improves Mood

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14 May 2013 | Newswise - Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques aimed at mental and neurological conditions include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression, and transcranial direct current (electrical) stimulation (tDCS), shown to improve memory. Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) has also shown promise.


More than 100 UA Physicians Among 'Best Doctors in America ...

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7 July 2013 ... Stuart Roy Hameroff Wayne K. Jacobsen Peter R. Lichtenthal Robert G. (Butch) Loeb Wallace M. Nogami Craig M. Palmer David S. Sheinbein


Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science at the Taj Mahal

Feb 1 2013 |  Newswise - Toward a Science of Consciousness – March 3-9, 2013. East West Views on Brain, Mind and Reality, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) Agra, INDIA.


July 2013: UANews Month in Review | UANews


Post-Anesthesia Dementia, Like Alzheimer's, Looks Micro-'Tubular'

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26 June 2012 | Newswise - Modern anesthesia is extremely safe. But as risks to heart, lungs and other organs have waned, another problem has emerged in the elderly: post-operative cognitive dysfunction. Mentally, some patients “just aren’t the same” for months or longer after surgery. Other factors play a role, but a small number of patients deteriorate mentally due to anesthesia per se. Those with Alzheimer’s disease suffer exacerbations, and those without the diagnosis may have it unmasked by anesthesia, suggesting some relationship.


5 Dec 2012 UA Hosting TEDxTucson | UANew


Zinc Imbalance in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients Points to New Therapies

26 Mar 2012 | Newswise - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) steals memory and ruins lives. Despite near-daily reports of promising new therapies, AD remains unchecked. Now a new study reveals the mechanism by which AD may cause memory loss, suggesting new therapies.


Consciousness Conference Covers All Angles

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19 Mar 2012 | Newswise - The 10th biennial interdisciplinary conference Toward a Science of Consciousness.


The UA in 2013, A Retrospective | UANews

UA researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods. Stuart Hameroff, professor emeritus of the UA's departments of anesthesiology and psychology and director of the UA's Center for Consciousness Studies, is lead author on the first clinical study of brain ultrasound, which was published in the journal Brain Stimulation. The findings could lead to new treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

UA researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods. The discovery has led the scientists to conduct further investigations with the hope that this technique could one day be used to treat conditions such as depression and anxiety. Dr. Stuart Hameroff, professor emeritus of the UA's departments of anesthesiology and psychology and director of the UA's Center for Consciousness Studies, is lead author on the first clinical study of brain ultrasound, which was published in the journal Brain Stimulation.

16 July 2013  |  UA News -  Ultrasound vibrations applied to the brain may affect mood, UA researchers have discovered. The finding potentially could lead to new treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Stuart Hameroff, professor emeritus in the UA's departments of anesthesiology and psychology, is lead author on the first clinical study showing that transcranial ultrasound affects mood. (Image courtesy of Stuart Hameroff)
Stuart Hameroff, professor emeritus in the UA's departments of anesthesiology and psychology, is lead author on the first clinical study showing that transcranial ultrasound affects mood. (Image courtesy of Stuart Hameroff)
Jay Sanguinetti, a doctoral candidate the UA's department of psychology, administers brain ultrasound during a clinical trial. (Image courtesy of Jay Sanguinettii)
Jay Sanguinetti, a doctoral candidate the UA's department of psychology, administers brain ultrasound during a clinical trial. (Image courtesy of Jay Sanguinettii)

University of Arizona researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods. The discovery has led the scientists to conduct further investigations with the hope that this technique could one day be used to treat conditions such as depression and anxiety.


More than 100 UA Physicians Among 'Best Doctors in America ...

 

 


More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America' Jul 4, 2013'

... J. Barker R. Dennis Bastron Brenda A. Gentz Stuart Roy Hameroff Wayne K. Jacobsen Peter R. Lichtenthal Robert G. (Butch) Loeb ...