In recent times the interest for quantum models of brain activity has rapidly grown. The Penrose-Hameroff model assumes that microtubules inside neurons are responsible for quantum computation inside brain. Several experiments seem to indicate that EPR-like correlations are possible at the biological level. In the past year a very intensive experimental work about this subject has been done at DiBit Labs in Milan. Italy by our research group. Our experimental set-up is made by two separated and completely shielded basins where two parts of a common human DNA neuronal culture are monitored by EEG. Our main experimental result is that, under stimulation of one culture by means of a 630 nm laser beam at 300 ms. the cross-correlation between the two cultures grows up at maximum levels. Despite at this level of understanding it is impossible to tell if the origin of this non-locality is a genuine quantum effect. our experimental data seem to strongly suggest that biological systems present non-local properties not explainable by classical models.
|Titolo:||Non-local correlations between separated neural networks|
|Parole Chiave:||Coherence; Correlation; EPR; Microelectrode Arrays; Neurons; Non locality|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1117/12.540785|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|