Commentary

Change the Music; Psychotherapy and microtubule vibrations

October 21, 2014 - Commentary on: Lane et al, Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science 

In their BBS Target Article, Lane et al (2014) recommend eliciting traumatic memory with concomitant positive emotional experience to ‘re-consolidate’ an alternative memory, over-writing, if not erasing the trauma, leading to psychotherapeutic benefit. In this worthy effort the authors claim new insight from brain science, but lack (as does mainstream science in general) actual neurobiological mechanisms for emotional experience (consciousness), and memory (encoding, consolidation/re-consolidation, storage and recall).......

 

Electron Spin / Knock-Out Theory

August 12 2014 - Full Response Hameroff to Turin et al.pdf

News/Opinion - Full Response to Turin et al on Electron Spin and Anesthesia PNAS

References: Chemistry World review (Knock-out theory puts new spin on general anaesthesia) ... S, Penrose R (March 2014) Consciousness in the universe: A review of the 'Orch OR' theory," Physics of Life Reviews ... vibrations in microtubules (refs 88 and 89 in Orch OR review paper). Pi resonance quantum channels in microtubules are the most ...

 

Review of Orch OR  

Consciousness in the universe: A Review of the 'Orch OR' theory, Science Direct, August 20, 2013

 

A tale of two fields: 

Comment on “Dissipation of ‘dark energy’ by cortex in knowledge retrieval” by Capolupo, Freeman and Vitiello, Hameroff, S  2013

Link to original article: Dissipation of ‘dark energy’ by cortex in knowledge retrieval

 

Turning Consciousness Upside Down: Magic Mushrooms and the Fractal Brain Hierarchy 

Neural correlates of the psychedelic state as determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin

Hameroff, S.,  Review of Carthart-Harris PNAS 2012  

Carhart-Harris et al, Neural correlates of the psychedelic state as determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin, PNAS, 2012  

 

Skunk at an Atheist Convention

Being the Skunk at an Atheist Convention,  La Jolla, 2006

Hackery/Quackery in Scientific American

Debate with Christof Koch in Sci-Con Review, 2004

"The Good, the Bad and the Octopus"