Quantum Physics and Consciousness
A few weeks ago popular science news outlets ran a story about scientists claiming to crack the “brain memory code” (e.g. here and here). The article about this story was published in PLoS Computational Biology on the 8th of March 2012. Scientists have known for quite a while that calcium signaling plays an important role in long-term potentiation, a fancy way for saying the generation of memories. This study suggests that the calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMKII) plays a role and it does so by interacting with microtubules. What are microtubules and what do they have to do with memory you may ask?