POSSIBLE EXISTENCE OF A METAMATERIAL INSIDE MICROTUBULES AND THE RESULTING EXPLANATION FOR ANESTHETIC ACTION OF SUPERLUMINAL PHOTONS UPON CONSCIOUSNESS
D. Georgiev presented an idea that consciousness could be the result of quantum computation via short laser-like
pulses controlling quantum gates within the brain cortex. However, he later rejected this theory because the
wavelength of super radiant photon emission in the infrared spectrum is two orders of magnitude longer than the
size of any microtubule cavity. To revive this idea of quantum computation within the brain, the author proposes
that the substance within a microtubule cylinder has characteristics of a metamaterial composed of sub-wavelength
structures. From this hypothesis, we can show that microtubule could be used for manipulation of qubits to achieve
quantum computation by utilizing superluminal photons, which also permit the microtubule to manipulate the
storage and retrieval of stored data in the brain. From which, we can also provide a mechanism for general
anesthetic action which brings about a loss of consciousness.
Keywords: Metamaterial, Microtubule, Superluminal photon, Quantum computation, Anesthetic.
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