DOI: 10.14704/nq.2015.13.1.816

Do Receptor Proteins Store Holographic Data in the Brain?

Philippe Anglade, Yamina Larabi-Godinot

Abstract


Recent technological tools using the properties of quantum phenomena opened new ways in biology. Among them, various devices of holographic optogenetic stimulation offered an outstanding opportunity for vision restoration and neural networks probing. However, the putative involvement of quantum phenomena in the brain functioning has not so far been investigated. This is all the more surprising as tunneling electron transfers between photosynthetic or respiratory chain molecules and holographic photoreceptor proteins are well substantiated in biophysics. Considering the structural analogies between holographic photoreceptor molecules and neurotransmitter receptor proteins, it is not unfounded to address the question whether neuronal receptor proteins could similarly record holographic data in the living brain. Recently devised methods, such as holographic electron imaging of atoms or molecules, might be useful to explore this field which might bring new concepts in learning and memory.

Keywords


receptor proteins; electron interference; holographic data; brain; rhodopsin

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