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A New Spin on the Quantum Brain

Non-trivial quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum tunneling and entanglement, have been observed in a number of processes in the biological system. This has led many researchers to begin to address the question of quantum biology in a more comprehensive manner. Here, Quanta Magazine reports on a new theory in which the nuclear spins of phosphorus atoms are suggested to serve as rudimentary qubits in the brain.

Article: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161102-quantum-neuroscience/

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