The brain has a lot in common with a quantum computer, according to a new study.
The findings can teach us a lot about quantum mechanics. It is possible that the research explains why our brains are still able to perform better than supercomputers on certain tasks.
The study looked at the idea of two particles being in states that are linked together.
Physicist Christian Kerskens from the University of Dublin says that they adapted an idea to prove the existence of quantum gravity.
The unknown must be a quantum system if the systemsentangle. It makes it easier to find measuring devices for something we don't know anything about.
The relationship between the known systems can only happen if the unknown system operates on a quantum level as well. The effects of the unknown system can be observed.
The known system for measuring the activity of the protons is brain water, which is the fluid that builds up in the brain. A particle's spin is a quantum mechanical property.
The researchers were able to see signals similar to heartbeat-evoked potentials through this method. The thought is that these signals show up because the nuclear protons were stuck in the brain.
The observations recorded by the team require verification via future studies across multiple scientific fields, but the early results look promising for non-classical, quantum occurrences in the human brain.
According to Kerskens, brain processes must have interacted with the nuclear spins in order for that to happen.
We can say that the brain functions must be quantum.
According to Kerskens, the brain functions that lit up theMRI readings were also associated with short-term memory and conscious awareness.
Researchers need to learn more about the quantum system in the brain in order to understand the workings of the quantum computer in our heads.
Kerskens says that the experiments performed 50 meters away from the lecture theatre where Schrdinger gave his famous thoughts about life may shed light on the mysteries of biology and consciousness.
The research has appeared in a journal.