Can Consciousness Be Explained by Quantum Physics?

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

New knowledge of quantum fractals could provide the foundations for scientists to experimentally test the theory of quantum consciousness. If quantum measurements are one day taken from the human brain, this could help researchers decide whether consciousness is a classical or a quantum phenomenon.

First as Artificial Neurons Developed for Medical Implants

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 5th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

Implantable neural dust powered by ultrasound within a body

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

First in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimeter-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves.

Studying 'ripples' in the brain that could underlie memory formation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as "ripples" that are thought to underlie memory formation.

Preservation of a rabbit brain with new cryonics procedure

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Small Mammalian Brain Preservation Prize was won after a protocol was able to preserve an entire rabbit brain with very well-preserved ultrastructure.