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Stuart Hammeroff, MD (from What the Bleep Do We Know) Consciousness Expert

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Stuart Hammeroff, MD, World Renowned Consciousness Expert, featured in the Hit Film: What the Bleep Do We Know

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Consciousness: Is your brain really a computer, or is it a quantum orchestra tuned to the universe?

Most view the brain as a computer of neurons, with consciousness emerging as an output.

However the Penrose-Hameroff 'Orch OR' theory suggests consciousness is an intrinsic feature of the fine scale structure of the universe, connected to the brain by quantum processes in microtubules inside neurons.

Orch OR is A TESTABLE HYPOTHESIS which can explain various aspects of consciousness in the brain, as well as NEAR-DEATH and OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES that happen out of the brain.

About Stuart Hammeroff, MD:

Stuart Hameroff MD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology & Psychology

& the Founder and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at The University of Arizona.

In the 1990s Hameroff teamed with famed British Physicist Sir Roger Penrose to develop A QUANTUM THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

(‘orchestrated objective reduction’, ‘Orch OR’) based on microtubule quantum computing.

Highly controversial and harshly criticized, Orch OR is now supported by evidence, e.g. anesthetics act in quantum channels in microtubules, and microtubules have multi-scalar resonances, e.g. in megahertz.

Hameroff and Penrose wrote a 20 year review of Orch OR in 2014.

Extending beyond his theories, he's added testing for practical application with promising results:

Megahertz mechanical vibrations are ultrasound, clinically used in anesthesiology, and Hameroff proposed low intensity, non-invasive ultrasound could stimulate microtubule megahertz resonance and improve mental and neurological states in the brain.

He and anesthesiology colleagues performed and published the first clinical trial of transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) on mental states in human volunteers, showing mood enhancement from brief, low intensity TUS.

Collaborative studies with psychology professor John JB Allen and post-doc Jay Sanguinetti corroborated and elaborated TUS effects, and more TUS clinical studies are planned for Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (with Dr. Lemole in neurosurgery), Parkinsons (Dr. Scott Sherman in Neurology) and Pediatric Developmental Delay (with Dr. Sydney Rice in pediatrics).

The Group Will Test A State-Of-The-Art TUS Headset from Berkeley Ultrasound, sponsored and organized through the Center for Consciousness Studies.

Hameroff’s research pursues theory - brain mechanisms of consciousness, memory, anesthetic action, quantum processing in microtubules, and clinical applications - transcranial ultrasound (TUS) for various brain disorders.

Beginning in 1994, with professor and former department head Al Kaszniak in Psychology, the late professor Alwyn Scott in mathematics, and subsequently philosophy (and Regents) professor David Chalmers, Hameroff started an interdisciplinary, international conference series ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’ held in even-numbered years in Tucson, and odd-numbered years elsewhere around the world.

In 1998, with Kaszniak and Scott, and a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Fetzer Institute, Hameroff co-founded the University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS), served as associate director, and succeeded Kaszniak and then Chalmers, as director in 2004.

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