Guest lecture by Stuart Hameroff; 21.5.2008, Helsinki



Prof. STUART HAMEROFF of the University of Arizona
will give a lecture titled "The 'Conscious Pilot': Dendritic Synchrony
Moves through the Brain as the Neural Correlate of Consciousness"


Guest commentator prof. KARI ENQVIST,
Professor of cosmology, University of Helsinki; Theory Programme
Director, Helsinki Institute of Physics


The event is organized by the Cognitive Science Unit of the Department
of Psychology, University of Helsinki.


Wed 21 May 2008, 15-17.


Department of Psychology,
Siltavuorenpenger 20C
Lecture hall 2 (K70), basement floor


Stuart Hameroff, MD, (Born in 1947 Buffalo, New York) is an
anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona. He is best
known for his promotion of the scientific study of consciousness, and
his speculative theories of the possible quantum mechanisms of


Here are some links you may follow to find out more about his research

Atmanspacher, Harald, "Quantum Approaches to Consciousness", The
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2006 Edition), Edward N.
Zalta (ed.), URL =

Litt, A., Eliasmith, C., Kroon, F.W., Weinstein, S. and Thagard, P.
(2006) 'Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?', Cognitive Science: A
Multidisciplinary Journal, 30:3, 593 - 603

Hameroff, S. (2007) "The brain is both neurocomputer and quantum
computer", Cognitive Science 31 (2007) 1035-1045

Tegmark,M. (2000) "Importance of quantum coherence in brain processes"
Physical Reviews E, 61: 4194-4206

Hagan,S.,Hameroff,S.& Tuszynski, J.(2002) "Quantum computation in brain
microtubules? Decoherence and biological feasibility" Physical Reviews
E, 65: 061901

Grush R., Churchland P.S. (1995), 'Gaps in Penrose's toilings', J.
Consciousness Studies, 2 (1), pp. 10-29.

Penrose, R. and Hameroff, S. 'What 'Gaps'? Reply to Grush and
Churchland' (1995), Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2, No. 2, pp. 99-112