What physiological systems are known as integrative systems? What is the reason for this designation? Both nervous system and the endocrine system are considered integrative systems. This designation stems from the fact that both systems control and regulate biological functions and act at distance, receiving information from organs and tissues and sending effector commands nervous impulses or hormones to organs and tissues, thus integrating the body.
Tuszynski and Nancy Woolf Summary. This chapter provides an introduction to the rest of the book, which has a multidisciplinary approach to the physics of consciousness. We favor a proposal that considers some aspects of quantum-mechanical operations among molecules involved with neurotransmission and mechanical transport of synaptic proteins.
In our view, the wiring of the brain is not as complex, and certainly not as integrated, as commonly assumed. Instead, the wiring pattern redundantly obeys a few general principles focused on high resolution rather than crossmodal integration.
We discuss the potential problems of quantum computing, such as decoherence, and also present counterarguments, as well as recent empirical results consistent with the notion that quantum computing in the interiors of neurons, in particular, within the interiors of dendrites may indeed be possible.
How do the elemental feelings and sensations making up conscious experience arise from the concerted actions of nerve cells and their associated subcellular, synaptic and molecular processes?
How can this seemingly intractable problem possibly be investigated experimentally and what kind of theory is appropriate? This multiauthor book seeks answers to these questions within a range of physically based frameworks.
In other words, the underlying assumption is that consciousness should be understood using the combined intellectual potential of modern physics and the life sciences. We have gathered contributions from a number of scientists representing a spectrum of disciplines taking 2 Jack A.
Tuszynski and Nancy Woolf a biophysics-based approach to consciousness. Thus, we have attempted to provide the reader with a broad range of vantage points to choose from. There are a number of theories of consciousness in existence, some of which are based on classical physics while others require the use of quantum concepts.
Quantum theory has invoked new perspectives of consciousness almost since its inception. Neuroscientists widely accept that cognition, and possibly consciousness, are correlated with the physiological behavior of the material brain for example, membrane depolarizations and action potentials.
Quantum theory is the most fundamental theory of matter known thus far; as such, it appears likely that quantum theory can help us to unravel the mysteries of consciousness. Therefore, a general introduction into quantum phenomena needs to be presented in this context to better understand detailed discussions presented in the chapters that follow.
The status quo or the currently accepted view is that the substrate of consciousness emerges as a property of an ever-increasing computational complexity among neurons. This framework envisions neurons and synapses as the fundamental units of information processing hardware in the brain, acting much like chips manipulating information bits in a computer.
While this appears to be the currently accepted approach to explaining consciousness, it may fall short, especially in cases where the apparent randomness of neural processing is represented simply as white noise. The brain contains both electrical and chemical synapses, named according to the type of signal they transmit .
Although relatively sparse in the brain, electrical synapses, which are also called gap junctions, literally connect the cytoplasm of the presynaptic neuron with that of the 1 The Path Ahead 3 postsynaptic cell.
Although gap junctions conduct electrical impluses according to the laws of classical physics, these structures may be important for transmitting quantum states from neuron to neuron . Chemical transmission is the much more prevalent type in the mammalian brain, but also operates much more slowly than electrical transmission.
In chemical transmission there is release of a chemical neurotransmitter, such as glutamate or acetylcholine. Neurotransmitters are sequestered in presynaptic vesicles, which bind docking proteins that cause the vesicles to fuse with the presynaptic membrane and then release their contents.
This results in the opening or closing of ion channels or in the initiation of signal-transduction cascade, some of which act on the cytoskeleton.
Although these steps operate according to classical physics, quantum processes can come into play. As will be detailed later, a physical model developed by Beck and Eccles  proposes that quantum tunneling among vesicles occurs, which in turn regulates quantal neurotransmitter release and subsequently determines the state of consciousness.
In an approach based solely on classical physics, Flohr [14, 15] suggests chemical synapses using NMDA receptors are critical to perception and consciousness because NMDA receptors are involved in developmental plasticity and learning.
That anesthetic agents block NMDA receptors and consequently lead to a loss of consciousness supports his theory to some extent.Review Sheet Exercise 3 Neurophysiology Of Nerve Impulses EXERCISE 3: Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses ACTIVITY 1: The Resting Membrane Potential Answers 1.
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