Authors: Matti Pitkänen
Comments: 458 Pages.
This book represents a view about quantum hardware of living systems in TGD framework. Since the vision is bound to look highly speculative, it is good to emphasize that the most important predictions follow almost without any reference to the classical field equations using only quantum classical correspondence.
The new conceptual elements are the notion of many-sheeted space-time having fractal hierarchical structure, 4-D spin glass degeneracy of the preferred extremals of Kähler action providing huge information storage capacity, topological field quantization, the notion of magnetic/field body serving as intentional agent using biological body as sensory receptor and motor instrument, zero energy ontology leading to a new view about energy and about the relationship between experienced and geometric time, dark matter hierarchy realized in terms of book like structure of 8-D imbedding space with pages labeled by values of Planck constant, the assumption that the phase transitions changing the value of Planck constant provide a key control tool in living matter, and p-adic length scale hypothesis allowing quantitative grasp to the situation.
<LI> Three chapters of this book are devoted to the model of high $T<sub>c</sub>$ super-conductivity relying strongly on the notions of quantum criticality and dark matter.
<LI> Two chapters discuss quantum antenna hypothesis inspired by topological light rays (M(assless) E(xtremals)) and the notion of wormhole magnetic fields. Notice that the notion of wormhole magnetic field was introduced much before the hypothesis that bosons and also interaction fermions have a natural identification as wormhole contacts emerged. The recent view about quantum TGD suggests the interpretation wormhole magnetic fields as dark scaled up versions of elementary particles identified as Kähler magnetic flux tubes identified as pairs of magnetically charged wormhole contacts carrying at the second wormhole throat neutrino pair neutralizing the weak isospin of the fermion at the second wormhole throat. For ordinary value of Planck constant the length of is flux would be given by weak length scale. Therefore weak interactions in biological length scales are involved giving rise to large parity breaking effects. Also scaled up QCD is involved and implying hadron like states in biological length scales.
<LI> Two chapters are devoted to the possible biological implications of the hypothesis that dark matter corresponds to macroscopic quantum phases characterized by a large value of Planck constant and is the key actor in living matter.
<LI> A possible identification of quantum correlates of sensory qualia is discussed assuming that qualia are in one-one correspondence with the increments of quantum numbers in quantum jump. Also a simple model for sensory receptor is introduced. The recent view about cell membrane as almost vacuum extremal of Kähler action explains large parity breaking effects in living matter and also the peak frequencies of photoreceptors in retina. Also a model for the cell membrane as a kind of sensory homunculus with lipids identified as pixels of a sensory map representing basic qualia follows naturally. Furthermore, EEG photons and biophotons can be identified as decay products of same dark photons.
Category: Physics of Biology
Authors: Matti Pitkänen
Comments: 323 Pages.
The quantum theory of self organization represents a rather old layer of TGD inspired theory of consciousness.
<OL><LI> Self organization is a non-deterministic process and corresponds to the evolution of conscious entities - selves - to asymptotic self-organization patterns via quantum jumps. This requires macroscopic quantum coherence.
<LI> Space-time surfaces are analogous to Bohr orbits and the failure of the classical non-determinism in the conventional sense of the word makes it possible to interpret space-time surfaces as representations of both quantum states and sequences of quantum states assignable to the sequences of quantum jumps. The huge vacuum degeneracy of Kähler action implies spin glass degeneracy in 4-dimensional sense providing maximal resources to represent information about external world by mapping its states to its own internal states. Space-time sheets would be four-dimensional statues gradually carved by a sequence of quantum jump to a shape representing
asymptotic self-organization pattern.
<LI> Magnetic body is the intentional agent controlling the biological body. The fractal hierarchy of copies of standard model physics involving in particular a hierarchy of electro-weak bosons and gluons with increasingly longer weak/confinement length scale is an essential piece of the story. The concrete quantum model for how intentions are transformed to actions provides additional insights to quantum self-organization.
<LI> The new view about time and energy justifying time mirror mechanism involving sending of negative energy phase conjugate photons to geometric past is crucial for the models of long term memory, intentional action, and remote metabolism.
<LI> The model of self organization involves cyclotron radiation from the cyclotron transitions assignable with the Bose-Einstein condensates of charged bosons at the magnetic bodies and Josephson radiation from Josephson junctions assignable to the cell membrane and also other layer like structures (electrets).
<LI> The vision about life residing in the intersection of real and p-adic worlds is central for the approach. In particular, the existence of number theoretic entanglement entropy, which can have negative values, makes possible to identify a measure of conscious information and negentropic entanglement replaces metabolic energy feed as the basic prequisite of life.
Zero energy ontology and hierarchy of Planck constants complete this vision. Zero energy ontology justifies time mirror mechanism and explains how arrow of subjective time emerges. Dark matter hierarchy implies macroscopic quantum coherence, inspires vision about bio-catalysis and quantum computation in living matter, explains evolutionary leaps, and suggests generalization of the notion of genome and new realizations of genetic code.
The topics of the book are following. The first chapters explain the vision about biological self organization in TGD framework. The last chapters of the book discuss quantum control and coordination in living matter according to TGD.
Category: Physics of Biology