Consciousness, the Brain and Spirituality A Quantum Connection?
(.... A clinical anesthesiologist, Dr. Stuart Hameroffs 30 years of academic research have focused on consciousness, anesthesia and computational abilities of microtubules, self-organizing protein polymers within neurons and other living cells. In 1994 Hameroff teamed with British physicist Sir Roger Penrose to develop a controversial theory of consciousness based on quantum computation in brain microtubules, a theory which connects consciousness to the fundamental level of the universe. ....")
In many ways this makes complete sense. At the most fundamental level, all matter (including life) and energy is just phase-transitioned warped space in the fabric of the universe. According to Einstein's classical theory of gravity, general relativity; matter, energy, and pressure warps space in three dimensions plus time. So, what is consciousness in relations to the rest of the universe? On the surface of it, consciousness appears to be a function of electrical/bio-chemical processes (energy). Thus, it is not too farfetched to believe that our individual conscious thought do momentarily express itself in some dimensional framework, perhaps different from the three spatial dimensions we commonly encounter, plus time. Consciousness may be the quantum psi superposition between matter and energy and time.