Foundations of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 3–4, pp 301–327 | Cite as

Mixed-system brain dynamics: Neural memory as a macroscopic ordered state

  • C. I. J. M. Stuart
  • Y. Takahashi
  • H. Umezawa


The paper reviews the current situation regarding a new theory of brain dynamics put forward by the authors in an earlier publication. Motivation for the theory is discussed in terms of two issues: the long-standing problem of accounting for the stability and nonlocal properties of memory, and the experimental and theoretical evidence against the classical theory of brain action. It is shown that the new theory provides an explanation and a conceptually unifying framework for phenomena of brain action that resist classical explanation. Further independent experiments provide strong additional support for the theory. The fact that this theory incorporates quantum mechanisms in an essential way is considered to be of wide scientific interest in view of the unique status of the brain in relation to the physical, biological, and mental orders in nature.


Quantum Mechanism Independent Experiment Brain Action Classical Theory Current Situation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. I. J. M. Stuart
    • 1
  • Y. Takahashi
    • 1
  • H. Umezawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Quantum Field Theory and Complex SystemsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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