Quantum information and the Brain

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Quantum information and the Brainby wpjljron.Quantum information and the BrainPublished: Jan. 16, 2013 VideoLectures.Net View the talk in context: http://videolectures.net/nips2012_aaronson_quantum_information/ View the complete 26th A…

Published: Jan. 16, 2013 VideoLectures.Net View the talk in context: http://videolectures.net/nips2012_aaronson_quantum_information/ View the complete 26th A…

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6 Responses

  1. Jay Sin30 July, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    uh uh

  2. Nicolas Ciccone25 June, 2013 at 12:47 am

    This dude was a bit of a jerk to Penrose…

  3. unvergebeneid17 June, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    The brain can solve Turing-unsolvable problems? Such as?

  4. jonesgerard26 May, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Yes I think that makes sense, all possibilities can be in play.
    And why not? if it makes sense, efficiency-wise, then it is likely occurring.

  5. Wizzatsu28 March, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    In which case whether or not a neuron develops an action potential would reflect not just the deterministic outcome of a 1 or a 0 (firing/not firing) like in a transistor, but the local evaluation of many possibilities condensed into a classical bit of information. This would mean that a neuron would be capable of deciding the optimal (rather than deterministic) resolution of two possible outcomes – which seems to be the way neurons behave.

    Am I wrong?

  6. Wizzatsu28 March, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Does the brain have to be a quantum computer to make use of quantum mechanics in its information processing? In other words, is it not possible for a combined approach at different scales?

    For example, the things he mentions quantum computers are useful for, such as factoring numbers, might be used locally at a very small scale (within a synapse, for example) to process information differently than at the macro level.

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