Does the Brain Function as a Quantum Phase Computer Using Phase Ternary Computation?

Johnson, Andrew S and Winlow, William ORCID: 0000-0001-9465-802X
(2021) Does the Brain Function as a Quantum Phase Computer Using Phase Ternary Computation? FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, 12. 572041-.

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Here we provide evidence that the fundamental basis of nervous communication is derived from a pressure pulse/soliton capable of computation with sufficient temporal precision to overcome any processing errors. Signalling and computing within the nervous system are complex and different phenomena. Action potentials are plastic and this makes the action potential peak an inappropriate fixed point for neural computation, but the action potential threshold is suitable for this purpose. Furthermore, neural models timed by spiking neurons operate below the rate necessary to overcome processing error. Using retinal processing as our example, we demonstrate that the contemporary theory of nerve conduction based on cable theory is inappropriate to account for the short computational time necessary for the full functioning of the retina and by implication the rest of the brain. Moreover, cable theory cannot be instrumental in the propagation of the action potential because at the activation-threshold there is insufficient charge at the activation site for successive ion channels to be electrostatically opened. Deconstruction of the brain neural network suggests that it is a member of a group of Quantum phase computers of which the Turing machine is the simplest: the brain is another based upon phase ternary computation. However, attempts to use Turing based mechanisms cannot resolve the coding of the retina or the computation of intelligence, as the technology of Turing based computers is fundamentally different. We demonstrate that that coding in the brain neural network is quantum based, where the quanta have a temporal variable and a phase-base variable enabling phase ternary computation as previously demonstrated in the retina.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 16 pages, 7 figures. Key Words: Plasticity; Action potential; Timing; Error redaction; Synchronization; Quantum phase computation; Phase ternary computation; Retinal model
Uncontrolled Keywords: plasticity, action potential, timing, error redaction, synchronization, quantum phase computation, phase ternary computation, retinal model
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 12:07
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:05
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.572041
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