Stuart Hameroff, M.D.
Professor Stuart Hameroff MD is a physician anesthesiologist at the University of Arizona known for his studies of consciousness, microtubules and mechanisms of anesthetic action. In 1994 he organised the interdisciplinary conference ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’, now simply ‘The Science of Consciousness’, held annually ever since. In 1997 Hameroff co-founded The Center for Consciousness Studies’ at the University of Arizona which he now directs. In 1995 Hameroff and Roger Penrose introduced the ‘Orch OR’ theory positing that consciousness depends on orchestrated quantum processes in microtubules within brain neurons. The quantum processes (‘objective reductions’) are Penrose’s proposed solution to the measurement problem in quantum mechanics, relativistic, and proposed to upwardly influence neuronal and brain activities via microtubule vibrations. Recent evidence supports quantum resonances in microtubules, and suggests anesthetics act on microtubules to prevent consciousness. www.quantumconsciousness.org www.consciousness.arizona.edu