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A Proposal for Memory Code

Matti Pitkanen


In an article in the March 8 issue of the journal PLoS Computational Biology, physicists Travis Craddock and Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta, and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff of the University of Arizona propose a mechanism for encoding synaptic memory in microtubules, major components of the structural cytoskeleton within neurons. The self-explanatory title of the article is "Cytoskeletal Signaling: Is Memory Encoded in Microtubule Lattices by CaMKII Phosphorylation?" Authors propose a memory code based on the representation of bit as the presence or absence of phosphorylation and represent empirical evidence consistent with 6-bit code analogous to genetic code. In this article a different interpretation of findings is proposed. The presence of phosphate is seen as an evidence for negentropic entanglement accompanied by ATP molecule making possible memory recall by sending negative energy signal to geometric past transforming ATP to ADP and thus using single metabolic quantum.

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