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The Brain Microbiota as It Relates to the Orch OR Theory of Consciousness

Version 1 : Received: 22 June 2021 / Approved: 23 June 2021 / Online: 23 June 2021 (10:21:04 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 22 July 2021 / Approved: 23 July 2021 / Online: 23 July 2021 (12:32:42 CEST)

How to cite: Ruggiero, M. The Brain Microbiota as It Relates to the Orch OR Theory of Consciousness. Preprints 2021, 2021060562 Ruggiero, M. The Brain Microbiota as It Relates to the Orch OR Theory of Consciousness. Preprints 2021, 2021060562

Abstract

It is proposed to incorporate the concepts of brain microbiota and microbial consciousness in the Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch OR) theory of human consciousness with the goal of increasing its explanatory and predictive powers. If consciousness arises from quantum computations in cytoskeletal structures inside human neurons, there is no theoretical impediment at hypothesizing that it might also occur in the cytoskeletal structures of the microbes resident in the human brains. If the concept of the brain microbiota is integrated in a general Orch OR theory, its explanatory and predictive powers would be vastly increased.

Keywords

consciousness; microtubule; Orch OR; brain; microbiota; quantum entanglement

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Received: 23 July 2021
Commenter: Marco Ruggiero
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Following the comments of the Reviewer of the Journal of Neurology and Stroke, where the article had been submitted, the article was rewritten adding an entire paragraph explaining the tenets of the Orch OR theory and adding other considerations to the existing paragraphs. Amendments to style and grammar were also introduced.
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