DOI: 10.14704/nq.2019.17.8.2778

The Issue of Depression and the Quantum Consciousness - Remembering a Fabulous Day

Massimo Cocchi, Lucio Tonello, Fabio Gabrielli


This letter is not a classic scientific work, but a cavalcade of memories that recall the long road of a research pathway on the relationship between psychopathology, brain and consciousness.
Extraordinary things happened during this journey. Discussions with Kary Mullis, meetings with world-renowned scientists such as Stuart Hameroff, Mark Rasenick, Mario Tiengo and others.
With them, a field of comparison has opened on the fascinating theme of consciousness in its relations with molecular aspects. The state of consciousness in a biochemical reading that, based on acquired experimental data, seems to intersect with the quantum dynamics that try to explain it.
This letter is addressed to all psychiatrists who face a difficult contact with the human mind every day.

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