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A Quantum Psychopathological Account of Anorexia Nervosa

Posted by a.marlow on May 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM

To those regular readers who have noticed a sizeable reduction in output recently, I apologise. However, there is good reason: I have spent the last few months working on a research paper recently published in the academic journal Neuroquantology entitled "A Quantum Pyschopathological Account of Anorexia Nervosa", which is free to read online or download as a pdf if you click on the link.he basic thesis takes recent theoretical work on the potential link between quantum physics and the brain, and applies it to the specific case of anorexia nervosa. I invite you to give it a critical read-through and share your thoughts with me. I hope you find it interesting and helpful.


This last weekend, I was in Palermo, Sicily, delivering a talk based on this article to an assembled multidisciplinary crowd of psychologists, physicists and others who had assembled for a two day conference on the topic of "Quantum Paradigms of Psychopathology". I shan't bore you with details, except to say that current research into the role of neuronal microtubules as a possible site of quantum computation within the brain is flying ahead apace, with particularly interesting evidence submitted regarding the way in which certain microtubular structures closely resemble certain plant structures used in photosynthesis that are now known to exhibit effects best explicable by quantum mechanics. If these developments bear fruit, then the account of the unconscious quantum logic that I present in the Neuroquantology article linked above might represent a valid and crucial step forward in understanding the neuronal basis of anorexia nervosa.

Categories: quantum, psychoanalysis, neuropsychology

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