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Spatial-Temporal Quantitative Global Energy Differences between the Living and Dead Human Brain

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DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2016.612043    1,038 Downloads   1,471 Views


The dynamic differences between a living human brain and a clinically dead (fixed) human brain were measured over international Quantitative Electroencephalographic (QEEG) sites for 1 Hz increments between 1 Hz and 50 Hz. Although the expected greater power (μV2Hz1) for the living brain was apparent, the difference was particularly obvious for theta and low beta bands. The integrated square root values over the entire band indicated the difference in intrinsic charge-based energy between the living (higher) and dead brain was ~21023 J. This quantity is remarkably proximal to the Cosmic Background Microwave value and would be consistent with the Hameroff-Penrose definition of consciousness that suggests a permeating presence derived from discrete physical events. A power value obtained by multiplying this increment of energy by the frequency of the universal hydrogen line resulted in ~1012 Wm2 when applied to the surface area of the human cerebrum. This value is the median flux density that has been measured from human brains during cognition and defines the ultra-weak photon emissions displayed by cells, tissue, and organisms. These results suggest that modern technology may now be sufficiently precise to discern the critical parameters that differentiate the living brain from the fixed “dead” brain. This information might be useful for future designs of virtual consciousness and simulations within cerebral space.

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Rouleau, N. and Persinger, M. (2016) Spatial-Temporal Quantitative Global Energy Differences between the Living and Dead Human Brain. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 6, 475-484. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2016.612043.

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