The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 229

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Kary Mullis and Massimo Pregnolato at the QPP 2014

photosynthesis, the sense of sight and the breaking of DNA through ultraviolet light, they are all quantum physical reactions. Many studies have shown that the physical phenomenon of "quantum tunneling" takes place in certain biological structures, for example in some proteins, where the transfer of electrons or protons occurs regularly among some amino acids. Quantum physics manifests itself in biological structures through quantum superposition, entanglement, information processing and wave-matter interactions; such phenomena are demonstrated by numerous experimental tests."

Above all, some brain structures are governed by quantum phenomena. Thus, "new paths towards a better understanding of neurobiology and psychopathology" are opened up. "