the quantum phsyics of smell

Luca Turin, the emperor of scent, a biophysicist at University College Longon proposed in the 1990s that “…olfactory receptors respond not to the shape of the molecules but to their vibrations. [The theory provides] a detailed and plausible mechanism for biological transduction of molecular vibrations: inelastic electron tunnelling.” Recent findings suggest he might be correct. […]

Pain, the brain & the mirror box

Notes of an Anesthesioboist So I realised that what’s going on here is when you amputate the arm, the part of the cortex of the brain corresponding to the hand is not receiving any signals because you’ve removed the hand. So it’s hungry for sensory input. So what happens is the sensory input from the […]