Emission of mitochondrial biophotons and their effect on electrical activity of membrane via microtubules

Author: 1,2,3 Majid Rahnama, 4,5 Jack A. Tuszynski, 6 István Bókkon, 7,8 Michal Cifra, 1 Peyman Sardar, 1,2,3 Vahid Salari
1 Department of Physics, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran 2 Kerman Neuroscience Research Center (KNRC), Kerman, Iran 3 Afzal Research Institute, Kerman, Iran 4 Department of Experimental Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, Canada 5 Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, T6G 2J1, Canada 6 Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Semmelweis University, Hungary 7 Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic 8 Department of Electromagnetic Field, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference/Journal: Journal of Integrative Neurosciences
Date published: 2011
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 65-88 , Word Count: 123

In this paper we argue that, in addition to electrical and chemical signals propagating in the neurons of the brain, signal propagation takes place in the form of biophoton production. This statement is supported by recent experimental confirmation of photon guiding properties of a single neuron. We have investigated the interaction of mitochondrial biophotons with microtubules from a quantum mechanical point of view. Our theoretical analysis indicates that the interaction of biophotons and microtubules causes transitions/fluctuations of microtubules between coherent and incoherent states. A significant relationship between the fluctuation function of microtubules and alpha-EEG diagrams is elaborated on in this paper. We argue that the role of biophotons in the brain merits special attention.

full text: Full .pdf: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1012.3371