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Quantum Boundaries of Life - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128226391, 9780128226162

Quantum Boundaries of Life, Volume 82

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Roman Poznanski Erkki Brandas
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128226391
eBook ISBN: 9780128226162
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th November 2020
Page Count: 396
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Table of Contents

1. Is life quantum Darwinian?

Erkki J. Brändas and Roman R. Poznanski

2. Quantum considerations of neural memory

Gerard Marx and Chaim Gilon

3. Functional neural electron transport

Christopher John Rourk

4. Ion plasmon collective oscillations underlying saltatory conduction in myelinated axons and topological-homotopy concept of memory

Witold A. Jacak and Janusz E. Jacak

5. Non-equilibrium quantum brain dynamics

Akihiro Nishiyama, Shigenori Tanaka and Jack A. Tuszynski

6. Quantum protein folding

Liaofu Luo and Jun Lv

7. Classical-quantum interfaces in living neural tissue supporting conscious functions

Alfredo Pereira Jr.

8. Quantum transport and utilization of free energy in protein α-helices

Danko D. Georgiev and James F. Glazebrook 

9. Panexperiential materialism: A physical exploration of qualitativeness in the brain

Roman R. Poznanski and Erkki J. Brändas


Quantum Boundaries of Life, Volume 82 in the Advances in Quantum Chemistry series, presents current topics in this rapidly developing field that have emerged at the cross section of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Topics covered include Quantum Considerations of Neural Memory, Functional Neural Electron Transport, Plasmon-polariton mechanism of the saltatory conduction in myelinated axons, Quantum Field Theory Formulation of Brain Dynamics: Nonequilibrium, Multi Field Theory Formulation of Brain Dynamics, Quantum Protein Folding, Classical-Quantum Interplay in Living Neural Tissue Function, Quantum Effects in Life Dynamics, Quantum transport and utilization of free energy in protein α-helices, and much more.

The book’s message is simple. Mystics prefer to put consciousness in the cosmos to avoid Darwinism. If the seat of consciousness is found to evolve within all animals, then we have a Darwinian understanding not only of the origin of life and species according to natural selection but also concerning consciousness and, in particular, life being quantum Darwinian.

Key Features

  • Presents surveys of current topics in this rapidly-developing field that has emerged at the cross section of the historically established areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology
  • Features detailed reviews written by leading international researchers


Research students, young professional scientists and established theoretical chemists and physicists


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Roman Poznanski

Roman Poznanski

Roman R. Poznański is a distinguished mathematical neuroscientist and research professor in theoretical studies on the brain. As a prolific writer, he has edited several contemporary books: Biophysical Neural Networks (2001), Modeling in the Neurosciences (1999, 2005), Biophysics of Consciousness (2017), and co-authored Mathematical Neuroscience (2014).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Erkki Brandas

Erkki Brandas

Erkki Brändas was born in Tampere, Finland in July1940 and was, as a Finnish war child, transported to Sweden in February 1942, finally adopted by his Swedish parents and given Swedish citizenship in 1947. He received his FL (PhD) in 1969 and Doctor of Philosophy (habilitation) in 1972, both at Uppsala University. Except for guest professorships in USA, Germany, Israel, he spent his professional career in Uppsala employed as Assistant- Associate- and Full Professor from 1975 until retirement in 2007. In addition to serving as chairman of the department of Quantum Chemistry, he was appointed Executive Director of the Uppsala Graduate School Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement supervising the doctoral education of 35 PhD’s from 1997-2007. He has served on various international scientific and editorial boards, e.g. Wiley, Elsevier and Springer including the service as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Series Editor of the Advances in Quantum Chemistry. He is the current President of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics, since 15 years, chairing a variety of international congresses and other numerous meetings, schools and workshops. He has published over 260 articles and edited more than 50 books on fundamental theoretical chemical physics from research on atoms, molecules and solid-state physics to complex enough systems in biology – from the microscopic realm to the cosmological rank.

Affiliations and Expertise

Uppsala University, Sweden