http://phys.org/news/2014-01-discovery-quantum-vibrations-microtubules-corroborates.html A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons. The recent discovery of quantum vibrations in "microtubules" inside brain neurons corroborates this theory, according to review authors Stuart Hameroff and Sir Roger Penrose. They suggest that EEG rhythms (brain waves) also derive from deeper level microtubule vibrations, and that from a practical standpoint, treating brain microtubule vibrations could benefit a host of mental, neurological, and cognitive conditions. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-discovery-quantum-vibrations-microtubules-corroborates.html#jCp ------------- While science still thinks of consciousness as originating in the brain, I think the fact that it is mediated by quantum level phenomena support the theory that the brain expresses consciousness, but that consciousness itself has it origin "elsewhere" outside the physical realm. Just as a television displays images that have their origin outside the TV set itself. Once it can be established, scientifically, that consciousness does not originate in the physical brain then the continuity of consciousness, and its transmigration from body to body, incarnation to incarnation, becomes an inevitable consequence.