Orchestrated objective reduction


As I was doing some memetic innoculation for the forum, someone came up with a thoughtful response to one of the posts. Any info on Orch OR?

Orch OR has been around for quite a while. Here is a recent article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/epdf/10.1080/17588928.2020.1839037?needAccess=true
This is one of the quantum consciousness ideas. It proposes that quantum effects in microtubules in the brain are responsible for consciousness. Of the published research, I don’t recall anyone providing significant evidence to support the idea.

One point that most researchers and authors in quantum consciousness agree on is that the observed properties of consciousness cannot be explained without the action of quantum or quantum-like effects. As a note, quantum-like means something that looks quantum mechanical, but cannot yet be explained within our current understanding of quantum mechanics.

I don’t agree, that either consciousness how I understand it require quantum effects, or Orch Or theory could tell a lot about information processing of consciousness.
Because in my opinion, consciousness is system, which manages knowledge of second order.And which process existing data into thoughts(information, which is structured in internal language), which contains knowledge(they are useful to update prediction model). Most likely, that primitive models of consciousness could be implemented with classical algorithms.

However, I agree, that highly likely, that Orch Or might be one of primary mechanisms, which connects soul to human body. And that it’s used by human and mammal cognition.