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Any thoughts? Could intraneuronal water activity stimulate synaptic exocytosis in endocrine cells of the hypothalamus?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12080110
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1501762


 

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There is no question that water is necessary for proper brain function, and these articles point to some specific mechanisms that require water. But nowhere do I see any hint that the water itself is the "source" of consciousness...
 

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There is no question that water is necessary for proper brain function, and these articles point to some specific mechanisms that require water. But nowhere do I see any hint that the water itself is the "source" of consciousness...

I was thinking the vibrational spectrum of water activity may induce electromagnetic resonance in microtubules.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23567633
 

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The very first phrase in the abstract of the paper liked in your last post is:

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Microtubule nanotubes are found in every living eukaryotic cells (sic)

If these microtubules are found in every cell in our body, and every cell in every multicellular organism (including plants and fungi) how likely is it that these structures are responsible for consciousness?
 

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If these microtubules are found in every cell in our body, and every cell in every multicellular organism (including plants and fungi) how likely is it that these structures are responsible for consciousness?

I believe it is possible that water and microtubules interactions have evolved in living organisms as what we call "protoconsciousness". Thus the self-organization of microtubules dynamics may require an atomic water channel to induce synaptic exocytosis and orchestrate coherent quantum oscillations of synaptic and neural activity. 
 

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