[ExI] Josephson Brains was Re: Is the brain a digital computer?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Feb 25 07:05:36 UTC 2010

On 2/24/2010 11:19 PM, The Avantguardian wrote:

> I see how Josephson junctions do act a lot like biological neurons. But there are also other features of JJs that are "value added". One thing that springs to mind is that Josephson junctions are also used in super-conducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDS) because they are extraordinarily sensitive to minute magnetic fields. SQUIDS can even measure the tiny magnetic fields produced by biological brains. The implications of this ability are quite interesting. Artificial brains that could detect or perhaps even read the thoughts of other brains might be possible. Kind of like built- in ESP.

Of course Josephson himself accepts the reality of pre-installed human ESP.

Damien Broderick

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