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Is there a working hypothesis on how consciousness arises?

I know that many debatable theories have been proposed, such as consciousness arising from matter (highly unlikely) and matter arising from consciousness (still debated) but has any quantum physicist proposed a working hypothesis yet?
Sorry I should have been clearer. I mean consciousness at the level of a human, not individual elements or at the cellular level so disregard bacteria etc.

I want to know if there has been a working hypothesis proposed yet, not what it is just where to find it and who came up with it.

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There’s no evidence (yet) the brain works on a quantum level — but yes, Roger Penrose has a theory about quantum consciousness. He wrote several books about it, I’d suggest starting with this “Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness.”

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Mind-Missing-Science-Consciousness/dp/0195106466/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1303219560&sr=8-2

Interesting interview with Penrose:

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/sep/06-discover-interview-roger-penrose-says-physics-is-wrong-string-theory-quantum-mechanics

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it arises from the electrical activity in your BRAIN

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Water – a substance that extinguishes fire “arising from” hydrogen – highly combustible – and oxygen – required for combustion… highly unlikely? Certainly not foreseeable by any law of physics.
What are your grounds for asserting that conciousness emerging from matter is highly unlikely?

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Well, for us humans, it’s rather simple.

Life experienced by humans is a mental construct.

If you can conceive of this basic premise, then everything you experience in life as a human, be that consciousness, (awake) or sub-consciousness, (dreaming, REM stage of sleep) becomes a cogent frame of reference for the most basic of human consciousness.