Cardiac pulsation evokes long-range quantum coherence in the conscious brain
We report long-range zero quantum coherence (ZQC) in 40 volunteers, which were repeatedly evoked by the incoming blood pulse. They were observable for periods of 150-400ms if and only if the volunteer was awake. This direct link to blood pulse and wakefulness suggests that the underlying mechanism of the ZQC is a necessity for consciousness. We show that the ZQC generation by the cardiac pulse is inconsistent with Landau's concept of symmetry-breaking matter. However, the ZQC is compatible with the assumption that its underlying mechanism is a non-local topological entanglement arising from a topological ordered phase transition. Then, topological defects, which exist in biology in numerous ways, can be linked to computing and with that to consciousness.