As you know, I'm fascinated with the Centriole and other similar cylindrical protein structures (microtubules), and believe that they are quite likely to be a structure that has sufficient isolation to allow coherent interference (quantum) and thus act as as some type of processor. Following on from this I'm quite wedded to the idea that their architecture somehow reflects something vital about the nature of the reality I experience. 1. Cross section of the highly conserved centriole, showing excellent details of the 9 microtubule triplets. Stephen Wright recently mentioned Tononi's ideas on integrated information. I've heard of them before, but never actually read anything about them. So I thought I would grab one of his papers "The Geometry of Integrated Information", and although I was somewhat mystified with the maths, the diagrams illustrating degrees of freedom hit a chord with me (see below). 2. Tononi's geometry of integrated information (showing degrees of freedom as a quadrant). Anyway, they've been going round and round in my head for the last week or so... and I've since become interested in another idea about these cylindrical protein structures, which I think fits rather nicely with my earlier ideas about the internal--->body<---external all being different perceptions of the same thing.... It sounds rather obvious, but I suddenly realised that a cylindrical structure has both an 'inside', and an 'outside'. In the case of microtubules, the space inside them is very small, and the space outside of them is massive. Here's a quick picture to illustrate the point... 3. Microtubules, like any small cylindrical structure, have a very small internal space, and a massive external space.