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Prof. Vahid Salari

Prof. Vahid Salari

Assistant Professor


Department of Physical Chemistry
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao
E-mail: vahidsalari742(at)

Tel: (+34) 946015084

Research Interests:

Neuroscience and Brain Studies

Quantum Biomimetics

Quantum Microwave Communication and Sensing



  1. T. Esmaeilpour, et al. V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.), Experimental Investigation of Ultraweak Photon Emission from Murine Neural Stem Cells, Scientific Reports 10, 463, (2020)
  2. Z. Sherkatghanad, M. Akhondzadeh, S. Salari, M. Zomorodi, M. Abdar, R. Khosrowabadi, U.R. Acharya, and V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.), Automated Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Convolutional Neural Network, Frontiers in Neuroscience (Brain Imaging Methods),13, 1325 (2020).
  3. A. Jalalinejad, H. Bassereh, V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.), T. Ala-Nissila, A. Giacometti, Excitation Energy Transport with Noise and Disorder in a Model of Selectivity Filter in an Ion Channel. J. Phys. Cond. Matter, 30 415101 (2018)
  4. V. Salari, S. Barzanjeh, M. Cifra, C. Simon, F. Scholkmann, Z. Alirezaee, J. Tuszynski, Eelectromagnetic Fields and Optomechanics in Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment. Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition), 23, 1391-1406 (2018)
  5. V Salari, F Scholkmann, RLP Vimal, M. Aslani, I Bokkon, Phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and retinogeniculate projection: An explanatory framework based on endogenous ocular luminescence. Prog. Ret. Eye Res. 60, 101-119, (2017).
  6. H. Bassereh, V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.), F. Shahbazi, T. Ala-Nissila, Perfect Quantum Energy Transport via Single Edge Perturbation in a Complete Network, Eur. Phys. J. B, (90) 111,(2017)
  7. Tirandaz, F.T. Ghahramani, V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.). Validity Examination of the Dissipative Quantum Model of Olfaction. Scientific Reports, 7 (4432) (2017).
  8. S. Barzanjeh, V Salari, J. Tuszynski, C. Simon, Monitoring Microtubule Vibrations via Optomechanical Coupling, Phys. Rev. E, 96, 012404 (2017).
  9. V Salari, H. Naeij, A. Shafiee, Quantum Interference and Selectivity through Biological Ion Channels, Scientific Reports, 7, 41625, (2017).
  10. N Csaszar, F Scholkmann, V Salari, H Szoke, I Bokkon, Possible role of biochemiluminescent photons for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)-induced phosphenes and visual hallucinations. Rev. Neurosci., 28 (1), 77-86, (2017).
  11. V. Salari, I. Bokkon, R. Ghobadi, F. Scholkmann, J. Tuszynski The Relationship between Intelligence and Spectral Biophoton Emission: Correlation doesn’t Imply Causation, P. Nat. Acad. Sci., 113(38), E5540-E5541, (2016)
  12. V. Salari, F. Scholkmann, I. Bokkon, F. Shahbazi, J. Tuszynski, Retinal Discrete Dark Noise: Thermal Activation or Cellular Ultraweak Photon Emission? Plos One, 11(3), e0148336, (2016).
  13. I. Bokkon, F. Scholkmann, Salari, N. Csaszar, Gabor Kapocs. Endogenous spontaneous ultra-weak photon emission in the formation of eye-specific retinogeniculate projections before birth, Rev. Neurosc., 27 (4), 411-419 (2016).
  14. N. Csaszar, F. Scholkmann, V. Salari, I. Bokkon, Phosphene perception is due to ultra-weak photon emission produced in various parts of the visual system: glutamate in the focus, Rev. Neurosc., 27 (3), 291-299, (2016).
  15. V Salari, N Moradi, F Fazileh, F Shahbazi, Quantum Decoherence Timescales for Ionic Superposition States in Ion Channels, Phys. Rev. E. 91, 032704, (2015).
  16. H. Bassereh, V. Salari, F. Shahbazi, Noise Assisted Quantum Excitation Energy Transfer in a Toy Model of a Selectivity Filter Backbone in an Ion Channel, J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 27, 275102, (2015).
  17. V. Salari, M. Sajadi, H. Bassereh, V. Rezania, M. Alaei, J. Tuszynski, On the Classical Vibrational Coherence of Carbonyl Groups in the Selectivity Filter Backbone of KcsA Ion Channel, J. Integ. Neurosc., 14(2), 1-12, (2015).
  18. V. Salari, H. Valian, H. Bassereh, I. Bokkon, A. Barkhordari, Ultraweak Photon Emission in the Brain, J. Integ. Neurosc., 14 (3), 1-11, (2015).
  19. N. Moradi, F. Scholkmann, V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.), A study of quantum mechanical probabilities in the classical Hodgkin-Huxley model, J. Integ. Neurosc., 14(1), 1-17, (2015).
  20. F. Scholkmann, V. Salari, Additional evidence supporting the view of the neural signal as a propagating density pulse, Med. Hyp., 82 (2), 243 (2014).
  21. I. Bokkon, Salari, F Scholkmann, J Dai, F Grass, Interdisciplinary implications on autism, savantism, Asperger syndrome and the biophysical picture representation: Thinking in pictures, Cog. Sys. Res., 22, 67-77 (2013).
  22. Summhammer, V. Salari, G. Bernroider, A Quantum-Mechanical Description of Ion Motion within the Confining Potentials of Voltage Gated Ion Channels, J. Integ. Neurosc. 11, 2, 123-135 (2012).
  23. V. Salari, C. Brouder Comment on: Delayed luminescence in biological systems in terms of coherent states, Phys. Lett. A 375, 2531-2 (2011).
  24. I. Bokkon, R.L.P. Vimal, V. Salari, I. Antal, Ocular delayed bioluminescence as a possible source of negative afterimages, J. Photochem. Photobiol. B, 103, 192-199, (2011).
  25. M. Rahnama, J. Tuszynski, I. Bokkon, M. Cifra, P. Sardar, V. Salari*(Corr. Auth.). Emission of Mitochondrial Biophotons and their Effect on Electrical Activity of Membrane via Microtubules, J. Integ. Neurosc. 10, 1, 65-88 (2011).
  26. I. Bokkon, Salari, Information Storing by Biomagnetites, J. Biol. Phys. 36, 109120, (2010).
  27. I. Bokkon, Salari, J. Tuszynski, I. Antal, Estimation of the number of biophotons involved in the visual perception of a single object image, J. Photochem. Photobiol. B, 100, 160-166, (2010).