This study evaluates individual differences in hypnotizability as reflected in waking-state hemispheric engagement during recollection of 3 positively and 3 negatively valenced personal life events. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Maudsley Personality Inventory, Tellegen Absorption Scale and Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (Form A) were… (More)
Quantum noise, entanglement and chaos in the quantum field theory of mind/brain states Abstract We review the dissipative quantum model of brain and present recent developments related with the rôle of entanglement, quantum noise and chaos in the model.
Quantum noise induced entanglement and chaos in the dissipative quantum model of brain Abstract We discuss some features of the dissipative quantum model of brain in the frame of the formalism of quantum dissipation. Such a formalism is based on the doubling of the system degrees of freedom. We show that the doubled modes account for the quantum noise in… (More)
Inspired by the dissipative quantum model of brain, we model the states of neural nets in terms of collective modes by the help of the formalism of Quantum Field Theory. We exhibit an explicit neural net model which allows to memorize a sequence of several informations without reciprocal destructive interference, namely we solve the overprinting problem in… (More)
We show that particular features of prosopagnosic impairment can be simulated by a connectionist model trained with an unsupervised learning procedure. In particular we describe a Kohonen's neural network which is able to correctly recognize and categorize a series of digitized pictures of faces when learning is characterized by certain parameter values,… (More)
At present the expression 'Majorana oscillator' does not appear to be in use in theoretical physics. However, the author of this paper heard it in the Seventies, during private conversations with the late Prof. B.Touschek. This little contribution tries to explore the possible meanings of this expression and introduces a new field equation, generalizing the… (More)
Right brain damaged patients affected by contralesional object-centred neglect are able to process all objects around them but systematically omit the left part of these objects. We show that pure object-centred neglect can be simulated by a basis function neural network in which the activity of units allowing head-centred coding of space is based on the… (More)
The aim of this editorial is to briefly introduce some papers of different nature presented by the contributors to the special issue on " Second Generation General System Theory ". These contributions have been focused on the need for building a post-Bertalanffy Systemics, based on new problems, representations, and approaches to complexity. Furthermore,… (More)