An integration of integrated information theory with fundamental physics

  title={An integration of integrated information theory with fundamental physics},
  author={Adam B. Barrett},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • A. Barrett
  • Published 4 February 2014
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Psychology
To truly eliminate Cartesian ghosts from the science of consciousness, we must describe consciousness as an aspect of the physical. Integrated Information Theory states that consciousness arises from intrinsic information generated by dynamical systems; however existing formulations of this theory are not applicable to standard models of fundamental physical entities. Modern physics has shown that fields are fundamental entities, and in particular that the electromagnetic field is fundamental… 

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