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Quantum Approaches to Consciousness

  title={Quantum Approaches to Consciousness},
  author={Harald Atmanspacher},
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Entanglement and Phase-Mediated Correlations in Quantum Field Theory. Application to Brain-Mind States

The entanglement phenomenon plays a central role in quantum optics and in basic aspects of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. We review the dissipative quantum model of brain and the role of

Quantum mechanics, emergence, and decisions

This is a contribution to a symposium to be published in Mind and Society based on a presentation and discussions at the workshop Physics and Decisions: An Exploration (Humboldt University, Berlin,

Generalized Quantum Theory, Contextual Emergence and Non-Hierarchic Alternatives

The concept of emergence is critically analyzed in particular with respect to the assumed emergence of mental properties from a neuronal basis. We argue that so-called contextual emergence is needed

(1 + 1 = 2) — A quantum model of neurobiology and cognition

  • Wen-Ran Zhang
  • Biology, Philosophy
    2017 IEEE 16th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC)
  • 2017
It is shown that the new model can bridge the gap of quantum mind and cognition with logically definable quantum superposition and entanglement to form an equilibrium-based paradigm of information conservational neuroscience.

Complementary Observables and Non-Boolean Logic Outside Quantum Physics

The concept of complementarity in combination with a non-Boolean calculus of propositions refers to a pivotal feature of quantum systems which has long been regarded as a key to their distinction

A minimalist's view of quantum mechanics

We analyse a proposition which considers quantum theory as a mere tool for calculating probabilities for sequences of outcomes of observations made by an Observer, who him/herself remains outside the

Quantum brain-time matrix — The correlation between brain-mind-time with quantum spin and quantum entanglement: Quantum computation of the brain and representation as a matrix

The relation between Brain or Mind and Consciousness is unknown for quite a while. Several Theories and Compositions have been made by Neurologists all over the Globe; still, the relation is still

Standard quantum mechanics without observers

The Projection Postulate from Standard Quantum Mechanics relies fundamentally on measuring devices. But measuring devices should emerge from the theory, rather than being part of its fundamental

The Code-Theoretic Axiom: The Third Ontology

  • K. Irwin
  • Philosophy
    Reports in Advances of Physical Sciences
  • 2019
It is suggested that freewill choices at the syntactically-free steps of a geometric language of spacetime form the code-theoretic substrate upon which particle and gravitational physics emerge.



Zeno's paradox in quantum theory

A quantum-theoretic expression is sought for the probability that an unstable particle prepared initially in a well-defined state will be found to decay sometime during a given interval. It is argued

Attention, Intention, and Will in Quantum Physics

A detailed argument given here shows why it is necessary to use the morebasic principles of quantum physics, which bring the observer into theynamics, rather than to accept classical precepts that are profoundly incorrect precisely at the crucial point of the role of humanconsciousness in the dynamics of human brains.

A new theory of the relationship of mind and matter.

The relationship of mind and matter is approached in a new way in this article. This approach is based on the causal interpretation of the quantum theory, in which an electron, for example, is

The mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics

Classical mechanics was first envisaged by Newton, formed into a powerful tool by Euler, and brought to perfection by Lagrange and Laplace. It has served as the paradigm of science ever since. Even

Physics and Philosophy

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THE paradox of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen [1] was advanced as an argument that quantum mechanics could not be a complete theory but should be supplemented by additional variables. These additional

Mixed-system brain dynamics: Neural memory as a macroscopic ordered state

The paper reviews the current situation regarding a new theory of brain dynamics put forward by the authors in an earlier publication. Motivation for the theory is discussed in terms of two issues:

Quantum computation in brain microtubules: decoherence and biological feasibility.

Critically examine the decoherence mechanisms likely to dominate in a biological setting and find that Tegmark's commentary is not aimed at an existing model in the literature but rather at a hybrid that replaces the superposed protein conformations of the orch.

Shadows of the Mind

This book attempts to take a firm grip on a corner of the slippery issue of consciousness. It is directly related to Roger Penrose's earlier, hugely successful work, The Emperor's New Mind. Although

The Principles of Psychology

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