Quantum information theoretic approach to the mind-brain problem.

  title={Quantum information theoretic approach to the mind-brain problem.},
  author={Danko D. Georgiev},
  journal={Progress in biophysics and molecular biology},
  • Danko D. Georgiev
  • Published 18 August 2020
  • Physics
  • Progress in biophysics and molecular biology

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