Quantum Approaches to Consciousness

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    • Published: 09-23-2015 07:01 am
    • "It is widely accepted that consciousness or, more generally, mental activity is in some way correlated to the behavior of the material brain. Since quantum theory is the most fundamental theory of matter that is currently available, it is a legitimate question to ask whether quantum theory can help us to understand consciousness. Several programmatic approaches answering this question affirmatively, proposed in recent decades, will be surveyed. It will be pointed out that they make different epistemological assumptions, refer to different neurophysiological levels of description, and use quantum theory in different ways. For each of the approaches discussed, problematic and promising features will be equally highlighted."

      http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-consciousness/

      Need to read this sometime when I have nothing better to do.
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