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  1. Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert & Liane Gabora, Intrinsic Contextuality as the Crux of Consciousness.
    A stream of conscious experience is extremely contextual; it is impacted by sensory stimuli, drives and emotions, and the web of associations that link, directly or indirectly, the subject of experience to other elements of the individual's worldview. The contextuality of one's conscious experience both enhances and constrains the contextuality of one's behavior. Since we cannot know first-hand the conscious experience of another, it is by way of behavioral contextuality that we make judgements about whether or not, and to what (...)
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  2. Fernando Lopez Aguilar (2008). Quantum Neurology: A Key Within Physics Toward the Knowledge of the Consciousness? Pensamiento 64 (242):693-713.
  3. Marcus Arvan (2013). A New Theory of Free Will. Philosophical Forum 44 (1):1-48.
    This paper shows that several live philosophical and scientific hypotheses – including the holographic principle and multiverse theory in quantum physics, and eternalism and mind-body dualism in philosophy – jointly imply an audacious new theory of free will. This new theory, "Libertarian Compatibilism", holds that the physical world is an eternally existing array of two-dimensional information – a vast number of possible pasts, presents, and futures – and the mind a nonphysical entity or set of properties that "read" that physical (...)
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  4. Harald Atmanspacher (2013). At Home in the Quantum World. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (3):276 - 277.
    One among many misleading quotations about the alleged mysteries of quantum theory is from Feynman (1965): Today we know that quantum theory describes many aspects of our world in a fully intelligible fashion. Pothos & Busemeyer (P&B) propose ways in which this may include psychology and cognitive science.
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  5. Samuel Avery (1995). The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness: A Physical Basis for Immaterialism. Compari.
    Written for both the layman and the professional, this may be the long-awaited revolution in physical science.
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  6. Jeffrey A. Barrett (1995). The Single-Mind and Many-Minds Versions of Quantum Mechanics. Erkenntnis 42 (1):89 - 105.
    There is a long tradition of trying to find a satisfactory interpretation of Everett's relative-state formulation of quantum mechanics. Albert and Loewer recently described two new ways of reading Everett: one we will call the single-mind theory and the other the many-minds theory. I will briefly describe these theories and present some of their merits and problems. Since both are no-collapse theories, a significant merit is that they can take advantage of certain properties of the linear dynamics, which Everett (...)
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  7. Imants Baruss (2010). Beyond Scientific Materialism: Toward a Transcendent Theory of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (7-8):7-8.
    Analysis of the social-cognitive substrate of scientific activity reveals that much of science functions in an inauthentic mode whereby a materialist world view constrains the authentic practice of science. But materialism cannot explain matter, as evidenced by empirical data concerning the nature of physical manifestation. Nor, then, should materialism be the basis for our interpretation of consciousness. It is time to move beyond scientific materialism and develop transcendent theories of consciousness. Such theories should minimally meet the following criteria: they should (...)
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  8. James D. Bastable (1978). Mechanics of the Mind. Philosophical Studies 26:232-234.
  9. William Bechtel (2009). Looking Down, Around, and Up: Mechanistic Explanation in Psychology. Philosophical Psychology 22 (5):543-564.
    Accounts of mechanistic explanation have emphasized the importance of looking down—decomposing a mechanism into its parts and operations. Using research on visual processing as an exemplar, I illustrate how productive such research has been. But once multiple components of a mechanism have been identified, researchers also need to figure out how it is organized—they must look around and determine how to recompose the mechanism. Although researchers often begin by trying to recompose the mechanism in terms of sequential operations, they frequently (...)
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  10. Manuel Bejar Gallego (2011). The Bohm-Penrose-Hameroff Model for Consciousness and Free Will Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidences. Pensamiento 67 (254):661-674.
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  11. Sergio Benvenuto (2005). Simplistic Complexity: A Discussion on Psychoanalysis and Chaos Theory. World Futures 61 (3):181 – 187.
    Using a couple of Paul Watzlawick's clinical cases as a starting point, the author shows how prescriptive behavioral strategies do not produce predictable effects: the theory of (nonlinear) complex systems prevents us from establishing a precise connection between a so-called psychotherapeutic act and what we consider therapeutic effects. It is precisely the consideration of the "Lorenz attractors" that thus brings us to reconsider the long psychoanalytic work as the condition for a general structural change of subjectivity: the result of this (...)
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  12. Dick Bierman (2001). On the Nature of Anamalous Phenomena: Another Reality Between the World of Subjective Consciousness and the Objective World of Physics? In P. Loockvane (ed.), The Physical Nature of Consciousness. John Benjamins. 29--269.
  13. Michel Bitbol, Consciousness, Situations, and the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics.
    There are two versions of the putative connection between consciousness and the measurement problem of quantum mechanics : consciousness as the cause of state vector reduction, and state vector reduction as the physical basis of consciousness. In this article, these controversial ideas are neither accepted uncritically, nor rejected from the outset in the name of some prejudice about objective knowledge. Instead, their origin is sought in our most cherished (but disputable) beliefs about the place of mind and consciousness in the (...)
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  14. Simon W. Blackburn (1991). Losing Your Mind: Physics, Identity, and Folk Burglar Prevention. In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. 196.
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  15. David Bohm (1990). A New Theory of the Relationship of Mind and Matter. Philosophical Psychology 3 (2 & 3):271 – 286.
    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 regarded as an inseparable union of a particle and afield. This field has, however, some new properties that can be seen to be the main sources of the differences between the quantum theory and the classical (Newtonian) theory. These new properties suggest that the field may be (...)
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  16. Selmer Bringsjord & Alexander Bringsjord (2012). Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind. Philosophical Psychology 25 (2):301-305.
    Philosophical Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-5, Ahead of Print.
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  17. Joseph Bryan (1974). Microtubules. BioScience 24 (12):701-711.
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  18. Jean E. Burns (2002). Quantum Fluctuations and the Action of the Mind. Noetic Journal 3 (4):312-317.
    It is shown that if mental influence can change a position or momentum coordinate within the limits of the uncertainty principle, such change, when magnified by a single interaction, is sufficient to order the direction of traveling molecules. Mental influence could initiate an action potential in the brain through this process by using the impact of ordered molecules to open the gates of sodium channels in neuronal membranes. It is shown that about 80 ordered molecules, traveling at thermal velocity in (...)
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  19. Anthony Chemero & Michael T. Turvey (2011). Philosophy for the Rest of Cognitive Science. Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):425-437.
    Cognitive science has always included multiple methodologies and theoretical commitments. The philosophy of cognitive science should embrace, or at least acknowledge, this diversity. Bechtel's (2009a) proposed philosophy of cognitive science, however, applies only to representationalist and mechanist cognitive science, ignoring the substantial minority of dynamically-oriented cognitive scientists. As an example of non-representational, dynamical cognitive science, we describe strong anticipation as a model for circadian systems (Stepp and Turvey 2009). We then propose a philosophy of science appropriate to non-representational, dynamical cognitive (...)
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  20. Keith A. Choquette (2007). Process, Quantum Coherence, and the Stream of Consciousness. Journal of Mind and Behavior 28 (3-4):203-232.
    Process philosophy has emerged as an approach to consciousness within contemporary science although re-consideration of Whitehead and James clearly contrasts with twentieth century materialism. In spite of controversy a number of researchers have described the concept of quantum coherence within living organisms that provides the basis of new process oriented theories. Among these researchers are Penrose and Hameroff who suggest that quantum gravity yields coherent processes fundamental to the idea of consciousness. Pribram emphasizes holographic processes in the brain that give (...)
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  21. Andy Clark, Michael Lockwood & Roger Penrose (1990). The Stuff of ConsciousnessMind, Brain and the Quantum.The Emperor's New Mind. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):509.
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  22. Chris Clarke (2007). The Role of Quantum Physics in the Theory of Subjective Consciousness. Mind and Matter 5 (1):45-81.
    I argue that a dual-aspect theory of consciousness, associated with a particular class of quantum states, can provide a consistent account of consciousness. I illustrate this with the use of coherent states as this class. The proposal meets Chalmers 'requirements of allowing a structural correspondence between consciousness and its physical correlate. It provides a means for consciousness to have an effect on the world in a way that supplements and completes conventional physics, rather than interfering with it. I draw on (...)
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  23. Christopher J. S. Clarke (2005). The Sense of Being Stared At: Its Relevance to the Physics of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (6):78-82.
  24. Philip Clayton (2004). Mind and Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
    Strong claims have been made for emergence as a new paradigm for understanding science, consciousness, and religion. Tracing the past history and current definitions of the concept, Clayton assesses the case for emergent phenomena in the natural world and their significance for philosophy and theology. Complex emergent phenomena require irreducible levels of explanation in physics, chemistry and biology. This pattern of emergence suggests a new approach to the problem of consciousness, which is neither reducible to brain states nor proof of (...)
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  25. John B. Cobb & David Ray Griffin (eds.) (1977). Mind in Nature. University Press of America.
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  26. Antonella Corradini & Uwe Meixner (2014). Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind: New Essays on the Mind-Body Relation in Quantum-Theoretical Perspective. De Gruyter.
  27. Avinash De Sousa (2013). Towards an Integrative Theory of Consciousness: Part 2 (An Anthology of Various Other Models). Mens Sana Monographs 11 (1):151.
    The study of consciousness has today moved beyond neurobiology and cognitive models. In the past few years, there has been a surge of research into various newer areas. The present article looks at the non-neurobiological and non-cognitive theories regarding this complex phenomenon, especially ones that self-psychology, self-theory, artificial intelligence, quantum physics, visual cognitive science and philosophy have to offer. Self-psychology has proposed the need to understand the self and its development, and the ramifications of the self for morality and empathy, (...)
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  28. Daniel C. Dennett, "Quantum Incoherence," Review of A. G. Cairns-Smith, Evolving the Mind: On the Nature of Matter and the Origin of Consciousness.
    After decades of persistent work by researchers in many fields, building foundations and patiently filling in details, the gigantic jigsaw puzzle of consciousness is beginning to come into focus. As large assemblies fall into place with a gratifying convergence of details drawn from different disciplines, the pace is quickening. Everybody wants to be in on the delicious task of describing what the Big Picture is going to look like, predicting the outlines before the mopping (...)
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  29. Kingsley L. Dennis (2011). Quantum Consciousness: Reconciling Science and Spirituality Toward Our Evolutionary Future(S). World Futures 66 (7):511-524.
  30. Barbara Dewey (1993). Consciousness and Quantum Behavior: The Theory of Laminated Spacetime Re-Examined. Bartholomew Books.
  31. Matthew Donald, Quantum Theory and the Brain.
    A human brain operates as a pattern of switching. An abstract definition of a quantum mechanical switch is given which allows for the continual random fluctuations in the warm wet environment of the brain. Among several switch-like entities in the brain, we choose to focus on the sodium channel proteins. After explaining what these are, we analyse the ways in which our definition of a quantum switch can be satisfied by portions of such proteins. We calculate the perturbing effects of (...)
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  32. Matthew Donald (2001). A Review Of The Physics Of Consciousness By Evan Harris Walker. [REVIEW] Psyche 7.
    At least three books struggle to emerge from this volume. One book, at the level of popular science, leads us through the development of physics, from Newton's laws to Bell's inequalities, in order to argue for the relevance of consciousness to the understanding of quantum theory. This is followed by a sketch of an interpretation of quantum mechanics. Interwoven with both is a memoir of Walker's teenage girlfriend, who died of Hodgkin's disease nearly fifty years ago. The theme which holds (...)
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  33. D. M. Dubois (1992). The Hyperincursive Fractal Machine as a Quantum Holographic Brain. Communication and Cognition-Artificial Intelligence 9 (4):335-372.
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  34. Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov & Janne V. Kujala (2013). Beyond Quantum Probability: Another Formalism Shared by Quantum Physics and Psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (3):283 - 284.
    There is another meeting place for quantum physics and psychology, both within and outside of cognitive modeling. In physics it is known as the issue of classical (probabilistic) determinism, and in psychology it is known as the issue of selective influences. The formalisms independently developed in the two areas for dealing with these issues turn out to be identical, opening ways for mutually beneficial interactions.
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  35. Joseph E. Earley (1991). Mind, Brain and the Quantum. Review of Metaphysics 44 (4):851-852.
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  36. Avshalom C. Elitzur (1994). Zeman Ve-Toda Ah Tehiyot Hadashot Al Hidot Atikot. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  37. R. D. Ellis (2004). Globus, G.(2003). Quantum Closures and Disclosures: Thinking-Together Postphenomenology and Quantum Brain Dynamics. Erdenheim. [REVIEW] Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 35 (1):142-146.
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  38. J. F. (1972). The Mechanics of the Mind. Review of Metaphysics 26 (1):162-164.
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  39. Roger Fellows (1992). Mind, Brain and the Quantum. Philosophical Books 33 (1):38-39.
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  40. Liane Gabora (1999). Microtubules, Anesthetics, and Quantum Consciousness:An Interview with Stuart Hameroff. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 4 (2):205-223.
  41. Mr Shan Gao (2002). A Quantum Method to Test the Existence of Consciousness. Philosophical Explorations.
    As we know, "Who can be said to be a conscious being?" is one of the hard problems in present science, and no method has been found to strictly differentiate the conscious being from the being without consciousness or usual matter. In this short paper, we present a strict physical method based on revised quantum dynamics to test the existence of consciousness, and the principle is to use the distinguishability of nonorthogonal single states. We demonstrate that although the dynamical collapse (...)
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  42. Shan Gao (2008). A Quantum Theory of Consciousness. Minds and Machines 18 (1):39-52.
    The relationship between quantum collapse and consciousness is reconsidered under the assumption that quantum collapse is an objective dynamical process. We argue that the conscious observer can have a distinct role from the physical measuring device during the process of quantum collapse owing to the intrinsic nature of consciousness; the conscious observer can know whether he is in a definite state or a quantum superposition of definite states, while the physical measuring device cannot “know”. As a result, the consciousness observer (...)
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  43. Shan Gao (2004). A Possible Connection Between Quantum and Self-Consciousness. Axiomathes: An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems 14 (4):295-305.
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  44. Shan Gao (2003). A Possible Quantum Basis of Panpsychism. Cogprints.
    We show that consciousness may violate the basic quantum principle, according to which the nonorthogonal quantum states can't be distinguished. This implies that the physical world is not causally closed without consciousness, and consciousness is a fundamental property of matter, thus provides a possible quantum basis for panpsychism.
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  45. Carl Gillett (2011). Multiply Realizing Scientific Properties and Their Instances. Philosophical Psychology 24 (6):727-738.
    Thomas Polger and Lawrence Shapiro (or P&S) have recently (2008) criticized ?causal-mechanist? views of realization that dominate research in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics of science. P&S offer the internal criticism that any account of realization focusing upon property instances, as views of causal-mechanist realization routinely do, must lead to incoherence about multiple realization. P&S's argument highlights important issues about property instances that have recently been neglected, as well as raising a challenge to the standard approach to understanding the (...)
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  46. Judith L. Glick-Smith (2008). Book Review-Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness-by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner. [REVIEW] Journal of Mind and Behavior 29 (3):285.
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  47. G. Globus (2004). Dual Mode Quantum Brain Dynamics and its Application to the Riemann Hypothesis. In Gordon G. Globus, Karl H. Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (eds.), Brain and Being. John Benjamins.
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  48. G. Globus (1995). Cognition, Self and Observation in Quantum Brain Dynamics. In P. Pyllkkänen & P. Pyllkkö (eds.), New Directions in Cognitive Science. Finnish Society for Artificial Intelligence.
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  49. Gordon Globus (2013). Consciousness Vs. Disclosure A Deconstruction of Consciousness Studies. Journal of Consciousness Studies 20 (1-2):1-2.
    The field of consciousness studies is 'deconstructed' in terms of etymology, definition, and the deep involvement of perceptual consciousness in two persistently controversial areas: the hard problem of qualia and the measurement problem in quantum physics. An alternative to perceptual consciousness is developed within the framework of dissipative quantum thermofield brain dynamics: disclosure. Like consciousness, disclosure is constrained by sensory action, 'self-action' , and memory. The problematics of consciousness/brain, qualia, and measurement in quantum physics are resolved by substituting disclosure for (...)
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  50. Gordon Globus (2006). Consciousness and Quantum Brain Dynamics. In J. Tuszynski (ed.), The Emerging Physics of Consciousness. Springer-Verlag. 371--385.
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