David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Neuroscience is an important component of the scientific attack on the problem of consciousness. However, most neuroscientists, viewing our discussions, see only conflict and discord, and no reason why quantum theory has any great relevance the dynamics of the conscious brain. It is therefore worthwhile, in this first plenary talk of the 2003 Tucson conference on “Quantum Approaches to the Understanding of Consciousness,” to focus on the central issue, which is the crucial role of “The Observer,” and specifically, “The Mind of The Observer” in contemporary physical theory. I shall therefore review here this radical departure of present-day basic physics from the principles of classical physics, and then spell out some of its ramifications for neuroscience
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Shan Gao (2008). A Quantum Theory of Consciousness. Minds and Machines 18 (1):39-52.
Jonathan Duquette (2011). “Quantum Physics and Vedanta”: A Perspective From Bernard D'Espagnat's Scientific Realism. Zygon 46 (3):620-638.
Henry P. Stapp (2005). Quantum Physics in Neuroscience and Psychology: A Neurophysical Model of Mind Brain Interaction. Philosophical Transactions-Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 360 (1458):1309-1327.
Henry P. Stapp (2011). Mindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer. Springer-Verlag.
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Henry P. Stapp & Mario Beauregard (2005). Quantum Physics in Neuroscience and Psychology: A Neurophysical Model of Mind–Brain Interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360:1309-1327.
Douglas M. Snyder (1983). On the Nature of Relationships Involving the Observer and the Observed Phenomenon in Psychology and Physics. Journal of Mind and Behavior 4 (3):389-400.
M. A. Persinger & S. A. Koren (2007). A Theory of Neurophysics and Quantum Neuroscience: Implications for Brain Function and the Limits of Consciousness. International Journal of Neuroscience 117 (2):157-175.
Ran Lahav & N. Shanks (1992). How to Be a Scientifically Respectable 'Property Dualist'. Journal of Mind and Behavior 13 (3):211-32.
Henry P. Stapp (1999). Attention, Intention, and Will in Quantum Physics. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (8-9):8-9.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads693 ( #943 of 1,907,886 )
Recent downloads (6 months)156 ( #955 of 1,907,886 )
How can I increase my downloads?