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  1. The Theoretical Foundations for Engineering a Conscious Quantum Computer.Richard L. Amoroso - 1997 - In M. Gams, M. Paprzycki & X. Wu (eds.), Mind Versus Computer: Were Dreyfus and Winograd Right? Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  2. A New Theory of Free Will.Marcus Arvan - 2013 - 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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  3. At Home in the Quantum World.Harald Atmanspacher - 2013 - 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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  4. The Hidden Side of Wolfgang Pauli.Harald Atmanspacher & Hans Primas - unknown
    Wolfgang Pauli is well recognized as an outstanding theoretical physicist, famous for his formulation of the two-valuedness of the electron spin, for the exclusion principle, and for his prediction of the neutrino. Less well known is the fact that Pauli spent a lot of time in different avenues of human experience and scholarship, ranging over fields such as the history of ideas, philosophy, religion, alchemy, and Jung's psychology. Pauli's philosophical and particularly his psychological background is not overt in his scientific (...)
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  5. The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness: A Physical Basis for Immaterialism.Samuel Avery - 1995 - Compari.
    Written for both the layman and the professional, this may be the long-awaited revolution in physical science.
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  6. Roger Penrose and the Quest for the Quantum Soul.Bernard J. Baars - 1994 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 1 (2):261-263.
    [opening paragraph]: As some of us in the brain and cognitive sciences struggled in relative obscurity over the last two decades to gain some sound empirical understanding of conscious experience, a succession of celebrated philosophers and scientists told us that our work was doomed to failure. They expended extraordinary ingenuity trying to prove their case, at least as much as those of us toiling in the trenches devoted to the job of gaining a little bit of clarity. Fortunately, `impossibility proofs' (...)
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  7. Consciousness Mechanics. Bakytzhan - manuscript
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  8. The Single-Mind and Many-Minds Versions of Quantum Mechanics.Jeffrey A. Barrett - 1995 - 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 apparently (...)
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  9. Beyond Scientific Materialism: Toward a Transcendent Theory of Consciousness.Imants Baruss - 2010 - 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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  10. Characteristics of Consciousness in Collapse-Type Quantum Mind Theories.Imants Baruss - 2008 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 29 (3):257-267.
    The purpose of this paper is to look at some of the apparent characteristics of consciousness in theories in which consciousness is said to play a role in the collapse of the state vector. In particular, these reflections are based primarily on the work of three theorists: Amit Goswami, Henry Stapp, and Evan Harris Walker. Upon looking at such theories, three characteristics of consciousness become apparent. The first is a volitional aspect of the mind that needs to be distinguished from (...)
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  11. Looking Down, Around, and Up: Mechanistic Explanation in Psychology.William Bechtel - 2009 - 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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  12. Quantum Aspects of Brain Activity and the Role of Consciousness.Friedrich Beck & John C. Eccles - 1992 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Usa 89:11357-61.
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  13. The Paraphysical Principles of Natural Philosophy.James Edward Beichler - 1999 - Dissertation, The Union Institute
    The word 'paraphysics' has never been precisely defined. To establish paraphysics as a true science, the word is first defined and its scope and limits identified. The natural phenomena which are studied in paraphysics, psi phenomena, are distinguished by their common physical properties. The historical roots of paraphysics are also discussed. Paraphysics can be defined, represented by a specific body of natural phenomena and it has a historical basis. Therefore, paraphysics is a distinguishable science. It only needs a theoretical foundation. (...)
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  14. The Bohm-Penrose-Hameroff Model for Consciousness and Free Will Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidences.Manuel Bejar Gallego - 2011 - Pensamiento 67 (254):661-674.
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  15. Simplistic Complexity: A Discussion on Psychoanalysis and Chaos Theory.Sergio Benvenuto - 2005 - 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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  16. On the Nature of Anamalous Phenomena: Another Reality Between the World of Subjective Consciousness and the Objective World of Physics?Dick Bierman - 2001 - In P. Loockvane (ed.), The Physical Nature of Consciousness. John Benjamins. pp. 29--269.
  17. Physics and Consciousness.H. Birx - 1996 - Free Inquiry 16.
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  18. Consciousness, Situations, and the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics.Michel Bitbol - unknown
    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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  19. Losing Your Mind: Physics, Identity, and Folk Burglar Prevention.Simon W. Blackburn - 1991 - In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 196.
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  20. Quantum Science and the Nature of Mind.Petr Bob - 2009 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 30 (1-2).
    Later works of C.G. Jung contain comprehensive descriptions of the relationship between psychological and physical research. These considerations described in Jung’s works and in his correspondence with Wolfgang Pauli represent interesting philosophical ideas that are related to interpretation of psychological data. The so-called “collective unconscious” studied by Jung in analysis of dream material, mythology, psychopathological symptoms, and several cultural manifestations led him to postulate complementarity and unity of scientific principles, and to define the psyche as complementary to physical reality. Likewise (...)
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  21. A New Theory of the Relationship of Mind and Matter.David Bohm - 1990 - 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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  22. On the Nature and Measurement of Metacomponents.John G. Borkowski - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (4):585.
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  23. Notes on the Quantum Mechanical Theory of Consciousness II.P. J. Bralver - 1983 - International Logic Review 28:119.
  24. Notes on the Quantum Mechanical Theory of Consciousness.P. J. Bralver - 1979 - International Logic Review 19:62.
  25. Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind.Selmer Bringsjord & Alexander Bringsjord - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology 25 (2):301-305.
    Philosophical Psychology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-5, Ahead of Print.
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  26. Quantum Fluctuations and the Action of the Mind.Jean E. Burns - 2002 - 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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  27. Quantum Theory and the Mind.Jeremy Butterfield & Gordon N. Fleming - 1995 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 69 (1):113-174.
  28. Process, Quantum Coherence, and the Stream of Consciousness.Keith A. Choquette - 2007 - 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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  29. The Stuff of ConsciousnessMind, Brain and the Quantum.The Emperor's New Mind.Andy Clark, Michael Lockwood & Roger Penrose - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):509.
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  30. Quantum and Consciousness: A Cognitive Subsystems Perspective.Chris Clarke - 2014 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 21 (3-4):74-88.
    A survey is presented of possible connections between quantum theory and consciousness that have been proposed in the past and those that have now opened as a result of work on cognitive subsystems of the brain in the past 10 years. It is argued that, in the light of such work and in contrast to speculations prior to it, these connections can now be seen as necessary and their investigation as feasible.
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  31. The Role of Quantum Physics in the Theory of Subjective Consciousness.Chris Clarke - 2007 - 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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  32. Being and Field Theory: Review Article.Chris Clarke - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (s 4-5):135-139.
    This article arises from the remarkably multi-faceted book Brain and Being edited by Gordon Globus and others, hereafter referred to as B&B. It raises questions (though not unusually, few answers) about several related areas: the way in which quantum theory might endow the physical matter of the brain with surprising, though still essentially classical, properties; the possibility that quantum field theory might shed a wholly new light on aspects of consciousness, in both the subjective and neurological approaches; and, at the (...)
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  33. The Sense of Being Stared At: Its Relevance to the Physics of Consciousness.Christopher J. S. Clarke - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (6):78-82.
  34. Mind and Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness.Philip Clayton - 2004 - Oxford University Press UK.
    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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  35. Mind in Nature.John B. Cobb & David Ray Griffin (eds.) - 1977 - University Press of America.
  36. Percolation and Collapse of Quantum Parallelism: A Model of Qualia and Choice.Michael Conrad - 1996 - In S. Hamreoff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness. MIT Press. pp. 469--492.
  37. Preliminary Considerations on a Possible Quantum Model of Consciousness Interfaced with a Non Lipschitz Chaotic Dynamics of Neural Activity.Elio Conte - 2012 - Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research 3 (10):905-921.
    A model of consciousness and conscious experience is introduced. Starting with a non-Lipschitz Chaotic dynamics of neural activity, we propose that the synaptic transmission between adjacent as well as distant neurons should be regulated in brain dynamics through quantum tunneling. Further, based on various studies of different previous authors, we consider the emergence of very large quantum mechanical system representable by an abstract quantum net entirely based on quantum-like entities having in particular the important feature of expressing self-reference similar to (...)
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  38. The Brain Knows More Than It Admits: A Quantum Model and its Experimental Con.Elio Conte - 2012 - Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics 9 (27):72-110.
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  39. A Preliminary Experimental Verification of Violation of Bell Inequality in a Quantum Model of Jung Theory of Personality Formulated with Clifford Algebra.Elio Conte - 2010 - Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research 1 (7):831-849.
    We comment some recent results obtained by using a Clifford bare bone skeleton of quantum mechanics in order to formulate the conclusion that quantum mechanics has its origin in the logic, and relates conceptual entities. Such results touch directly the basic problem about the structure of our cognitive and conceptual dynamics and thus of our mind. The problem of exploring consciousness results consequently to be strongly linked. This is the reason because studies on quantum mechanics applied to this matter are (...)
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  40. Decision Making : A Quantum Mechanical Analysis Based On Time Evolution Of.Elio Conte - 2009 - In Vaxjo University press (ed.), Vaxjo Conference on Quantum Mechanics-Proceedings. Vaxjo University.
  41. Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind: New Essays on the Mind-Body Relation in Quantum-Theoretical Perspective.Antonella Corradini & Uwe Meixner (eds.) - 2014 - De Gruyter.
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  42. Quantum Mechanics & the Brain, and Some of its Consequences.Acacio de Barros & Oas - 2015 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 11 (2):146-153.
    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE In this paper we examine the consequences of von Neumann's interpretation of quantum mechanics in the context of an insect conditioning experiment. We argue that either the insect has a mind, therefore collapsing the wave function, or it does not, therefore reacting to superpositions in a different way. Thus, a device to condition insects could be used to test von Neumann's interpretation, if insects are not conscious. If, on the other hand, insects (...)
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  43. I.C.E. World Information, Consciousness, Energy.Christian De Quincey - 2006 - World Futures 62 (1 & 2):47 – 55.
    In Science and the Akashic Field, philosopher and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo (2004) makes the case that science is finally in a position to produce a theory of everything (ToE). Drawing on anomalies and advances in cosmology, quantum physics, biology, and consciousness studies, he shows how the discovery in physics of the zero point energy field (ZPE) is also the discovery of a universal information field. This article explores Ervin Laszlo's Akashic Field theory in light of the relationship between information, (...)
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  44. Towards an Integrative Theory of Consciousness: Part 2 (An Anthology of Various Other Models).Avinash De Sousa - 2013 - 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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  45. Quantum Incoherence," Review of A. G. Cairns-Smith, Evolving the Mind: On the Nature of Matter and the Origin of Consciousness".Daniel C. Dennett - manuscript
    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 up operations confirm them. Well, not (...)
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  46. Quantum Consciousness: Reconciling Science and Spirituality Toward Our Evolutionary Future(S).Kingsley L. Dennis - 2010 - World Futures 66 (7):511-524.
  47. Consciousness and Quantum Behavior: The Theory of Laminated Spacetime Re-Examined.Barbara Dewey - 1993 - Bartholomew Books.
  48. Quantum Theory and the Brain.Matthew Donald - unknown
    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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  49. A Review Of The Physics Of Consciousness By Evan Harris Walker. [REVIEW]Matthew Donald - 2001 - 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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  50. The Hyperincursive Fractal Machine as a Quantum Holographic Brain.D. M. Dubois - 1992 - Communication and Cognition-Artificial Intelligence 9 (4):335-372.
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