Why classical mechanics cannot accommodate consciousness but quantum mechanics can

PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 2 (1995)
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Abstract

It is argued on the basis of certain mathematical characteristics that classical mechanics is not constitutionally suited to accommodate consciousness, whereas quantum mechanics is. These mathematical characteristics pertain to the nature of the information represented in the state of the brain, and the way this information enters into the dynamics

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