Ludus Vitalis 15 (27):127-141 (2007)

Abstract
A model of human consciousness is presented here in terms of physics and electronics using Upanishadic awareness. The form of Atman proposed in the Upanishads in relation to human consciousness as oscillating psychic energy-presence and its virtual or unreal energy reflection maya, responsible for mental energy and mental time-space are discussed. Analogy with Fresnel’s bi-prism experimental set up in physical optics is used to state, describe and understand the form, structure and function of Atman and maya, the ingredients of human consciousness. A description of phases of mind in terms of conscious states and transformation of mental energy is given. Four states of consciousness and four modes of language communication and understanding processes are also given. Implications of above scientific awareness of Upanishadic wisdom to the modern scientific fields of physiological psychology, cognitive sciences, mind-machine modeling and natural language comprehension are suggested.
Keywords Physics of human consciousness   phases and conscious states of mind   natural language comprehension   physiological psychology   mind-machine modeling   cognitive sciences.
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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

Mechanics of the Mind.Colin Blakemore - 1977 - Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Todd Moody's Zombies.John McCarthy - 1995 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):345-347.
Shades of Consciousness.Roderic A. Girle - 1996 - Minds and Machines 6 (2):143-57.
Empathy and Consciousness.Evan Thompson - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (5-7):1-32.
Consciousness in Contemporary Science.Anthony J. Marcel & E. Bisiach (eds.) - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
The States Of Human Consciousness.C. Daly King - 1963 - New Hyde Park NY: University Books.
Consciousness, Subjectivity and Physicalism.Xiangdong Xu - 2004 - Philosophical Inquiry 26 (1-2):21-39.
Science, Conscience, Consciousness.Boris Hennig - 2010 - History of the Human Sciences 23 (3):15-28.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-26

Total views
691 ( #7,465 of 2,401,716 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
58 ( #12,721 of 2,401,716 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes