Quantum Brain, Mind or Consciousness: Part 1

Theoretical and Experimental Evidence of Macroscopic Entanglement Between Human Brain Activity and Photon Emissions: Implications for Quantum Consciousness and Future Applications (by Michael A. Persinger, Christina F. Lavallee): Abstract: Entanglement has been described as excess correlation between separated parts of a quantum system that may exceed the boundaries of light velocity across space and time. The concept of macroscopic entanglement is considered an emergent condition of microscopic or quantum entanglement such that functional relationships between electron spin, orbital time and photon movements allow an interface with biological systems, particularly brain activity and function. Quantitative evidence is provided for such macroentanglement and discussed with respect to consciousness and electromagnetic fields, photon emissions from the human brain and geomagnetically based contributions, where quantitative convergence suggests processes associated with thinking could be linked to intrinsic characteristics of the electron from which quantum entanglement would emerge. http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/99

The Electromagnetic Induction of Mystical and Altered States within the Laboratory (by Michael A. Persinger, Kevin Saroka, Stanley A. Koren, Linda S. St-Pierre)

Abstract: The human brain is the locus of all human experiences. The substantial microstructural and neuroelectrical differences between the two cerebral hemispheres predicts two major classes of mystical experiences which involve the sensed presence and the out-of-body experience. Their occurrence and their attributions to cosmic origins have been reported for centuries and have been the bases for social belief systems. Direct cerebral electrical stimulation during the 20th century evoked these experiences. In the 21st century the non-invasive, external transcerebral application of complex, physiologically-patterned weak magnetic fields has been shown to produce similar experiences that can be correlatively mapped by quantitative electroencephalographic inferences of interhemispheric coherence. The experimental production and control of these powerful experiences by more sophisticated technologies might be employed to understand the intricate nature and function of mystical/altered states within large populations of human beings. http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/100

A Preliminary Experimental Verification of Violation of Bell Enequality in a Quantum Model of Jung Theory of Personality Formulated with Clifford Algebra (by Elio Conte, Orlando Todarello, Vincenza Laterza, Andrei Y. Khrennikov, Leonardo Mendolicchio, Antonio Federici)

Abstract: 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 so important for neurologists and psychologists. Under this profile we present some experimental results showing violation of Bell inequality during the MBTI test in investigation of C.V. Jung’s theory of personality. http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/101

Eccles’s Mind Field, Bohm-Hiley Active Information, and Tachyons (by Syamala Hari)

Abstract: We propose that memory and thought in the brain involve tachyons. As a first step, in an earlier paper it was suggested that mental units called psychons by Eccles could be tachyons. Although experiments to detect faster-than-light particles have not been successful so far, recently, there has been renewed interest in tachyon theories in various branches of physics. We suggest that tachyon theory may be applicable to brain physics as well. The present paper describes how the zero-energy tachyon field contributes to the active information defined by Bohm and Hiley. We propose that the superquantum potential and the union of quantum potentials at successive levels described by Bohm and Hiley are only mind-like but do not constitute the mind field itself. On the other hand, the change in the brain’s quantum potential produced by an interacting tachyon (which is mind itself in our proposal) is software-like, in other words, similar to a piece of code entered into a computer (digital or quantum) to map an algorithm in the computer programmer’s head. Unlike the Bohm-Hiley proposal, the tachyon proposal can mathematically describe how mind acts on the physical brain as well as how the brain acts on mind. http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/102

Quantum Mind: Matrix of the Universe (by Graham P. Smetham)

Abstract: In this work we present a notion of God as the infinitely creative source and sustainer of the universe (“Quantum Mind”), a creative dimension of Being that, seemingly with purpose, fragments an infinite primordial awareness into a vast multitude of experiencing sentient beings. In fact the metaphysical model of the creation and functioning of the universe presented in this work has truly awe-inspiring and deeply significant implications for our understanding of and our engagement with the process of reality. In particular it must be pointed out that in actuality the account presented rules out a particular picture of God, the picture generally associated with naïve and fundamentalist views of theistic religion. However there are much less naïve and more philosophically coherent images of the notion of God which are associated with the mystical dimensions of theistic religions. The Theory of Everything outlined by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow in their book The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life is remarkable in a way that probably goes beyond the comprehension of the authors. Far from being a mere possible addition to the Hawking-Mlodinow metaphysical model, we shall see in the course of this paper that such a ‘mystical’ vision of the creative source of the process of the universe is required in order for the proposed TOE to get off the ground. http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/103