Founding Principles of Quantum Neuroscience

Consciousness, Quantum Coherence and the Brain In 1983, philosopher Joseph Levine proposed that an explanatory gap exists between comprehension of the physical world and consciousness. Matter as we know it is discrete, deterministic, tangible to the organic body, while the mind seems more indivisible, fluid, spontaneous, fleeting, closer to a holistic entity operating unobstructed by … Continue reading Founding Principles of Quantum Neuroscience

Free download of my book, Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism

Link to a free download of Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism. Topics covered include chemistry, biology, genetics, neuroscience, epistemology, the history of Western philosophy, cultural evolution, theory of cognition, ethics and much more. https://philosophyofhumanismcom.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/standards-for-behavioral-commitments-philosophy-of-humanism.pdf A brief outline: 1. “Section 1: Behavioral Functions and Scientific Models”   Subsection i., Behavioral Functions, frames the intersection … Continue reading Free download of my book, Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism

The Brain as Electromagnetic Field

The predominant paradigm in neuroscience views neural networks as webs of electric current. A usual assumption is that these currents are transmitted by ion diffusion, but it is actually the case that most ion movement in a neuron consists of perpendicular transit through the cell membrane (via ion channels concentrated at the nodes of Ranvier), … Continue reading The Brain as Electromagnetic Field

The Preliminaries of a Complete Physical Explanation for Consciousness

Johnjoe McFadden, a British biochemist and researcher, suggests in his papers on consciousness theory that EM fields located throughout the brain, which are generated by the electric charges of highly concentrated ion flow, cause phase locking between neurons via some still unknown mechanism of sensitivity that the molecular structures of voltage gated ion channels mediate. … Continue reading The Preliminaries of a Complete Physical Explanation for Consciousness

Basic Physics Behind the Field Theory of Consciousness

Atoms, comprised of subatomic particles and their quantized arrangements, have electric charge. The movement of charged particles produces electromagnetic fields. The highly charged nature of ionic movement with its voltage differentials in the nervous system and brain gives rise to a strong electromagnetic field. These charges and strong electromagnetic fields participate in synchronizing neural networks … Continue reading Basic Physics Behind the Field Theory of Consciousness

An EM/Quantum Field Theory of Consciousness

CEMI and Coherence Fields CEMI (Conscious Electromagnetic Information) theory claims synchronous neuron firing generates strong electromagnetic fields which build up such that even further neurons are activated via an amplifying feedback loop. Upon reaching a sufficiently robust level within relatively large regions of the brain, EM fields can graduate to CEMI fields, integrating brain matter … Continue reading An EM/Quantum Field Theory of Consciousness

The Fine Structure Constant and Atomic Theory

The fine structure constant is a dimensionless combination of Coulomb’s constant (k), electric charge (e), Planck's constant (h), and the speed of light (c) in the formula ke2/hc. For any context of units, this constant usually has the same value, approximately 1/137. The maximum quantity of possible paired electron configurations or orbitals in an atom's … Continue reading The Fine Structure Constant and Atomic Theory

Relativity Theory and the Quantum/Classical Divide: Time Dilation and Contraction in Matter

Philosophy and science have long pondered the nature of time. It has traditionally been viewed as a constant though arbitrary yardstick in relation to which material change is measured, but do the basic equations of physics that employ it support this assumption? Let’s consider: 1. The units of Planck’s constant are joule seconds or (meters^squared) … Continue reading Relativity Theory and the Quantum/Classical Divide: Time Dilation and Contraction in Matter

Brainstormed Sketches of An Integrated Wave Function for Quantum Physics

Sketch 1: Pilot wave theory envisions matter as consisting in particles whose paths of motion are guided by supradimensional waves. Collapse models describe particles as resulting from mechanisms of condensation within a global wave. Can we combine the idea of supradimensional waves with that of particularization as a concentrated wave to derive an image of … Continue reading Brainstormed Sketches of An Integrated Wave Function for Quantum Physics