DOI: 10.14704/nq.2014.12.2.746

Mind and Tachyons: Quantum Interactive Dualism - Libet’s Causal Anomalies

Syamala D. Hari

Abstract


Chalmers described ‘awareness’ as a functional notion intimately linked to ‘subjective experience’ but nevertheless different from the latter. We define ‘awareness of an object (physical or mental)’ in terms of the specific function of creation of physical and mental records. By using this definition of awareness and a representation of mind-brain interaction as tachyon interaction with a nonrelativistic quantum mechanical system, in earlier work, we showed that the brain creates subjective experience in the form of tachyons if the mind consisting of tachyons pays attention to the brain. In this article, we use our proposal of creation of subjective experience and Wolf’s two-time observables based transaction-interpretation of quantum collapse to explain Libet’s hypothesis about unconscious cerebral initiative and the role of conscious will in voluntary action.

Keywords


quantum brain; tachyons; computer and brain; subjective experience; Libet's temporal anomalies

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