Quantum Approaches to Consciousness

[Revised entry by Harald Atmanspacher on June 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] It is widely accepted that consciousness or, more generally, mental activity is in some way
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[Revised entry by Harald Atmanspacher on June 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] It is widely accepted that consciousness or, more generally, mental activity is in some way correlated to the behavior of the material brain. Since quantum theory is the most fundamental theory of matter that is currently available, it is a legitimate question to ask whether quantum theory can help us to understand consciousness. Several programmatic approaches answering this question affirmatively, proposed in recent decades, will be surveyed. It will be pointed out that they make...

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