Monday, December 21, 2015

Is empirical testing of string theory possible?

Conference at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich


String theory, the elegant and promising idea in theoretical physics is in a serous limbo. The experimental testing of ideas is considered an essential requirement in science. String theory is the science of the very small, which excludes the technical impossibility of empirical testing. String theory and other highly philosophical proposals became a hotly debated fundamental question in physics: physics theories with wildly speculative nature are reminiscent of pseudoscience. But are they pseudoscience? String theory's proponents are fully convinced by its beauty or logically compelling nature. Einstein probably would approve of such a mathematically elegant theory. As he said in 1933, “I hold it true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.” However, such speculative ideas can easily spiral out of control into truly bizarre notions, such as the possibility of multiverses, or wormhole travel.

Surprisingly, several aspects of mental operation, such as semantics, obeys the laws of quantum mechanics. If the characteristics of string theory was true for the mind, then string theory could be easily tested. The hypothesis detailed in Eva Deli's book, The Science of Consciousness considers the mind a symmetric structure to material fermions, complete with a microdimensional space of string theory. All the phenomena of elementary particles thus plays out in the mental complexity formed by the neuronal connections of a biological system. Some of these phenomena includes quantum entanglement, the Pauli exclusion principle, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, emotional fluorescence, emotional hysteresis, and emotional fever. In quantum mechanics events are considered subspaces of a vector space. In quantum entanglement observation on one part of the system instantaneously affects the state in another part of the system, even if the respective systems are separated by space-like distances. In emotional fermions the same phenomenon transpires over conceptual distance, or over time. Entanglement entails a common wave function, which cannot be decomposed as separate subsystems. For example, in word association experiments entanglement activates associative target words simultaneously. The semantics of concept combinations can be modeled by quantum theory. The contextual nature of cognition leads to unintuitive word associations (analogue to ‘spooky action at a distance’ during entanglement), or conceptual resistance of ambiguous situations (such as the Necker cube).

The new physical world view that explains psychological phenomena, mental problems and normal mental operation based on physical foundation, is detailed in the book, 'The Science of Consciousness.' Find your copy on  Amazon
  
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