Monday, October 12, 2015

Why do we need consciousness science?

A 17th-century illustration of consciousness By Robert Fludd 

In recent years neuroscience has gone through accelerated progress and transformation. However, establishing the physical basis of consciousness is necessary to turn it into an established scientific field. The bookThe Science of Consciousness, is a new contribution to this ongoing discussion, proposing a new physical worldview incorporating consciousness and evolution.

In the past decades, it has become increasingly clear that quantum approaches can explain consciousness. Today, the quantum-like modeling of cognition, such as the human mental lexicon, is a mainstream scientific idea. In the past hundred years, psychology and other social sciences increasingly turned to quantum mechanics tools. My theory builds on and supports these ideas, but it goes even further. I audaciously claim (and I hope to prove it also) that the brain’s electromagnetic balances give rise to a self-regulating energy unit, the mind. This physical entity is an elementary particle, which interacts through elementary forces. Therefore, the quantum-like brain also possesses other elementary particle qualities, such as unity, indivisibility, constancy, or spinor operation. 

The idea might be shocking, unnerving, and even preposterous. However, radical ideas require a jump in conceptual thinking. Although a new scientific vista generally involves inexact details and concepts that are not fully worked out, data for this original scientific thought is amounting, to name a few:

1, It is challenging to retrace our thoughts, and we have minimal control over them in the first place. The mind seems to have a ‘mind’ of its own. People occasionally carry out actions that they have a hard time explaining or even regret afterward.

2, Why is quantum theory such a superior predictor of human behavior in psychology and economy?

3, What exact role do emotions play in intellect, and why are we so powerless over our emotions?

4, Our temporal closeness to events can change our conceptual vista to the point of reaching a diametrically opposite decision about a project (for example, most people have grand plans for their life or retirement but carry out almost none of it).

5, The findings by esteemed scientists show the role of positive emotions in success and health and the opposite effects of negative emotions. These highly consistent findings are difficult to explain in any other way.

Understanding consciousness gives you the tools to reach ambitious, wholesome goals. It opens the book on human motivation, allowing a deeper understanding of others and the self. The book is available on Amazon.

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  1. Thank you! You can find a scientific support for the post here: