Posts Tagged ‘Max Tegmark’

Orch OR objections

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Achilles’ heels of the Orch OR model NeuroQuantology, March 2007, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp. 182-5 www.neuroquantology.com/ Summary and review of the above paperin fact Every new entrant to consciousness studies has to prove their worth by refuting Penrose, although this is often at the expense of reducing their own credibility. The core argument in this paper is that when a subjective experience involves a perception that is untrue, such that something belongs to you when it belongs to someone Read more […]

Donald Hoffman’s Consciousness Theory

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In this conference Donald Hoffman discussed why qualia are more relevant than Dennett had tried to argue in the 1990s. Another highlight was the exchange between Hameroff and Tegmark, where Tegmark took a surprisingly casual view of his much vaunted 2000 Paper.

European robin migration

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Bird migration may be facilitated by an ability to see and navigate the Earth’s magnetic field. The process is suggested as being started by light entering a bird’s eye. Light would excite two electrons of a molecule in the bird’s eye in such a way that one electron was moved to another molecule. However, the two electrons would remain quantum entangled despite being separated. This means that a change in the spin or magnetic orientation of one electron would immediately alter the spin of its entangled partner.

Our Mathematical Universe

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Our Mathematical Universe Max Tegmark (2014) Summary and review of the above book The first part of this book is a readable guide to understanding physics and cosmology. Where it goes wrong is that the author gets out of his depth in trying to extend to non-consensual areas such as time, reality and consciousness. The discussion here starts well in identifying that the brain constructs a model of reality, which is consciousness, helped by the integrative brain hub scheme developed by neuroscientists Read more […]