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TGD INSPIRED THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS



||Introduction||

PART I: Basic Ideas of TGD Inspired Theory of Consciousness
||Matter, Mind, Quantum|| Negentropy Maximization Principle||Self and Binding: Part I||Self and Binding: Part II|| Quantum Model for Sensory Representations||
PART II: Time and Consciousness
||Time and Consciousness||About the Nature of Time ||Quantum Model of Memory||
PART III: Intelligence, Information, and Cognition
||TGD Inspired Theory of Intelligent Systems|| p-Adic Physics as Physics of Cognition and Intention ||
PART IV: Paranormal Phenomena
|| Quantum Model of Paranormal Phenomena|| TGD Based Model for OBEs||
||Appendix||



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    Introduction

  1. Basic ideas of TGD

    1. TGD as a Poincare invariant theory of gravitation

    2. TGD as a generalization of the hadronic string model

    3. Fusion of the two approaches via a generalization of the space-time concept

  2. The five threads in the development of quantum TGD

    1. Quantum TGD as configuration space spinor geometry

    2. p-Adic TGD

    3. TGD as a generalization of physics to a theory of consciousness

    4. TGD as a generalized number theory

    5. Dynamical quantized Planck constant and dark matter hierarchy

  3. Bird's eye of view about the contents of the book

  4. Contents of the book

    1. PART I: Basic Ideas of TGD inspired theory of consciousness

    2. PART II: Time and Consciousness

    3. PART III: Intelligence, Information, and Cognition

    4. PART IV: Paranormal Phenomena



PART I: BASIC IDEAS OF TGD INSPIRED THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS



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    Matter, Mind, Quantum

  1. Introduction

    1. Basic ideas of TGD inspired theory of consciousness

    2. TGD inspired new physics and consciousness

  2. What are the problems of quantum mind theories?

    1. Some philosophical problems of quantum physics

    2. Basic philosophical problems of quantum mind theories

    3. Basic problems of quantum biology and quantum neuroscience

    4. Could anomalies help?

  3. Some aspects of quantum TGD

    1. New space-time concept

    2. Zero energy ontology

    3. The hierarchy of Planck constants

    4. p-Adic physics and number theoretic universality

  4. Consciousness theory as extension of quantum measurement theory

    1. Quantum jumps as moment of consciousness

    2. The notion of self

    3. How experienced time and the geometric time of physicist relate to each other?

    4. Quantum correlates of for various aspects of conscious experience

    5. Self referentiality of conscious experience

  5. Various types of conscious experiences

    1. Basic structure of conscious experience

    2. Cognition and p-adic physics

    3. Reflective- and proto-levels of consciousness

    4. General model for sensory experiences

    5. Emotions

    6. Directed attention

    7. Altered states of consciousness

  6. Boolean mind, cognition and intentionality

    1. Fermions and Boolean cognition

    2. Fuzzy logic, quantum groups, and Jones inclusions

    3. p-Adic physics as physics of cognition and intentionality

    4. Infinite primes, cognition and intentionality

  7. Quantum correlates of qualia

    1. Development of ideas

    2. Qualia and thermodynamics

    3. Geometric qualia and zero modes

  8. Solutions to some paradoxes

    1. Paradoxes related to quantum physics

    2. Paradoxes related to the theories of consciousness

    3. Logical paradoxes and concept of time



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    Negentropy Maximization Principle

  1. Introduction

  2. Basic notions and ideas behind NMP

    1. Zero energy ontology

    2. Fusion of real and p-adic physics

    3. Dark matter hierarchy

    4. Quantum classical correspondence

    5. Connection with standard quantum measurement theory

    6. Quantum jump as moment of consciousness

    7. NMP and negentropic entanglement

    8. Wigner's friend and Schrödinger's cat

    9. ER=EPR and TGD

  3. Generalization of NMP to the case of hyper-finite type II1 factors

    1. Factors

    2. NMP Hyper-finite factors of type II1

  4. Some consequences of NMP

    1. NMP and p-adic length scale hypothesis

    2. NMP and thermodynamics

    3. NMP and biology

    4. NMP, consciousness, and cognition

    5. NMP and quantum computer type systems

    6. Quantum measurement and quantum computation in TGD

  5. Generalization of thermodynamics allowing NE and a model for conscious information processing

    1. Beauregard's model for computer

    2. TGD based variant of Beauregard's model and generalization of thermodynamics

    3. About biological implications of generalized second law

  6. p-Adic physics and consciousness

    1. From quantum measurement theory to a theory of consciousness

    2. NMP and self

    3. p-Adic physics as correlate of cognition and imagination



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    Self and Binding: Part I

  1. Introduction

    1. Zero Energy Ontology

    2. Hierarchy of Planck constants

    3. p-Adic physics as physics of cognition

    4. NMP

    5. The notion of self

  2. Quantum self

    1. Quantum jump as moment of consciousness

    2. Definition of self in ZEO

    3. Two variants for the notion of self

    4. Basic consequences of the definition of self

    5. General structure of conscious experience

    6. Binding and quantum entanglement

    7. Self hierarchy

  3. Self or only a model of self?

    1. Negentropic entanglement and model of self

    2. Is interaction free measurement needed to deduce information about self model?



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    Self and Binding: Part II

  • Introduction

    1. Zero Energy Ontology

    2. Hierarchy of Planck constants

    3. p-Adic physics as physics of cognition

    4. NMP

    5. The notion of self

  • Some applications at brain level

    1. A simple model for cognition

    2. Cognition, learning, and NE at the level of brain

    3. NE and the role of neurotransmitters

    4. Differences between left and right brain hemisphere

    5. Music and consciousness

  • Whole-body consciousness: physical evidence and tests

    1. Dissipation and consciousness

    2. EEG synchrony and negentropic entanglement

    3. Synesthesia

  • Self hierarchy and the notion of magnetic body

    1. Higher level selves in biological self hierarchy

    2. Quantum criticality

    3. Support for the notion magnetic body

    4. Some functions of magnetic body

    5. The magnetic fields associated with body parts and higher levels of consciousness



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      Quantum model for sensory representations

    1. Introduction

      1. The quantum hardware

      2. Me as a computer sitting at its own terminal

    2. General ideas about hardware of consciousness

      1. Brain as a computer

      2. Brain, EEG, and quantum holograms

      3. Generalized notions of sensory experience and motor activity

      4. The paradigm of four-dimensional brain

      5. . Music metaphor and the function of the nerve pulses and EEG

      6. Connection with the functionalistic view about brain

      7. Brain as an associative net

    3. Quantum tools for bio-control and coordination

      1. Massless extremals, magnetic flux tubes, and electrets

      2. Homeostasis as a many-sheeted ionic flow equilibrium

      3. Quantum model for pattern recognition

      4. General mechanism making possible biological clocks, alarm clocks, comparison circuits, and novelty detectors

    4. Sensory representations

      1. Concrete realization of sensory representations

      2. Is the pain in the toe in the toe, in brain, or somewhere else?

    5. Updates since 2012



    PART II: TIME AND CONSCIOUSNESS



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      Time and consciousness

    1. Introduction

      1. The concepts of self, time, and subjective memory

      2. Negeentropy Maximization Principle and Ethics

      3. Cosmology of consciousness

      4. Four-dimensional brain

      5. Evidence for TGD based time concept

    2. TGD based concept of time

      1. The three non-determinisms

      2. Some aspects of classical non-determinism

      3. Quantum jumps as moment of consciousness and the notion of self

      4. Four views about how the arrow of psychological time could emerge

      5. What really distinguishes between future and past?

      6. Two views about flow of time

    3. Intentions and time

      1. What intentions are?

      2. p-Adic physics as physics of only cognition?

      3. Some questions to ponder

      4. Generalizing the notion of p-adic space-time surface

      5. Number theoretic universality for cognitive representations

      6. Why p-adic intentionality does not reduce to quantum randomness?

    4. Some other aspects of consciousness in relation to time

      1. Passive and active aspects of consciousness

      2. Sensory perception, motor action, and time

      3. Long term memories and time

      4. Remote mental interactions and time

      5. Some paradoxes solved by the new view about time

      6. Comparison with the approach of Barbour

    5. Cosmology of consciousness and four-dimensional brain

      1. Cosmology of consciousness

      2. Communications in four-dimensional society

      3. The paradigm of four-dimensional brain

      4. Geometric and subjective memories

      5. Memories with respect to geometric time as simulations

      6. Are long term memories geometric or subjective memories?

    6. Time delays of consciousness

      1. Dissipation as evidence for consciousness

      2. Strange time delays of consciousness: experiments related to the active role of consciousness

      3. Strange time delays of consciousness: experiments related to the passive role of consciousness

      4. The experiment of Radin and Bierman as evidence for quantum jump between quantum histories concept

    7. Good and Evil, Life and Death

      1. Life and Death

      2. Good and Evil

      3. About God theory of Bernard Haisch



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      About the Nature of Time

    1. Introduction

    2. The most recent vision about zero energy ontology and p-adicization

      1. Zero energy ontology briefly

      2. Definition of energy in zero energy ontology

      3. p-Adic variants of the imbedding space

    3. Zero energy ontology, self hierarchy, and the notion of time

      1. Causal diamonds as correlates for selves

      2. Why sensory experience is about so short time interval?

      3. Arrow of time

      4. The mechanism of self referentiality

      5. Can selves interact and evolve?

    4. What arrow of time means at the level of quantum states?

      1. Arrow of time as an inherent property of zero energy states

      2. Does state function-state preparation sequence correspond to alternating arrow of geometric time

      3. Or does "dispersion" at second boundary of CD cause generate the arrow of time?

      4. The arrow of geometric time and the arrow of logical implication

      5. How experienced time and the geometric time of physicist relate to each other?: the most recent approach

      6. Quantum dynamics for the moduli of CDs and the arrow of geometric time

    5. Time for time

      1. Flash-lag effect and its modification

      2. We live in the past: but in what sense?

      3. Kublai Khan's problem and three more surprises

    6. Questions related to the notion of self and time

      1. Hierarchies of causal diamonds and space-time surfaces as geometric correlates for self hierarchy

      2. Are time reversed sub-selves always experienced as mental images?

      3. Are after images reincarnations of mental images?

      4. Inverse Research on Decisions Shows Instinct Makes Us Behave Like Cyborgs, not Robots: Really?



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      Quantum model for memory

    1. Introduction

      1. Geometric and subjective memories

      2. p-Adic physics as physics of intentionality

      3. Spin glass model of memories

      4. Mirror mechanism

      5. Third person aspects of memory

      6. Symbolic and cognitive representations of memories

      7. Biosupercomputers and memories

    2. Different types of memories

      1. Geometric and subjective memories

      2. Habits, skills, associations

      3. Spin glass model of learning and long term memories

      4. Long term memories

      5. Implicit memories

      6. Procedural memories

    3. Model for long term memories

      1. General ideas

      2. Could gravitation have something to do with long term memories+

      3. Is right brain hemisphere the quantum entangler?

      4. Going to the neuronal level

      5. Hippocampus and long term memories

      6. Micro-tubuli and long term memory

    4. A proposal for memory code

      1. Basic ideas of the model

      2. TGD view about the situation

    5. Hyper-finite factors of type II1, dark matter hierarchy, and consciousness

      1. Hyper-finite factors of type II1 and quantization of Planck constant

      2. Dark matter hierarchy

      3. Dark matter hierarchy and the notion of self

      4. The time span of long term memories as a signature for the level of dark matter hierarchy

      5. Remote metabolism, long term memory, and zero energy ontology

      6. Applying computer analogy to the model for long term memories

    6. Updates since 2012

      1. How memories are represented and recalled?

      2. Could interaction free measurement be used to deduce information about self model?

      3. Realization of memory representations in terms of braided flux tubes



    PART III: INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION, AND CONSCIOUSNESS



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      TGD inspired theory of intelligent systems

    1. Introduction

      1. Magnetic body as intentional agent and experiencer

      2. What is conscious intelligence

      3. The meanings of sensory, cognitive, symbolic

      4. Topics of the chapter

    2. How to define measures for the information content of consciousness?

      1. Information measures for conscious experience

      2. Information concept at space-time level

      3. Information theoretic interpretation of K\"ahler function

    3. Logic and fermions

      1. The state basis of fermionic Fock space as Boolean algebra

      2. Boolean algebra as Boolean QFT

      3. Fermions, zero energy ontology, and Boolean cognition

      4. Negentropic entanglement, fuzzy logic, quantum groups, and Jones inclusions

      5. Cognitive codes and fermions

    4. Quantum computationalism

      1. Computationalism and connectionism

      2. How connectionism emerges from TGD framework?

      3. Computationalism and TGD

      4. How brain builds the model of the external world?

    5. Number Theoretical Feats and TGD Inspired Theory of Consciousness

      1. How Ramanujan did it?

      2. Symplectic QFT, 3, 4, and 5 as Additive Primes, and Arithmetic Consciousness

    6. Holographic brain and quantum TGD

      1. Evidence for holographic brain

      2. Three explanations for the hologram like properties of brain

      3. From holographic brain to neuronal window?

      4. Possible evidence for the neuronal window idea

      5. Massless extremals as quantum holograms

      6. The notion of conscious hologram

    7. Four-dimensional fractal brain as an associative net

      1. Brain as an associative net

      2. 4-dimensional fractal brain

      3. Sensory experiences, logical thinking, associations and simulations

      4. Formation of long term memories

      5. Planning and realization of motor programs

      6. Language

    8. Connection with the neuroscience view about brain

      1. A simple model for cognition

      2. Cognition, learning, and negentropic entanglement at the level of brain

      3. Negentropic entanglement and the role of neurotransmitters

    9. Could TGD provide justification for the ideas of Rupert Sheldrake?

      1. Sheldrake's theory

      2. TGD based interpretation of morphic fields and collective memory

      3. Magnetic body as morphic field



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      p-Adic physics as physics of cognition

    1. Introduction

      1. Clarifying some basic concepts

      2. Basic vision

      3. Topics of the chapter

    2. p-Adic physics and cognition

      1. The three non-determinisms

      2. Classical non-determinism and symbolic representations

      3. Basic vision about qualia

      4. The new view about intentional actions

      5. p-Adic physics as correlate for cognition

      6. Quantization phenomena in psychophysics

    3. Various aspects of cognition

      1. p-Adic physics and imagination

      2. How dreams and hallucinations relate to sensory experiences?

      3. Cognition, sensory experience, and Boolean mind

      4. Replication of memes, and morphic fields

    4. Frontal lobes and TGD

      1. Basic functional anatomy of frontal lobes

      2. Some neurophysiological findings related to the functioning of frontal lobes

      3. TGD based view about frontal lobes

      4. Goal structures and emotions

      5. Figure-background rivalry

      6. Experimental support for binocular rivalry as a quantum phenomenon

      7. Quantum cognition

    5. p-Adic cognition and various codes

      1. Symmetry breaking generates conscious information

      2. Cognitive codes as a realization of the information generated by DNA-protein symmetry breaking?

      3. M72 and M17 codes as degenerate forms of the memetic code?

      4. Peptides as molecules of emotion

    6. About molecular cognitive and sensory representations?

      1. Number theoretical ideas

      2. Representations

      3. Finite geometries and cognition

      4. Application of ideas to micro-tubuli and clathrin molecules

    7. Cognition and number theory

      1. Conceptual and technical problems related to p-adicization

      2. Should one allow also transcendentals in the extensions of p-adic numbers?

      3. Infinite primes and cognition

      4. Cognition, logic, and p-adicity



    PART IV: PARANORMAL PHENOMENA



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      Quantum model for paranormal phenomena

    1. Introduction

      1. Development of ideas about paranormal

      2. Topics to be discussed

    2. General view about paranormal phenomena

      1. The notion of magnetic mirror

      2. Summary of the model

    3. Paranormal phenomena in biological systems

      1. Healing by time reversal

      2. DelaWarr camera and field representation of genetic information

    4. Parapsychological phenomena

      1. Extrasensory perception, precognition, and other parapsychic effects

      2. Psychokinesis

      3. Near death experiences

      4. Are communications between living and deceased possible?

    5. TGD based model for instrumental trans-communications

      1. Introduction

      2. Universe as a conscious hologram and a general mechanism for remote mental interactions

      3. Who are the senders?

      4. Knowhow problem

      5. Experimenter as a medium and amplifier of the signal

      6. How the signal is transformed to a signal in electronic instrument?

      7. Tests fo the model of ITC



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      TGD Based Model for OBEs

    1. Introduction

    2. OBEs, autoscopy, heautoscopy, and other strange experiences

      1. Phenomenological characterization

      2. OBEs induced by electric stimulation

      3. Explanations of OBEs and related experiences

    3. TGD inspired model for OBEs and related experiences

      1. Basic ingredients of the TGD inspired model

      2. Questions

      3. A more detail model for OBEs

      4. The relationship of EMDR experiences to OBEs

      5. Dark matter hierarchy, zero energy ontology, negentropic entanglement, OBEs

      6. The role of the magnetic body in the case of other brain functions

    4. The interpretation of my own OBE type experiences in terms of the proposed model

      1. Visual experiences and kinesthetic sensations

      2. OBE type auditory sensations

      3. OBEs associated with "Great Experiences"



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      Appendix

    1. Basic properties of CP2

      1. CP2 as a manifold

      2. Metric and Kähler structures of CP2

      3. Spinors in CP2

      4. Geodesic sub-manifolds of CP2

    2. CP2 geometry and standard model symmetries

      1. Identification of the electro-weak couplings

      2. Discrete symmetries

    3. Basic facts about induced gauge fields

      1. Induced gauge fields for space-times for which CP2 projection is a geodesic sphere

      2. Space-time surfaces with vanishing em, Z0, or Kähler fields

    4. p-Adic numbers and TGD

      1. p-Adic number fields

      2. Canonical correspondence between p-adic and real numbers



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