Cogprints

Spin as Primordial Self-Referential Process Driving Quantum Mechanics, Spacetime Dynamics and Consciousness

Hu, Huping and Wu, Maoxin (2003) Spin as Primordial Self-Referential Process Driving Quantum Mechanics, Spacetime Dynamics and Consciousness. [Preprint]

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF
115Kb

Abstract

We have recently theorized that consciousness is intrinsically connected to quantum mechanical spin since said spin is embedded in the microscopic structure of spacetime and is more fundamental than spacetime itself, that is, spin is the “mind-pixel.” Applying these ideas to the particular structures and dynamics of the brain, we have developed a qualitative model of quantum consciousness. In this paper, we express our fundamental view that spin is a primordial self-referential process driving quantum mechanics, spacetime dynamics and consciousness. To justify such a view, we will draw support from existing literatures, discuss from a reductionist perspective the essential properties said spin should possess as mind-pixel and explore further the nature of spin to see whether said properties are present. Our conclusion is that these properties are indeed endowed to spin by Nature. One of the implications from our fundamental view is that the probabilistic structure of quantum mechanics is due to the self-referential collapse of spin state that is contextual, non-local, non-computable and irreversible. Therefore, a complete theory of the self-referential spin process is necessarily semantic, that is, it should be based on internally meaningful information.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:spin, mind, self-reference, consciousness, quantum mechanics, spacetime dynamics
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:2827
Deposited By:Hu, Dr. Huping
Deposited On:12 Mar 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

References in Article

Select the SEEK icon to attempt to find the referenced article. If it does not appear to be in cogprints you will be forwarded to the paracite service. Poorly formated references will probably not work.

Aerts, D., Broekaet, J. and Smets, S. (1999), ‘A quantum structure description of the liar paradox’, Int’l J. Theor. Phys., 37, p. 291.

Aerts, D. et al. (2000), ‘Intrinsic contextuality as the crux of consciousness’,

http://cogprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/archive/00000974/.

Baez, J. C. (1998), ‘Spin foam models’, Class.Quant.Grav., 15, pp. 1827-1858.

Barut, A. O. and Zanghi (1984), Phys. Rev. Lett., 52, p. 2009.

Bogan, J. R. (2002), ‘Spin: the classical to quantum connection’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0212110.

Bohm, D. and Hiley, B. J. (1984), ‘Generalisation of the twistor to Clifford algebras as a basis for geometry’, Revista Brasilera de Fisica, Vol. Especial Os 70, anos de Mario Schonberg, pp. 1-26.

Bohm, D. and Hiley, B. J. (1993), The Undivided Universe (London: Routledge).

Budinich, P. (2001), ‘From the geometry of pure spinors with their division algebra to fermions’s physics’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0102049.

Cahill, R. T. (2002), ‘Process physics: from quantum foam to general relativity’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0203015.

Castagnoli, G. and Finkelstein, D. R. (2001), ‘Quantum statistical computation’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0111120.

Chalmers, D. (1996), The Conscious Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Churchland, P.S. and Sejnowski, T. J. (1993), The Computational Brain, 2d. ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Crane, L. (2001), ‘A new approach to the geometrization of matter’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0110060.

Crick, F. (1994), The Astonishing Hypothesis (New York: Simon & Schuster).

Dirac, P. A. M. (1928), ‘The quantum theory of the electron’, Proc. R. Soc. A , 117, pp. 610-624.

Donald, M. J. (1990), ‘Quantum theory and the brain’, Proc. R. Soc. A., 427, pp. 43-93.

Edelman, G. M. (1989), The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness (New York: Basic Books).

Esposito, S. (1999), ‘On the role of spin in quantum mechanics’, Found. Phys. Lett., 12, p.165.

Finkelstein, D. R. (2002), ‘Spin, statatistics, space-time.’ http://www.physics.gatech.edu/people/faculty/finkelstein/spin_notes.pdf.

Freeman, A. (2001), The Emergence of Consciousness (Imprint Academic)

Galiautdinov, A. A. (2002), ‘Quantum theory of elementary process (Ph.D. These)’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0203263.

Goguen, J. A. (2002), ‘Consciousness studies’, in: Encyclopedia of Science and religion (Macmilan Reference).

Hameroff, S. and Penrose, R. (1996), ‘Conscious events as orchestrated spacetime selections’, J. Conscious Stud., 3, pp.36-53.

Hestenes, D. (1983), ‘Quantum mechanics from self-interaction’, Found. Physics, 15, pp. 63-87.

‘tHooft, G. (2002), ‘Determinism beneath quantum mechanics’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-th/0212095.

Hofstadter, D. R. (1979), Goedel, Escher, Bach (New York: Basic Books).

Hu, H. and Wu, M. (2002a), ‘Spin-mediated consciousness theory: possible roles of oxygen unpaired electronic spins and neural membrane nuclear spin ensemble in memory and consciousness’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0208068.

Hu, H. and Wu, M. (2002b), ‘Spin-mediated consciousness theory: an approach based on pan-protopsychism’, http://cogprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/archive/00002579/.

Julsgaard, B., Kozhekin, A. and Polzik, E. S. (2001), ‘Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects’, Nature, 413, pp. 400-403.

Khitrin, A. K., Ermakov, V. L. and Fung, B. M. (2002a), ‘Cluster of dipolar coupled spins as a quantum memory storage’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0202035.

Khitrin, A. K., Ermakov, V. L. and Fung, B. M. (2002b), ‘NMR molecular photography’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0208136.

Khrennikov, A. (2002), ‘On the cognitive experiments to test quantum-like behaviour of mind’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0205092.

Kiehn, R. M. (1999), ‘An extension to Bohm’s quantum theory to include non-gradient potentials and the production of nanometer vortices’, http://www22.pair.com/csdc/pdf/bohmplus.pdf.

Mikovic, A. (2001), ‘Spin foam models of matter coupled to gravity’, http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0108099.

Newman, T. E. (2002), ‘On a classical, geometric origin of magnetic moments, spin-angular momentum and the Dirac gyromagnetic ratio’, Phys. Rev., 65D, p. 104005.

Nielsen, M. A. and Chuang, I. L. (2000), Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Pauli, W. (1927), ‘Zur quantenmechanik des magnetischen elektrons’, Z. Phys., 43, pp. 601-623.

Penrose, R. (1960), ‘A spinor approach to general relativity’, Ann. Phys., 10, p. 171.

Penrose, R. (1967), ‘Twistor algebra’, J. Math. Phys., 8, p. 345.

Penrose, R. (1989), The Emperor’s New Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Penrose, R. (1994), Shadows of the Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Salesi, G. and Recami, E. (1998), ‘Hydrodynamics of spinning particles’, Phys. Rev. A, 57, p. 98.

Searle, J. (1992), The Rediscovery of the Mind (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Sidharth, B. G. (2001a), ‘Issues and ramifications in quantized fractal space-time: an interface with quantum superstrings’, Chaos Solitons Fractals, 12, pp. 1449-1457.

Sidharth, B. G. (2001b), Chaotic Universe (New York: Nova Science).

Smolin, L. (2001), Three Roads to Quantum Gravity (New York: Basic Books).

Stapp. H. P. (1993), Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics (New York: Springer-Verlag).

Tomonaga, S. (1997), The Story of Spin - Translated by Oka, T. (Chicago: The Univeristy Press of Chicago).

Metadata

Repository Staff Only: item control page