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A New Theory of Consciousness: The Missing Link - Organization

De Luca, A Tony and Stephens, Newman L (2010) A New Theory of Consciousness: The Missing Link - Organization. [Journal (Paginated)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

What is consciousness and what is the missing link between the sensory input and the cortical centre in the brain for consciousness? In the literature there are more than a million pages written about consciousness. The perspectives range from the field of metaphysics to those of quantum mechanics. However, no one today has produced a theory which is universally accepted. Consciousness is “something” which the majority of humans know that they posses, they use it when they want to understand their environment. However, no individual human knows whether other humans also posses consciousness. unless some tests such as she is looking at me, he is talking etc., are performed. We are caught in an intellectual sort of recursive carousel – we need consciousness to understand consciousness. To understand consciousness we have to understand the mechanism of its function, which is to effectively organize sensory inputs from our environment. Consciousness is the outcome of the process of organizing these sensory inputs. This implies that organization is an act which precedes consciousness. Since every activity in nature is to organize/disorganize, what is the element which compels this action? I am proposing that just like energy is the physical element that causes action, there is another physical element I have called it NASCIUM which has the capacity to cause organization. This is the missing link. Understanding the nature of organization, i.e. nascium, will enhance our capability to understand consciousness.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Perception Awareness Consciousness Nascium
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
ID Code:7022
Deposited By:De Luca, Tony
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 04:50
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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