SciRePrints

Egoyan, Alexander (2017) Explanation of Qualia and Self-Awareness Using Elastic Membrane Concept. The General Science Journal . ISSN ISSN ISSN 1916-5382

[img]
Preview
PDF (The scientific explanation of qualia and phenomenal experiences) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

226Kb

Official URL: http://gsjournal.net/

Abstract

In this work we show that our self-awareness and perception may be successfully explained using two dimensional holistic structures with closed topology embedded into our brains - elastic membranes. These membranes are able to preserve their structure during conscious processes. Their elastic oscillations may be associated with our perceptions, where the frequency of the oscillations is responsible for the perception of different colors, sounds and other stimuli, while the amplitude of the oscillations is responsible for the feeling of a distance. According to the model the squeezed regions of a membrane correspond to the brain zones involved into awareness and attention. The model may be useful for prediction, explanation and interpretation of various conscious phenomena.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Perception; elastic membrane; elastic vibrations; qualia; multidimensional geometry; multidimensional physics; the hard problem of consciousness; consciousness.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > Q0 Interdisciplinary sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QC Physics > QC01 Quantum mechanics
Q Science > QC Physics
References:
1. Bell, J. L. (1998). A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysis. Cambridge University Press.

2. Chalmers, D. (1995). Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (3). (pp. 200–219).

3. Chalmers, D. (1996). The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. New York: Oxford University Press.

4. Clark, A. & Chalmers D. (1998). The extended mind. Analysis 58: 7-19.

5. Egoyan, A. (2005). The Role of Physics in Science Integration. Albert Einstein Century International Conference, UNESCO, Paris (pp. 12-17).

6. Egoyan, A. (2009). Historical Reasons and Possible Ways of the New Scientific Synthesis. XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest, Hungary (p. 649).

7. Egoyan, A. (2011). Elastic Membrane Based Model of Human Perception. Toward a Science of Consciousness 2011 International Conference, Stockholm (p. 130).

8. Egoyan, A. (2011). Smooth Infinitesimal Analysis Based Model of Multidimensional Geometry. The General Science Journal.

9. Egoyan, A. (2012). The Conceptual Basis for Multidimensional Physics. The General Science Journal.

10. Egoyan, A. (2013). A Possible Solution to the Hard Problem of Consciousness Using Multidimensional Approach. The General Science Journal.

11. Egoyan, A. (2015). The Geometry and Physics of the Multidimensional World. Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015 International Conference, Helsinki (p. 324).

12. Egoyan, A. (2015). Instantaneous Correlations of Gravitational Curvature and their Role in the Brain Processes. Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015 International Conference, Helsinki (p. 330).

13. Harnad, S. (1995). Why and How We Are Not Zombies. Journal of Consciousness Studies 1 (pp. 164-167).

14. Hameroff, S. (2007). The Brain is Both Neurocomputer and Quantum Computer. Cognitive Science 31:1035-1045.

15. Hameroff, S. & Penrose, R. (1996). Conscious Events as Orchestrated Space-Time Selections, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 3(1):36-53.

16. Nagel, T. (1974). What Is It Like to Be a Bat? The Philosophical Review 83 (4). doi:10.2307/2183914 (pp. 436-450).

17. Penrose, R. (1989). The Emperor's New Mind. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-198-51973-7.

18. Schrödinger, E. (1992). What is Life? Cambridge University Press, Canto Edition, ISBN 0-521-42708-8 (p. 154).

ID Code:338
Deposited By:Professor Alexander Egoyan
Deposited On:23 Feb 2017 12:17
Last Modified:23 Feb 2017 12:17

Repository Staff Only: item control page