This book results from a group meeting held at the Institute for Scientific Exchange in Torino, Italy. The central aim was for scientists to "think together" in new ways with those in the humanities inspired by quantum theory and especially quantum brain theory. These fields of inquiry have suffered conceptual estrangement but now are ripe for rapprochement, if academic parochialism is put aside. A prevalent theme of the book is a moving away from individual elements and individual actors acting upon each other, toward a coordinate hermeneutic dynamics that manifests as a coherent totality. Among the topics covered are image in photography and in neuroscience; language; time; brain and mathematics; quantum brain dynamics and quantum communication.
Foreword IX; Chapter 1 Doubling image to face the obscenity of photography 1; Nadia Prete; Chapter 2 The self-transcendence of consciousness towards its models. Consciousness as noumenal emergence: Some philosophical remarks on the Quantum Field Theory model of Giuseppe Vitiello 23; Fabrizio Desideri; Chapter 3 The unthinkable: Nonclassical theory, the unconscious mind and the quantum brain 31; Arkady Plotnitsky; Chapter 4 Mental presence and the temporal present 49; Georg Franck; Chapter 5 The psycho-emotional-physical unity of living organisms as an outcome of quantum physics 71; Emilio Del Giudice; Chapter 6 Dual mode ontology and its application to the Riemann Hypothesis 89; Gordon Globus; Chapter 7 Quantum monadology and consciousness Teruaki Nakagomi 113; Chapter 8 Quantum connectionism and the emergence of cognition Eliano Pessa 129; Chapter 9 The rheomode of language of David Bohm as a way to re-construct the access to physical reality Maxim I. Stamenov 149; Chapter 10 Can quantum analogies help us to understand the process of thought? Paavo Pylkkanen 167; Chapter 11 Information, quantum theory and the brain B. J. Hiley 199; Chapter 12 Brain and mathematics Karl H. Pribram 217; Chapter 13 Searching for the biophysics of an elementary system Martin Fleischmann 243; Chapter 14 Brain and physics of many-body problems Luigi Maria Ricciardi and Hiroomi Umezawa; (Reprinted from Kybernetik, 4, 44-48 (1967); 257; Chapter 15 Quantum Brain Dynamics and Quantum Field Theory Mari Jibu and Kunio Yasue 269; Chapter 16 Brain and Quantum Field Theory: Notes on monumental discussions presenting Quantum Field Models of brain Yasushi Takahashi and Mari Jibu 293; Chapter 17 The dissipative brain Giuseppe Vitiello 293; Name index; Subject index
Series: Advances in Consciousness Research
Number Of Pages: 364
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 0.66