Consciousness in the quantum world

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Philosophy
Topics: 
Theory of Consciousness
Keywords: 
сonsciousness, quantum mechanics, “the Quantum crystal” , mind-body problem
Deposited by: 
Ivanov E.M.
Contact email: 
ivanovem@info.sgu.ru
Date of Issue: 
2008
Authors: 
E. M. Ivanov
Editors: 
Ivanov Evgeny M.
Journal/Publication Title: 
Consciousness and physical reality
Volume: 
13
Issue Number: 
12
Page Range: 
2-17
Number of Pages: 
16
Publisher: 
Folium
Place of Publication: 
Russian Federation
ISBN: 
ISSN 1027-4357
Official URL: 
http://www.folium.ru/ru/journals/sfr/index.htm
Publish status: 
Published
Abstract: 
In this article the original development of M.B.Mensky’ ideas, stated in the article “Concept of consciousness in context of quantum mechanics” , is offered. I agree with Mensky that сonsciousness  is the same phenomenon which in the quantum theory of measurements is called state reduction or alternative selection, I believe that аlternative selection is identical to sensual perception of this alternative.Consciousness is not described by physical formalism, but it should be considered at the analysis of sensual perception of physical reality. Consciousness does not influence physical processes, but selectively influencing the process of physical reality’s perception, it creates illusion of psychophysical interaction.
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