Quantum and Multidimensional Explanations in a Neurobiological Context of Mind

Korf, J., Aug-2015, In : Neuroscientist. 21, 4, p. 345-355 11 p.

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This article examines the possible relevance of physical-mathematical multidimensional or quantum concepts aiming at understanding the (human) mind in a neurobiological context. Some typical features of the quantum and multidimensional concepts are briefly introduced, including entanglement, superposition, holonomic, and quantum field theories. Next, we consider neurobiological principles, such as the brain and its emerging (physical) mind, evolutionary and ontological origins, entropy, syntropy/neg-entropy, causation, and brain energy metabolism. In many biological processes, including biochemical conversions, protein folding, and sensory perception, the ubiquitous involvement of quantum mechanisms is well recognized. Quantum and multidimensional approaches might be expected to help describe and model both brain and mental processes, but an understanding of their direct involvement in mental activity, that is, without mediation by molecular processes, remains elusive. More work has to be done to bridge the gap between current neurobiological and physical-mathematical concepts with their associated quantum-mind theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2015


  • mind, matter dualism, quantum brain models, isoenergetic brain, potential brain energy, mental emergence, holonomic brain, HARD PROBLEM, CONSCIOUSNESS, BRAIN, MECHANICS, NEUROSCIENCE, INFORMATION, COMPLEXITY, UNIVERSE, STATES, ORCH

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