The Mind/Brain Problem and Perception in Terms of Discrete Quantum Mechanics (DQM)

  •  Kullervo Rainio    


This article is interdisciplinary. It aims to show that we are able, on the basis of discrete quantum mechanics
(DQM), to build mathematical models not only for quantum evolution processes but also for processes of mind
systems and, particularly, for their interaction. Thus, the solution of the mind/brain problem that Eccles has
proposed in his theory of exocytosis is treated by giving it a mathematical form. The key assumption is that
quantum systems interact through vector interferences. Eccles’ theory is enlarged and made more exact using a
discrete quantum mechanical model for the perception. This is also applied to the gestalt structuring process; in
particular, the process concerning the gestalt forming of certain reversible (ambiguous) figures is analyzed and
the model compared to empirical data.

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