Quantum coherence without quantum mechanics in modeling the unity of consciousness

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The primary objective of the paper is to demonstrate how the phenomenal unity of consciousness, when interpreted as a result of integrative functions of the brain can be modeled in terms of algebraic properties of the quantum-mechanical formalism detached from its physical interpretation. The model proposed here is going one step beyond extracting the formal property of quantum coherence by making the transition from the lattice theoretic formalism to more suitable and slightly more general framework of closure spaces, but this generalization is independent from the basic idea of using quantum- mechanical formalism in the explanation of possibly non-quantum-mechanical processes in the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 18
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Quantum Interaction - QI 2009 3rd International Symposium on Quantum Interaction, QI 2009 - Saarbrucken, Germany
Duration: 2009 Mar 252009 Mar 27


  • Closure space
  • Consciousness
  • Information integration processing
  • Quantum coherence
  • Quantum logic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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