I promise I won’t continue to do this, but I just want to ensure that the “millions and millions” of non-existent readers know that I have started another blog and that this one has a new central theme.
The idea that quantum physics is not only relevant to consciousness or the “mind” is pretty widely known. After all, in addition to a plethora of popular books by authors with questionable expertise and/or knowledge, eminent physicists such as Sir Roger Penrose and Henry Stapp have supported this idea. This post isn’t about quantum theories of mind (which I don’t find persuasive). It’s about a large number of papers that begin by making this distinction, e.g., “We note that this article is not about the application of quantum physics to brain physiology.”; “In our approach “quantumness of mind” has no direct relation to the fact that the brain (as any physical body) is composed of quantum particles”; etc.
Simply put, the idea is that cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, etc., should use the mathematical framework, notation, and terminology found in quantum physics (in particular, quantum mechanics) to model thinks like decisions, opinions…
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