Mindful Universe

Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer

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ISBN: 978-3-642-18075-0 (Print) 978-3-642-18076-7 (Online)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Science, Consciousness and Human Values

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 11-15

    Human Knowledge as the Foundation of Science

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 17-27

    Actions, Knowledge, and Information

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 29-32

    Nerve Terminals and the Need to Use Quantum Theory

  6. Book Chapter

    Pages 33-34

    Templates for Action

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 35-39

    The Physical Effectiveness of Conscious Will and the Quantum Zeno Effect

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 41-45

    Support from Contemporary Psychology

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 47-50

    Application to Neuropsychology

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 51-53

    Roger Penrose’s Theory and Quantum Decoherence

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 55-63

    Non-Orthodox Versions of Quantum Theory and the Need for Process 1

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 65-77

    The Basis Problem in Many-Worlds Theories

  13. Book Chapter

    Pages 79-84

    Despised Dualism

  14. Book Chapter

    Pages 85-98

    Whiteheadian Quantum Ontology

  15. Book Chapter

    Pages 99-117

    Interview

  16. Book Chapter

    Pages 119-137

    Consciousness and the Anthropic Questions

  17. Book Chapter

    Pages 139-143

    Impact of Quantum Mechanics on Human Values

  18. Book Chapter

    Pages 145-152

    Placebo: A Clinically Significant Quantum Effect

  19. Book Chapter

    Pages 153-160

    Science-Based Discussion of Free Will

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 161-213