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Axiomathes

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 295–305 | Cite as

A Possible Connection Between Self-Consciousness and Quantum

  • Gao Shan
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Abstract

We study the possible connection between self-consciousness and quantum process. It is shown that the self-consciousness function can help to measure the collapse time of wave function under some condition, while the usual physical device without self-consciousness can't. Furthermore, we show that the observer with self-consciousness can distinguish the definite state and the superposition of definite states under some stronger condition. This provides a practical physical method to differentiate man and machine, and will also help to find the possible existence of self-consciousness in the animal kingdom. We finally give some further discussions about these new results.

quantum theory collapse of wave function self-consciousness to differentiate man and machine to test the existence of self-consciousness panpsychism 

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