Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 425–451 | Cite as

Quantum information, oscillations and the psyche

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In this paper, taking the theory of quantum information as a model, we consider the human unconscious, pre-consciousness and consciousness as sets of quantum bits (qubits). We view how there can be communication between these various qubit sets. In doing this we are inspired by the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance. In this way we build a model of handling a mental qubit with the help of pulses of a mental field. Starting with an elementary interaction between two qubits we build two-qubit quantum logic gates that allow information to be transferred from one qubit to the other. In this manner we build a quantum process that permits consciousness to “read” the unconscious and vice versa. The elementary interaction, e.g. between a pre-consciousness qubit and a consciousness one, allows us to predict the time evolution of the pre-consciousness + consciousness system in which pre-consciousness and consciousness are quantum entangled. This time evolution exhibits Rabi oscillations that we name mental Rabi oscillations. This time evolution shows how for example the unconscious can influence consciousness. In a process like mourning the influence of the unconscious on consciousness, as the influence of consciousness on the unconscious, are in agreement with what is observed in psychiatry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes EnergiesUniversities Paris VI and VIIParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Physicist at CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Mental Development Psychiatry Unit-Adult Psychiatry Service, Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospitals of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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