Progress during last year in TGD III: consciousness and quantum biology
From the point of view of physicalism biology and neuroscience can be seen as gigantic collections of anomalies and a treasure trove for a theoretician with an open mind. By its inherent fractality TGD predicts new physics in all scales and the new view about quantum jump and predicts mechanisms of macroscopic quantum coherence make the attempts to explain these anomalies irresistible.
TGD inspired theory of consciousness
The key problem of TGD inspired theory of consciousness has been from the beginning the relationship between geometric time and subjective time assigned to the sequence of quantum jumps with quantum jump identified as moment of consciousness. Zero energy ontology poses powerful constraints on the picture and it is now possible to understand how the arrow of geometric time is induced both at the space-time level and the level of imbedding space.
The resulting vision is in conflict with the existing belief system identifying these two times and known to lead to paradoxes. Situation is same as in the case of revolution implied by special relativity: effects like time dilation were highly counter intuitive in the world view which assumed absolute time.
The identification of precise mechanism for what dualist would cal matter mind interaction are also important and the proposed crazy explanation of the reported psychokinetic effects on bits sequences stored in computer memory could apply also to living matter.
- The mystery of time again
- Quantum dynamics for the moduli associated with CDs and the arrow of geometric time
- Two attempts to understand PK
The notion of magnetic body
The concept of magnetic body derives from the identification of classical fields in terms of induced gauge potentials and topological field quantization. The hierarchy of Planck constants predicts hierarchy of macrocopically quantum coherent phases assigned with the magnetic bodies. The dynamics of the magnetic body includes phase transitions changing the value of Planck constant and thus inducing change of quantum lengths and reconnections of flux tubes changing the topology of the web formed by the flux tubes. These universal mechanisms allow completely new insights to bio-catalysis, to the ability of biomolecules to find themselves in the dense molecular soup, and on the synchrony of bio-chemical reactions. One obtains also a concrete realization for the idea about living matter as a hologram.
- DC currents of Becker: part I
- DC currents of Becker: part II
- DC currents of Becker: part III
- Negentropic entanglement, metabolism, and acupuncture
- Could magnetic flux tubes make possible effective holograms
- DNA, speech, music, and ordinary sound
- Magnetic body, DNA replication, and mitosis
- TGD inspired view about water memory
- Some considerations relating to the dynamics of quasicrystals
Negentropic entanglement and life in the intersection of matter and mind
The notion of negentropic entanglement encourages the identification of life as something residing in the intersection of realities and p-adicities ("matter and mind"). From TGD viewpoint biology and neurosciences become treasure troves of anomalies with precise data. EEG and its various variants generalize to fractal hierarchies in frequency domain and can be interpreted as a tool for communications between biological and magnetic body. Paranormal phenomena (or whatever word one wants to use) turn out to have an explanation in terms of the mechanisms used by the magnetic body to control biological body and receive sensory input from it.
Metabolism has an interpretation as a manner to transfer or generate negentropic entanglement serving as a quantum correlate of conscious information.
- Quantum view about metabolism
- How to build a quantum computer from magnetic flux tubes?
- The study of photosynthesis reveals new physics
- Metabolic energy, ATP, and negentropic entanglement
Models for DNA and genetic code
I have done considerable work to develop speculative models about DNA based on the notion of magnetic body. For instance, the model for DNA as a topological quantum computer relies on the assumption that DNA nucleotides and lipids of cell membrane are connected by magnetic flux tubes whose braiding defines the programs of resulting topological quantum computer. This is just a one particular example since flux tube connections would quite generally make living system to behave as a coherent whole and braiding would realized both tqc programs and memory.