Consciousness as a phenomenon in the operational architectonics of brain organization: Criticality and self-organization considerations
I received an interesting article by brothers Fingelkurts (Andrew and Alexander) and Carlos Neves to be published in Chaos, Solitons \& Fractals (to appear here). The title of the article is Consciousness as a phenomenon in the operational architectonics of brain organization: Criticality and self-organization considerations.
Already on basis of the title it is clear that article is interesting also from the point of view of Topological Geometrodynamics (TGD) (for overview see Topological Geometrodynamics: an Overview, especially the part II), where quantum criticality replaces thermodynamical criticality as a basic characteristic of the Universe dictating uniquely the dynamics fixing the geometry of the "world of classical worlds" (WCW) consisting of 3- surfaces in certain 8-dimensional space-time. Quantum criticality is also central in TGD inspired theory of consciousness and the basic picture is roughly the same as in OA model. The chapter Comparison of TGD Inspired Theory of Consciousness with Some Other Theories of Consciousness might help to get an overview about TGD inspired theory of consciousness.
Quantum self-organization is second key element of TGD inspired theory of consciousness and corresponds to a cascade of quantum jumps proceeding from level of given causal diamond (CD) defined as intersection of future and past directed light-cones of 4-D Minkowski space to shorter scales (sub-CDs, their sub-CDs, etc..). Quantum jump corresponds to a state function reduction at either boundary of CD and have interpretation as sensory perception and motor action (time reversed sensory perception). CD is identified as geometric correlate for "spotlight of consciousness".
In this article and also in the chapter "Quantum Model of EEG" of "TGD and EEG" I summarize the basic concepts and ideas of the article and compare them with TGD approach to consciousness. There is also a section devoted to quantum criticality in TGD Universe. The approach is certainly TGD centred and I can only apologize this.