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Why We Need a New Whole Approach Into the Study of Consciousness

Javier García-Castro, Siva Prasad Kodukula


After almost four centuries of philosophical and scientific research concerning the study of consciousness, it seems that it is time to step forward. We cannot have a formal definition of consciousness mainly because we still do not have a complete theory of it. Theories about consciousness abound, but we are still not sure about its ontological and epistemological ground. Thus, a new hypothesis based on quantum mechanics is presented in this paper. This new hypothesis states that consciousness does exist, that it is not a fundamental property of the entire universe and that conscious experience emerges by transformation from mind (‘‘jeeton’’) to matter (‘graviton’), just like many other physical phenomena such as light, heat, sound or, color. Although this hypothesis is already based in empirical evidence, new experimental designs must be addressed to further increase our knowledge about consciousness and its relation to reality and subjective experience.

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ISSN: 2153-8212