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On the Objections against TGD Inspired View of Qualia

Matti Pitkanen


In the TGD framework, state function reduction is identified as a moment of consciousness. The basic objection against the identification is that sensory mental images have a finite duration. One can imagine two ways of identifying qualia: as an outcome of quantum measurement or in terms of a change/transfer of quantum numbers. Both the resolution of the objection and the two alternative identifications of qualia will be discussed in the context provided by the recent view of TGD. For definiteness, the discussion will be restricted to color qualia since it provides an opportunity to discuss how the new physics predicted by TGD would be involved with qualia.

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