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The Cosmology of Conscious Mental States (Part I)

Chris King


We explore the diversity of mental states, and examine to what extent these are both a product of specific known brain processes and yet may access a complementary aspect of existence to the cosmology of the physical universe and its natural biosystems, potentially giving mental states an existential cosmological status. The case is made that the cosmology of mental states reflect a deeper physical principle connecting quantum entanglement with the brain wave processing evolved in higher organisms to solve the computational intractability of open environmental dilemmas, which go beyond Bayesian statistics and causal prediction, into multiple nested Schrödinger cat paradoxes, hinting at a meta-evolutionary paradigm of conscious cosmological integration.

Part I of this two-part article contains: A Natural Classification of Mental States; The Physiology of Mental States; & Subjective Consciousness – What are Mental States For?

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ISSN: 2153-8212