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Sub-quantum Phenomena & Brain-Mind Problem

Iona Miller


The brain-mind problem is also known as the mind-body problem and by extension mind-matter. How the mind relates to the brain has classically been discussed in terms of monism and dualism - that the mind and brain are one or that the mind and brain are separate. It has long been suggested that the brain functions as a sort of transducer from the universal to the particular. Quantum and sub-quantal phenomena may play an important part in the brain's transducer function. Further, our physical theories and narratives, rooted in philosophical notions about the interface of psyche and matter, also serve a symbolic function. If the unconscious is a magical powerhouse that speaks in symbols, our notion of the unconscious is also a symbol of the power of the primal field.

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ISSN: 2153-8212