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Comparison of Integrated Information Theory & TGD Inspired Consciousness Theory

Matti Pitkanen


In this article, Integrated Information Theory (IIT) is compared to the TGD based consciousness theory relying on new physics. At classical level, this new physics involves the view about space-time and fields. At quantum level, it involves Zero Energy Ontology (ZEO) and the notion of causal diamond (CD) defining 4-D perceptive field of self, p-adic physics as physics of cognition and imagination and the fusion of real and various p-adic physics to adelic physics, strong form of holography (SH) implying that 2-D string world sheets and partonic surfaces serve as \blockquote{space-time genes}, and the hierarchy of Planck constants making possible macroscopic quantum coherence. There are similairities between IIT and TGD at general structural level, but also profound differences. TGD predicts restricted pan-psychism. Negentropic entanglement (NE) is the TGD counterpart for the integrated information. The combinatiorial structure of NE gives rise to quantal complexity. Mechanisms correspond to 4-D self-organization patterns with self-organization interpreted in 4-D sense in ZEO. The decomposition of system to two parts such that this decomposition can give rise to a maximal negentropy gain in state function reduction is also involved but yields two independent selves. Engineering of conscious systems from simpler basic building blocks is predicted. Indeed, TGD predicts infinite self-hierarchy with sub-selves identifiable as mental images. Exclusion postulate is not needed in TGD framework. Also network like structures emerge naturally as p-adic systems for which all decompositions are negentropically entangled inducing in turn corresponding real systems.

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