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Solving the “Hard Problem”: Consciousness as an Intrinsic Property of Magnetic Fields

Todd Murphy


The “hard problem,” the question of the physical basis of consciousness, finds a solution in the hypothesis that consciousness is an attribute of magnetic fields, and that complex consciousness (which can include ‘self-awareness’, intelligence, or social interaction) is based on its integration with the neural electrical system. This hypothesis simplifies the local vs. non-local question, redefines “mind-body” dualism, as well as possibly resolving the anomaly of unpredictably sophisticated behavior in anencephalics. One of its consequences is a rejection of behaviorism and solipsism. Difficulties in falsification and approaches to corroboration are discussed, as well as challenges that face a rigorous working definition of the phenomenon, essential for experimental validation.

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ISSN: 2153-8212