Human consciousness is supported by dynamic complex patterns of brain signal coordination

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Science Advances  06 Feb 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 2, eaat7603
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat7603

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    • Arturo Tozzi, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Nonlinear Science, University of North Texas

    Arturo Tozzi
    Center for nonlinear Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA

    The noteworthy claim that consciousness rests on the brain’s ability to sustain rich brain dynamics, together with other recent influential papers, points towards the conscious brain as an assembly of functional paths and trajectories taking place on multidimensional manifolds, rather than the standard three-dimensional (plus time) Euclidean space [1-2]. For example, novel mathematical weapons such as big data approaches and innovative computational tools suggest that, when I see a cat, I mentally perceive not just the three-dimensional image of the real cat in front of me, but also its multidimensional features (e.g., emotional: “how tender!”, cognitive: “this is a Feline”, and so on). Models of multidimensional brain activities on different curvatures (either toroidal, or hyperbolic) offer a large conceptual module encompassing all the branches of neuroscience, including human diseases. The idea of higher-order, hidden dimensional brain dynamics stands for a promising tool to understand both normative and abnormal neuronal functioning. The novel multi-dimensional approaches are useful in the assessment of countless brain activities, from perceptions to consciousness and memory, from emotions to probabilistic reasoning, and so on...

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    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • RE: Concept of Absolutism – Comments on the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanism

    “Albert Einstein was certainly the greatest physicist of the 20th century” although he made some mistakes (1). The Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanism have been proposed more than a hundred years, but there are incompatibilities between Relativity and some of the fundamental assumptions of quantum theory (2). Many natural situations are still hard to be explained well in science (3), such as black hole (4), dark matter and dark energy (5), quantum entanglement and uncertainty principle (6), for it there is Albert Einstein’s words: “God does not play with dice”, Newton's bucket experiment (7), and human consciousness (8), for instance, brain for flight control of unmanned aerial vehicle (9), etc. In the folk, there are many cases that are difficult to be scientifically explained, for example, Chinese acupuncture (10) and Biological Holographic Law (11), Chinese Tai Chi and Qigong (12), reincarnation (13), telepathy (14), soul (15), etc. The reason is that contemporary physics is based on the human vision and cognition to think the world and universe, not based on nature. Therefore, the concept of Absolutism is proposed to explain these issues which is proposed on nature itself and its intrinsic property. The axioms of Absolutism will be:
    • Axiom I. The mass of a body goes from zero to infinite.
    • Axiom II. The movement velocity of an object goes from zero to infinite, and no matter what velocity, is always wave-particle duality.
    • Axiom III. Al...

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