He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from universities in China in 1983 and 1986 respectively. He then obtained his Ph.D. in biophysics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and J.D. from New York Law School in 1998. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is known in the small quantum mind circle for his proposal of a Spin-Mediated Consciousness Theory with his collaborator Maoxin Wu. In 2001, he proposed with his collaborator Maoxin Wu a novel mechanism of anesthetic action that says general anesthetics produce unconsciousness by perturbing oxygen pathways in neural membranes and proteins. Among his achievements, he is the proponent, in collaboration with Wu, of the oxygen pathway perturbation hypothesis that says general anesthetics produce unconsciousness by perturbing oxygen pathways in neural membranes and proteins and the spin-mediated consciousness theory that says spin is the linchpin between the mind and brain, that is, spin is the mind-pixel. Further, he has recently discovered, in collaboration with Wu, evidence of nonlocal effects of chemical substances on the brain produced through quantum entanglement and evidence of nonlocal chemical, thermal and gravitational effects which support the notion of a quantum brain and demonstrate nonlocal signaling and nonlocal gravity. He has recently also proposed, in collaboration with Wu, the principle of existence which is a theory of everything based on prespacetime (Consciousness). He is currently the President of QuantumDream, Inc., a R&D company established in 2003.
Commentary on Elio Conte's “On the Possibility that We Think in a Quantum Probabilistic Manner”
Conte shows that indeterminism, entanglement and interference in quantum mechanics can be formulated with Clifford algebra. These formulations then allows him to address possible quantum-like properties in human cognition. Conte also proposes a new logic to connect cognitive function to measurement in quantum mechanics. This new logic is based two new mathematical theorems proven by him and it is the reverse of the matrix logic proposed by von Neumann. Conte and his colleagues have also carried out important experiments demonstrating quantum-like entanglement and interference in human cognition.
Clifford algebra; Pauli matrices; indeterminism; interference; quantum mechanics; logic