Danko Georgiev earned his M.D. from Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. He obtained a Ph.D. from Kanazawa University, Japan, in 2008 following his research in the area of neuronal differentiation. From 2009 to 2011 he was awarded JSPS Post Doctoral Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Currently he is a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Kanazawa University. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology since 2007, member of the Japan Neuroscience Society since 2010, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience since 2010.
Mind Efforts, Quantum Zeno Effect and Environmental Decoherence
In this article we present the mathematical formalism of Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE) and explain how the QZE arises from suppression of coherent evolution due to external strong probing action. Then we prove that the model advocated by Henry Stapp, in which mind efforts are able to exert QZE upon brain states, is not robust against environmental decoherence if the mind is supposed not to violate the Born rule and to act only locally at the brain. The only way for Stapp to patch his proposal would require postulation of mind efforts acting globally on the brain and the entangled environment, which would be regression to a theory predicting paranormal Psi effects. Our argument, taken together with the lack of scientifically valid confirmation of paranormal Psi effects such as telekinesis, imply that Stapp’s model does not have the potential to assist neuroscientists in resolving the mind-brain puzzle.