DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.9.1258

Psychophysical Interpretation and Conscious Observation in Quantum Field Theory

Rajat Kumar Pradhan

Abstract


Appealing to subject-object duality, we investigate using psychophysical parallelism, the problem of Consciousness in relation to Quantum Field Theory to look for avenues for a consciousness-based unification of Quantum Theory with Special Relativity, and therefore, of all scientific knowledge of the observed physical universe. The implications of such an approach for most of the outstanding unsolved problems in Physics are briefly discussed and several possible objections to the Psychophysical interpretations are addressed.

Keywords


Transactional interpretation, Psychophysical interpretation, Quantum field theory, Arrow of time, Time reversal.

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