DOI: 10.14704/nq.2014.12.1.724

Consciousness and Perception in Higher-Dimensional Quantum Space-time

Philip Carter

Abstract


A higher-dimensional space-time model is proposed, accounting for nonlocal quantum phenomena while embracing Special Relativity as a limiting case. The Aspect and Megidish experiments are explained within this space-time framework. Time is understood as spatial motion relative to higher dimensions, offering the degrees of freedom demanded by nonlocal effects along with a consistent milieu for Kaluza’s 5-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory. Special Relativity and quantum mechanics converge in the higher dimensions to yield the origins of mass while providing a geometrical mechanism relating mass and space-time curvature (gravity). A consciousness model is introduced within the higher-dimensional space-time framework, integrating elements of physics, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics. Evidence from dreams is shown to correspond to both the physical model and the consciousness model. A theory of perception is presented on the foregoing basis.

Keywords


consciousness; quantum mechanics; wavefunction; relativity; nonlocality; entanglement; space; time; spacetime; mind; perception; qualia; dreams; branes; imaginary dimensions; higher dimensions

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