DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.1.881

Mind and Tachyons: Six-dimensional Special Relativity - Tachyons may inform us about our future

Syamala D Hari


This is another article in a series proposing that memory and thought in our brains consist of tachyons. During the 1970’s and later, tachyon physicists found six-dimensional special relativity with three space and three time dimensions, more suitable for the description of tachyons than the conventional four-dimensional special relativity. In six-dimensional relativity, events observable by a subluminal observer and those by a superluminal observer are located on two different four-dimensional Minkowski-spacetimes in the higher dimensional spacetime. If one assumes that information in the mind of a sentient observer consists of tachyons then the observer’s brain and mind play the roles respectively of a subluminal and a superluminal agent, whenever he/she observes an external material object or an internal thought, emotion, etc. Six-dimensional special relativity then implies that the spacetime of the physical world and the spacetime of phenomenal information of the individual are different four-dimensional Minkowski sheets embedded in the six-dimensional spacetime. Interestingly, this conclusion is compatible with the Material Dualism or Extended Materialism proposed by modern scientists, John Smythies, Bernard Carr, and others who think that physical world and phenomenal world contain two different kinds of matter in relative motion and are located in two different cross-sections of a higher dimensional spacetime that includes at least one more dimension of time than the conventional four-dimensional special relativity. In six-dimensional special relativity, it is possible for tachyons to pass information about likely future states of a subluminal observer to the observer without violating causality. This feature of tachyons together with our hypothesis that intention, will, or volition all consist of tachyons, would explain why the unconscious neural activity called readiness potential precedes awareness of will/intention in the context of volitional or goal-oriented actions.


Six-dimensional special relativity; Quantum brain; Tachyons; Conscious and unconscious thought; Material dualism; Extended Materialism; final cause; Libet paradoxes; Extra time dimensions

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