The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"

The Interpretation of the Human Brain

Over its first century of existence, Quantum Physics has been the subject of countless “interpretations”. Its implications (that reality is created by the observer, that everything is connected all the time, that the universe is run by randomness) sound “odd” and therefore require that someone “interprets” them for the human mind.

However, one could look at the problem from the opposite viewpoint: what is it in the human brain that makes Quantum Physics look so odd? Maybe there is nothing to interpret in Quantum Physics, but there is something to interpret in the human brain. Maybe another brain would not find Quantum Physics so odd, and it would in fact see the world exactly the way Quantum Physics presents it (with objects in multiple positions at the same time and with everything in the universe connected all the time). The human brain has a “cognitive closure”. Just like any other brain, there are things that our brain just cannot do. We cannot see or hear frequencies that other animals can see and hear. There is probably an infinite number of things that our brain just cannot do, because it was not designed for them. Maybe understanding Quantum Physics is one of the many things that our brain just cannot do.


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