The Electromagnetic Field Theory of Consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (11-12):191-223 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The electromagnetic field theory of consciousness proposes that conscious experiences are identical with certain electromagnetic patterns generated by the brain. While the theory has always acknowledged that not all of the electromagnetic patterns generated by brain activity are conscious, until now it has not been able to specify what might distinguish conscious patterns from non-conscious patterns. Here a hypothesis is proposed about the 3D shape of electromagnetic fields that are conscious, as opposed to those that are not conscious. Seven predictions arising from this hypothesis are described. Existing empirical evidence shows that four of these predictions have already been successfully tested. Requirements for experimental testing of the other three are discussed.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,726

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Difficulties with the electromagnetic field theory of consciousness.Susan Pockett - 2002 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (4):51-56.
The CEMI Field Theory Closing the Loop.Johnjoe McFadden - 2013 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 20 (1-2):1-2.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-10-27

Downloads
178 (#113,601)

6 months
16 (#218,342)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?