Saw an interesting video about Panpsychism:
David brought up an interesting problem… integration of consciousness into a whole. I have also been a proponent of what is called Process Philosophy (though not by name, I did not know it was an actual philosophy till reading about it and googling it very recently).
In my opinion, I believe that consciousness, like the universe, energy, matter and life are foundational. They build upon each other in a process.
In other words out of one comes the other. They are not emergent. In other words it is dependent origination.
You do not have a body, you are your body. All parts of your body communicate with each other either chemically, or via nerve impulses to create what you perceive as one entity. The consciousness that is you. The Brain is the information processing, memory storage, and probability generator organ.
Some interesting links that are suggestive of that:
- Biologists discover bacteria communicate like neurons in the brain
- Social yeast cells prefer to work with close relatives to make our beer, bread and wine
- A ‘nervous system’ for ant colonies? Colony responds to predation simulation as a ‘superorganism’
- The Enteric Nervous System
- Does the bacteria in your gut impact your intelligence?
- Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?
- Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses
- Blindsight: The Strangest Form Of Consciousness
- Discovery of quantum vibrations in ‘microtubules’ inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness
- Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory
Other Research on Consciousness:
Neural cytoskeleton capabilities for learning and memory
Consciousness as a State of Matter
The Emergence of Consciousness in the Quantum Universe
Quantum Mechanics Of Consciousness
Quantum Non-Locality and Universe
Emergent Consciousness: From the Early Universe to Our Mind
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Anesthesia Points to Deeper Level ‘Quantum Channels’ as Origins of Consciousness
Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory