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Proposed Explanation of the Phi Phenomenon from a Basic Neural Viewpoint
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Theoretical Chemistry. (Erkki Brändas)
2015 (English)In: Quantum Biosystems, ISSN 1970-223X, Vol. 6, no 1, 160-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A first principle representation of integrated quantum thermal correlations of autaptic neurons associated with conscious brain mechanisms is proposed – the former termed the retinoid system by Trehub. Within this formulation, one descends on a set of unitary transformations yielding generic symmetries of the reduced neuronal dynamics illustrating the projection of the abstract degrees of freedom onto 3D space. The actual spatio-temporal symmetry suggests a general mirroring interpretation of the autapse as given by the structure of the neuronal network. The theory prompts a motif for the abundance of chemical synapses from a neuron onto itself and provides a simple explanation of the phi phenomenon and the Necker cube optical illusion.

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New electronic Journal in Quantum Science , 2015. Vol. 6, no 1, 160-171 p.
Keyword [en]
quantum mechanics, density matrix, thermalization, heuristic self-locus, Poisson statistics, phi phenomenon, Necker’s cube
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Natural Sciences Medical and Health Sciences
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Chemistry with specialization in Quantum Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268487OAI: diva2:877260
Dissipative systems in physics, chemistry and biology
Available from: 2015-12-06 Created: 2015-12-06 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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