Quantum theory of iconic memory

Bass, Ludvik (2014) Quantum theory of iconic memory. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 56 3: 57-61.

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Author Bass, Ludvik
Title Quantum theory of iconic memory
Journal name Activitas Nervosa Superior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1802-9698
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 57
End page 61
Total pages 5
Place of publication Prague, Czech Republic
Publisher Neuroscientia o.s.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The undifferentiated event in the consciousness of an observer, introduced by von Neumann in his quantum theory of measurement, is elaborated to interpret experiments by which Sperling demonstrated iconic memory. The numerous quadruplets of letters known to Sperling's subjects implicitly but not consciously are interpreted as quantum states in a superposition reducible to any of its components by von Neumann’s event in consciousness. The potential loss by decoherence of all information implicit in the superposition, and its possible retention by a secondary observer within the same organism, may be aspects of the biological evolution as of a precursor of the quantum computer.
Keyword Decoherence
Hidden observer
Quantum computer
Quantum measurement
Sensory memory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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