Quantum Mind Theories: Henry Stapp

08/11/2013 06:56

Henry Stapp believes that classical physics cannot describe the brain, and thinks that a quantum framework is needed for a full explanation. He is sympathetic to the pre-quantum age ideas of William James, who suggested that consciousness was a ‘selecting agent’ present when choices have to be made.

Stapp bases his theory of consciousness on Heisenberg’s interpretation of quantum theory. The Copenhagen interpretation was the first quantum orthodoxy promulgated by Neils Bohr. This was pragmatic in recommending quantum mechanics as a system of rules that allowed the calculation of empirically verifiable relationships between observations. [Read more] ...