What Kinds of Connections Exist Between Quantum Theory and Consciousness?
Quantum physics is complex and mysterious, and consciousness is also complex mysterious. But this alone is no argument why they should be connected in any close and systematic way. On the contrary, it would seem surprising if often wildly counter-intuitive properties and events on microscopic scales could have anything illuminating in common with a macroscopic (or perhaps even nonspatial) feature with which we are extremely well familiar “from the inside”, though it is very difficult to understand “from the outside”. Nevertheless, there are at least three main connections between quantum phenomena and consciousness: Ontology: Quantum theory is about matter and energy, and as far as consciousness arises from matter and energy, or is caused by them, quantum phenomena and consciousness are somehow associated thus, there should exist some kinds of QCC which might illuminate this association or are at least necessary for a deeper understanding. But it has also been claimed that quantum theo