The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of LifePaperback
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- Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 28mm | 476g
- Publication date: 27 December 2000
- Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
- ISBN 10: 0738204366
- ISBN 13: 9780738204369
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 358,734
For decades, neuroscientists, psychologists, and an army of brain researchers have been struggling, in vain, to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. Now there is a clear trail to the answer, and it leads through the dense jungle of quantum physics, Zen, and subjective experience, and arrives at an unexpected destination. In this tour-de-force of scientific investigation, Evan Harris Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on the principles of quantum physics-a theory that answers questions such as "What is the nature of consciousness, of will?" "What is the source of material reality?" and "What is God?"
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Evan Harris Walker, founder of the Walker Cancer Institute, has made major scientific contributions in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, neurophysiology, psychology, and medicine. Since he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1964, he has published more than a hundred papers in scientific journals and holds a dozen patents. He lives in Aberdeen, Maryland.