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The notion that quantum mechanics might have something to do with psychology or more generally the emergence of consciousness has been an idea that's been entertained by several physicists and scientists but not the majority. Find out about quantum physics and psychology with help from an applied physics professional in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Walter Unglaub, and this is quantum physics and psychology. So the notion that quantum mechanics might have something to do with psychology or more generally the emergence of consciousness has been an idea that's been entertained by several physicists and scientists but not the majority. The two common theories that involve quantum physics and the generation of consciousness is holonomic brain theory or HBT for short and orchestrated objective reduction theory. Or orch or for short. Now the former of these two radical theories was developed by two scientists Priblum and David Bohm who was a very famous physicist and the basic idea behind this theory is that memory is essentially holographic in nature and one would involve 48 transforms towards understanding how memory is formed and felt so generated in the mind. Orchestrated objective reduction theory was a theory that was developed by Pinrose and Hamaroff. Pinrose also being a very famous theoretical physicist who did a lot of high energy theory and came up with twister theory in general alteristic settings. And the idea behind this theory abbreviated as orch or is that entanglement and inherently quantum mechanical phenomena might exist in the microtubials of brain cells in the brain. So this idea was coupled with the notion that human thought cannot be reproduced classically due to Gradel's incompleteness theorems one cannot simulate or mimic human thought with a classical process. One would have to resort to building or constructing a quantum process that was at least as complex as the human brain. So coupling these two ideas led to this idea that one could not construct true AI at least not with a classical computer. And that quantum effects might actually have an important role to play in the generation of thought in brain cells. It's important to note that neither of these theories is highly regarded by most scientists, they're just notions theories or hypothesis that try to connect quantum mechanics with the holistic aspects of consciousness and furthermore there is really no experimental confirmation of any of these theories. In fact some of the predictions made by orch or theory have actually been falsified and shown to be inconclusive or completely untrue. But these are just two of a wide variety of theories in trying to connect quantum mechanics to psychology and these are the most popular ones. My name is Walter Unglaub and this is quantum physics in psychology.

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