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QM and Kantian psychology

January 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Visual Search and Quantum Mechanics: A Neuropsychological Basis of Kant’s Creative Imagination

Uri Fidelman, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
The Journal of Mind and Behavior, Winter and Spring 2005, Volume 26, Numbers 1 and 2, Pages 23–34, ISSN 0271–0137

This study analyzes the triple relation between cognitive biological psychology, philosophy and quantum mechanics. It discusses the findings of Treisman according to which there exists a pre-conscious cerebral mechanism that manipulates the sensory input and transfers it to our consciousness only after correcting it to suit our logic and expectations. This experimental finding was predicted two centuries ago by Kant. It is observed that during the primary pre-conscious level of perception the macroscopic physical world is not perceived as behaving according to the laws of classical physics but rather according to the laws of quantum mechanics, like the microscopic world.

Requests for reprints should be sent to Uri Fidelman, Ph.D., Department Humanities and Arts, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel. Email: uf@tx.technion.ac.il

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