The Physics of Consciousness: Quantum Minds and the Meaning of Life

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Perseus Books, 2000 - Science - 368 pages
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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, a pioneer in the science of consciousness, describes the outcome of his fifty-year search for the true nature of reality. Drawing on a deep knowledge of quantum physics and Zen philosophy, 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?”Clearly written in non-technical, lyrical prose, The Physics of Consciousness is more than just the explanation of a science—it is a new vision of life.

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Review: The Physics Of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind And The Meaning Of Life

User Review  - Roberta Grimes - Goodreads

Evan Harris Walker is a physicist who is said to have been the founder of the modern science of consciousness research. He tries to simplify the physics, but his book can be a tough slog in spots. Still, I loved every mind-bending minute of it. Read full review

Review: The Physics Of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind And The Meaning Of Life

User Review  - Rama - Goodreads

An enquiry into the physical basis of consciousness This book is a part autobiographical and parts an enquiry into the physical basis of consciousness. The author was influenced by his high school ... Read full review

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Walker is founder and director of the Walker Cancer Institute.

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