The Conscious Electromagnetic Information (Cemi) Field Theory: The Hard Problem Made Easy?

Author: McFadden, J.

Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 9, Number 8, 2002 , pp. 45-60(16)

Publisher: Imprint Academic

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Abstract:

In the April 2002 edition of JCS I outlined the conscious electromagnetic information field (cemi field) theory, claiming that consciousness is that component of the brain's electromagnetic field that is downloaded to motor neurons and is thereby capable of communicating its informational content to the outside world. In this paper I demonstrate that the theory is robust to criticisms. I further explore implications of the theory particularly as regards the relationship between electromagnetic fields, information, the phenomenology of consciousness and the meaning of free will. Using cemi field theory I propose a working hypothesis that shows, among other things, that awareness and information represent the same phenomenon viewed from different reference frames.

Keywords: coherence; consciousness; electromagnetic field; hard problem; synchronous firing

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 5XH, UK. Email: j.mcfadden@surrey.ac.uk

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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