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Lucid Dreaming and World Creation: Ontological Implications

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The familiar world around us becomes reframed in the context of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer can actually create an authentic world. The brain's capabilities for world creation during lucid dreaming open the possibility that there is actually no world out there during waking too: Perhaps our brains each create parallel world thrownnesses de novo in waking life and there is no external world in common! A mechanism for this bizarre alternative is explored via a version of quantum brain theory, which offers a radically new formulation of ontological duality. Here the primary duals are imaginary complex conjugates, with only a match in their \between" being real, i.e. worldly. This proposal is seen to mesh well with the quantum Bayesian solution to the notorious measurement problem in quantum physics. Lucid dreaming turns out to be via regia not to a Freudian unconscious but to the nature of world \reality" and leads to a radical revision of ontology.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry University of California at Irvine, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2019

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