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How randomness of a photon particle in a two slit experiment could explain the phenomena of Consciousness and Decision-Making

If we stress on the Thomas young's double-slit experiment in which we ought to see that the photon beam when passed through the double slit we observe the wave nature of the photon particle as we get a scattered bands pattern on the wall unlike the single-slit where we observe the particle nature of the photon as it projects a single band pattern, in this experiment we can see that the behavior of the photon as a particle or a wave is random and so is its position after passing the double slit wall. Now i would like to relate this to the consciousness, when we face a situation in our life, how we perceive or react is as random as the photon. So i would like to ask people out in TED related to the consciousness studies is that, if we work on the principles of "Orch-Or" theory that says that the quantum superposition exists till the difference in the space-time curvatures is significant. so when we think with our conscious mind firstly how we can relate different quantum state as different reactions by a human mind and how can we get a clarity in decision making when the decisions are in space-time curvatures very close to each other. Secondly, the "Copenhagen experiment" explanation of the superposition failing under observation would hinder our research of certainty of the photon's position, How can we resolve the randomness of the particle and correspondingly in my case the absolute truth (perfect decision for a situation) for the conscious human mind. An experiment by Roger Penrose FELIX states that an electron is present at two different location and by using mirrors we can get a single position of this experiment. But, How we humans can tackle the randomness of our conscious mind. What we need to practice to reduce this randomness in our mind. How we can have a definite answer for a problem in our mind. How we humans can be certain in our thoughts.

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    May 16 2012: Mind is not an entity, it is a construct. There is not relationship between reality of an electron & an assumption which is a thought. Our mind behaves depending upon several factors such as context, personality & stimulus. A relative change in one factor could present several possibilities. We have yet to figure out the functioning of human brain.
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      May 17 2012: Gurinder might be you haven't studied the functioning of human brain... Try this.. Human brain is full of nerve cells, synapse, neurons and most importantly a cyto-skeleton... We have microtubules inside the cyto-skeleton.
      Now, if we discuss about the microtubules these are the combination of protein tubulins and these carry the photons of information charge... the microtubules form and disintegrate on its own... the time between the making and the disintegration is the time we have charges of consciouness or the flow of truth or the real information...

      When the doctor gives you anesthesia he actually stop the making of these microtubules and hence you loose consciousness....

      This is one part of my answer...

      The other part says..

      when our human mind contains neurons, charge (electrons), photons then how our brain different form the other atoms and composite elements of atom in the world.

      the photons or electrons in our brain should work in the same way as the photons, electrons outside our human mind should work..
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        May 17 2012: Murshid your views are too presumptive. Are you a neuro-scientist or a doctor to speak on the subject with such authority? If so i would agree with you completely as i am a Marketing Professor not a scientist. I have also known that living & non-living matter are two different entities & incomparable. I am fairly imaginative person but such juxtaposition looks too far fetched flight of imagination.
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          May 17 2012: The study of human brain in terms of anesthesia where consciousness is absent... is very minutely done by Prof. Stuart Hameroff an Anesthesia Expert. I have used those excerpts to explain you the idle mind functioning in terms of information flow through microtubules.
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          Jun 8 2012: Neuroscientists and doctors are by necessity dependent on current and past knowledge, keeping their skills safe and dependable. It gives the impression of absolute authority and certainty.

          But is there any such thing as certainty? Future knowledge as yet has no roots in our consciousness, so has to depend on something other than what science gives us, in order to courageously depict 'what could be', rather than to safely grasp 'what is'.

          It is precisely the "far-fetched flights of imagination" that moves idle, stagnating knowledge into new territory.

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