Synchronicity, Mind and Matter.

Wlodzislaw Duch
Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland.

Synchronicity, Mind and Matter.
Neuroquantology 1 (2003) 36-57
Reprinted from The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 21 (2002) 155-170.


Experiments with remote perception and Random Event Generators (REG) performed over the last decades show small but significant anomalous effects. Since these effects seem to be independent of spatial and temporal distance, they appear to be in disagreement with the standard scientific world view. A very simple explanation of quantum mechanics is presented, rejecting all unjustified claims about the world. A view of mind in agreement with cognitive neuroscience is introduced. It is argued that mind and consciousness are emergent properties of the brain and are understandable without any nonphysical assumptions. A plausible explanation of the results of anomalous experiments, based on the concept of synchronicity, introduced by C.G. Jung and advocated by W. Pauli, is offered. A proof is given that strong correlations should exist between any systems that once interacted. Synchronicity events between parts of the brain and physical objects may be sufficient to explain the results of anomalous experiments. Standard physics is sufficient to understand these phenomena.

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Comments: Speculative paper, but so far the only sensible explanation of these phenomena, provided that they will prove beyond doubt to be real, not based on some systematic error in the experiments (and I was not able to pinpoint any errors). Perhaps "dynamical entanglement" is involved, as it seems to be involved in photoynthesis (see original paper).

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