Synchronicity and the Unified View of Mind and Matter.

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

UMK KMK Technical Report TR 2/94

The concept of synchronicity, introduced by C.G. Jung and advocated by W. Pauli, is linked to the nonseparability of nature as seen in the correlations violating Bell's inequalities. Experiments on remote perception and experiments with the Random Event Generators (REG) performed over the last twenty years show a small but significant anomalous effect. Scientific explanation of such experiments involves the mind of an observer and is therefore very difficult. A plausible explanation of the results of such experiments, based on the concept of synchronicity or the EPR-type of correlations between parts of the brain and physical objects, is analyzed in this paper. No extensions to standard physics are required to understand these phenomena. The mind is treated as an emergent property of the brain and understanding the mind or consciousness also does not require any special "nonphysical" assumptions.

Motto: It would be most satisfactory if physics and psyche could be seen as complementary aspects of the same reality. (W. Pauli 1952)

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