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Would "consciousness" Have To Be Labelled A Force?

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Posted by Mark on June 18, 2002 03:34:40 UTC

Afterall, do the chemical and electrical signals in my brain respond to the thoughts I create in my conscious mind?

For example if I think to lift my hand, does my consciousness "push" electrons through neural circuits? Or are the electrons accelerated by differences in voltages like you learn in electronics? Where do these voltage drops originate? If the conscious mind can cause them (voltage differences) then is it not an active force in nature (able to impart motion on matter)?

Do you think this force can propagate beyond the confines of the human head? Is it possible for the human mind to move objects?

It can certainly move my hand, can't it? If the mind corresponds to brain activity, and brain activity can be measured by brain waves, then are there any "smallest indivisible wave packets" that can be thought of analogous to, say, light quanta (photons).

...the quanta of thought if you will... (smallest indivisble brain wave packet or perhaps shortest recognizable thought).

Just some ramblings I thought up...

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