Implications of Bohmian quantum ontology for psychopathology

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017 en Pylkkänen, Paavo 2010-12-08T22:05:12Z 2010-12-08T22:05:12Z 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation Pylkkänen , P 2010 , ' Implications of Bohmian quantum ontology for psychopathology ' , Neuroquantology , vol. 8 , no. 1 , pp. 37-48 . en
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dc.description.abstract This article discusses the prospects of quantum psychiatry from a Bohmian point of view, which provides an ontological interpretation of quantum theory, and extends such ontology to include mind. At first, we discuss the more general relevance of quantum theory to psychopathology. The basic idea is that because quantum theory emphasizes the role of wholeness, it might be relevant to psychopathology, where breakdown of unity in the mental domain is a key feature. We then discuss the role of information in psychopathology, and consider the connections with quantum theory in this area. In particular, we discuss David Bohm’s notion of active information, which arises in the ontological interpretation of quantum theory, and is suggested to play a fundamental role as the bridge between mind and matter. Some such bridge is needed if we are to understand how subtle mental properties are able to influence more manifest physical properties in the brain (all the way to the molecular and possibly microtubular level), and how changes in those possibly quantum‐level physical processes are able to influence higher cognitive functions. We also consider the implications of the notion of active information for psychopathology. The prospects of implementing the Bohmian scheme in neuroquantal terms are then briefly considered. Finally, we discuss some possible therapeutic implications of Bohm’s approach to information and the relation of mind and matter. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.subject quantum psychiatry; ontological interpretation of quantum theory; active information; Bohm; quantum approaches to consciousness en
dc.title Implications of Bohmian quantum ontology for psychopathology en
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