Title: Unexpected applause for the human mind: the limitations of deterministic approaches in neuroscience - allowing us to become who we are

Authors: Gerhard Luhn; Gerald Hüther

Addresses: Akademie für Potentialentfaltung/Academy for the Exploration of Human Potentials, Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 21, D – 37073 Göttingen, Germany ' Akademie für Potentialentfaltung/Academy for the Exploration of Human Potentials, Wilhelm-Weber-Str. 21, D – 37073 Göttingen, Germany

Abstract: Amazon, Google and others seemingly know more about our own wishes and belongings than we do. It has been announced that artificial intelligence will soon take over human expertise (i.e., deep learning systems). Neurological investigations explore functionality but also seemingly misconceptions of the human brain (see book titles like The Idiot Brain and The Self Illusion). We are putting forward a logical and physical concept in neuroscience (which we call 'OMB': oscillating mind-body model) which abandons the classical neuro-scientific methodology with regard to a physically inspired concept of (human) imagination, and develops in formerly physically forbidden zones of imaginary-valued system states. The nature of such imaginary-valued states is based on deep participation at a greater, dynamically emerging wholeness, which - when re-entering into the real-valued states of the species - creates consciousness (in the sense of sharing knowledge with oneself about something greater). This approach lays foundation to newly understand and putting forward major pillars of our society: dignity, faculty of judgement and creativity. We provide a first analysis with regard to an emerging double standard, as induced or at least supported by determinism. How to overcome this dilemma? The deep nature of our knowledge strives us to 'become who we are'.

Keywords: double standard; determinism; thinking; imagination; information; oscillating mind-body model; OMB; neuro-quantology; third truth value; anthropology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2021.117545

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2021 Vol.15 No.1/2/3, pp.5 - 63

Accepted: 04 May 2020
Published online: 09 Sep 2021 *

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