Forma, Vol. 11 (No. 2), pp. 115-139, 1996
Original Paper

Understanding the Brain in Terms of Quantum Mechanics

August Stern

European Center for Infophysics, P.O. Box 75243 1070 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(Received October 25, 1995; Accepted January 10, 1996)

Keywords: Infophysics, Cognition, Intelligence Code

Abstract. While the equations of canonical physics represent statements about the states of a physical system, the fundamental theory of the brain is based on a formalization in which the statements of the system are simultaneously the states of the system. The resulting dynamical equations for brain states emerge as duals of the canonical quantum-mechanical equations where one replaces complex wave functions by real state vectors and a differentiation versus time by a differentiation versus truth-value. Self-referential cognitive operations satisfy the supersymmetric Schrödinger equation of motion with corresponding infophysical effects resembling the structure of the frustration effect in spin glasses.