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The previous chapters have explored the binding problem in conscious perception. This chapter attempts to tackle a more fundamental question: how the gravitational geon gives rise to consciousness? The gravitational geon is a physical entity composed of only gravitational (GR) waves. Even after we have explained its structural, functional, and dynamical properties, one can still ask the question, Why is it conscious? This tough question is known as "the hard problem of consciousness" (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

9.1. Render Hard into Easy Problem

9.2. Eigenstates (Eigenfunctions)

9.3. Predictions and Experimental Tests

 

Author: Frank Lee
First Published: September 26, 2016