The mystery of consciousness poses perhaps one of the greatest problems in the history of science. How does one quantify the inner life of a sentient being? How does physical processes in the brain translate to the immaterial richness of subjective experience? Contemporary theories in the cognitive sciences approach consciousness and brain function purely from a neurocomputational paradigm in which the brain is compared to a computer, the function of which can be described by the base units of neurons. However, although neuronal networks certainly displays computer-like processes, the computer-analogy falls short in determining how such computations can possibly instantiate the conscious state. Interestingly, a recent scientific study has uncovered the presence of quantum vibrations within microtubules in the brain, indicating that brainwaves may derive from deeper level interactions with the quantum structure of space-time. Considering these findings in light of Haramein´s description of the fractal-holographic space-time manifold, we may appreciate the intricacies of consciousness and brain function from an entirely different perspective, which may ultimately alter our understanding of space, time and our place in the universe.
In the fractal-holographic cosmology (as presented in Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass), the building block of nature is not a discrete particle, but a pattern, a vibration – a bit of information. In terms of physics, the quantum vacuum is a sea of energy, pixelated by minute oscillating black holes, Planck Spherical Units (PSU), which makes up the structure of space-time in much the same way as H2O molecules make up water. This ocean of mini-black holes can actually be understood as a dense network of micro-wormholes, gravitational tunnels, which unify the space-time manifold into a singular holographic matrix. Protons (i.e. atoms) are also tiny black holes, albeit much larger than the Planck Spherical Unit, and they are given mass by holographic information arising from their internal quantum vacuum fluctuations. Unlike physical matter, information is not confined to any singular space-time coordinate, but is distributed non-locally among all protons in the universe, by means of wormhole entanglement through the quantum vacuum. Therefore, the volume of a single proton contains the complete information of all protons in the universe. However, the limited proton surface area functions as a filter, a membrane, through which only a tiny percentage of this information converts to mass (by means of electromagnetic radiation). This reflects beautifully in the mathematical fact that the proton volume contains the total information/energy of the universe within it, in terms of vacuum fluctuations (or Planck Spherical Units), and its mass is equal to the mass of the universe divided among all protons within the cosmic horizon. As the holographic principle goes: each unit recapitulates the whole.
The Haramein-Raucher Scaling Law for Organized Matter (below) depicts the overall scalar relationship between the Planck Spherical Unit, the proton and the larger scale universe. The graph delineates astrophysical objects that obey the Schwarzchild-condition of a black hole in a scale ratio of frequency vs. radius. Plotting the universe at one extreme and the PSU at the other, the proton matches the trend line perfectly, again suggesting the presence of a common denominator, an underlying plenum (the vacuum), connecting these vastly different scalar systems together. Our universe is a gigantic black hole that we are on the inside of, and everything we observe inside it, is the external horizon of smaller black holes. The tiny radius of the Planck Spherical Unit and the radius of the universal black hole are in an intimate, harmonically balanced relationship. Interestingly, the Scaling Law also provides us with a glimpse of the fractal scaling of the space-time manifold itself, revealing its tendency towards Phi, the golden ratio. Witnessing this ratio, so common in living systems, at scales so large contributes to the overall vision of the universe as a coherent, living process.