Introduction to the Black Hole Brain Conjecture: Testable Models Based on the Evolution of an Optimized Brain Michael Swezey-Gleason (Pheonix, AZ ) P1
This paper fits in the large range of frameworks for understanding and organizing the conscious experience within science, and uniquely starts with the surprising intuition that black holes and brains share the same complementary information phenomenon but on different scales of energy. The argument is proposed that evolution drives the brain towards functions which reach an upper bound at the black hole phenomenon. Aspects of the cortical anatomy are systematically broken down into parts; specifically columns, layers, and the receptive field organization of the visual system. These systems are each compared to corresponding systems related to black hole physics. In this way, phenomenological intuition is followed and then joined with brain physiology and physical theory within a single concise framework. The result is the finding that the problems at the heart of the holographic principle and the Hard Problem of Consciousness are one and the same. Implications for medicine and technology are suggested and directions for further study are identified.