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David Bohm Holographic Universe

  1. Feb 18, 2015 #1
    "Energy fields are decoded by the brain into a 3D image, to give the illusion of a physical world."
    - David Bohm

    It's OK to believe in the holographic theory, but to believe that OUR BRAINS do that converting energy into a 3d image is completely nonsense.
    He tried to fit the 'observer effect' with this?
    What do you guys have to say about it?
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  3. Feb 19, 2015 #2


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    Actually, you really should provide a citation for Bohm's quote...
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    are also some links at the bottom of the page ... under Similar Threads for:

    Some links from Wikipedia for anyone that's interested... They're long and complicated, though.

    David Bohm... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bohm

    Basil Hiley, co-worker of Bohm... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Hiley

    Some concepts by Bohm ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implicate_and_explicate_order

    The de Broglie–Bohm theory ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Broglie–Bohm_theory
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  4. Feb 19, 2015 #3

    Stephen Tashi

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    Actually it's basically a 2-D image isn't it? - the retina being what it is.
  5. Feb 19, 2015 #4


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    Cant follow that at all.

    For each eye - sure. But so?

    Our eyes are apart and that allows us to get depth information the brain decodes.

    Why does the exact way we get depth information have any bearing on fundamental physics?

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  6. Feb 19, 2015 #5


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    I think you are caught up in the semantic confusion about what observer means in QM - its got nothing to do with conciousness.

  7. Feb 19, 2015 #6

    Stephen Tashi

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    That mechanism of detecting depth information is only effective out to a distance of about 20 ft. Beyond that, our inferences about depth are based on other aspects of the scene.

    I don't know! However, if the discussion involves how the brain processes images, it should acknowledge what is known about how the brain actually processes them.
  8. Feb 21, 2015 #7
    Rajkovic, I think all Bohm is saying is that what we see as the physical world is not as "solid" as we imagine but rather consists of things like energy fields, and that what we think of as reality is a construct of the human brain. Nothing at all to do with t'Hooft's Holographic Principle, and also nothing to do with "the observer affect" (if what you mean is the measurement problem of quantum physics). As a matter of fact, Bohm's own version of QM is the one that has the least to do with measurement.
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