Dirac’s Large Number Hypothesis: Is it related to 40 Hz Gamma Oscillation or Consciousness?

Roy, Sisir and Bhattacharya, Samyadeb and Sreekantan, BV (2015) Dirac’s Large Number Hypothesis: Is it related to 40 Hz Gamma Oscillation or Consciousness? NeuroQuantology, 13 (3). pp. 253-258.

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    Abstract: All physical theories depend on the values of few universal constants like Planck constant, speed of light and gravitational constant. These theories show us that, if the values of the constants were even slightly different, the world around us - from atom to universe, would also be completely different. Is it mere a chance or fine tuning of these universal constants made the existence of life possible in the present universe? Dirac Large Number hypothesis based on the precise values of these constants made a profound impact in this debate in twentieth century physics. The present authors found another large number which is of the order of Dirac large number 1040 in life sciences. This is the ratio of smallest time scale of 40 Hz oscillation in neuronal system of brain and the smallest timescale called Planck time in the present universe. Since 40 Hz oscillations dominate at awake and REM sleep states, our findings may shed new light on the issues of life and consciousness and the fine tuning of the fundamental constants in the present universe.
    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Dirac large number, anthropic principle, 40 Hz oscillations, consciousness, universal constants
    Subjects: School of Humanities > Cognitive Science
    Programmes > Consciousness Studies Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Humanities
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 10:58
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 10:58
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1111

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