Friday, 30 November 2007

Consciousness a physical quantity that can be measured?

The thought crossed my mind to think consciousness as a variant physical quantity in a similar manner as any other physical quantity. And as such introduce concepts as size, range, sensitivity of consciousness, as attributes that can be measured. Consciousness attribute values are defined by variables connected with the stimulus that raises a certain amount of consciousness. Depending on the kind of stimulus these variables can be light, sound, heat, pressure. As most such variables are forms of energy they can be referred to in respect with their energy content. Other variables which should be considered are the attributes involved with the processing of the signal once in the brain.