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Annals of General Psychiatry

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Towards the mathematics of consciousness

  • John S Antoniou1
Annals of General Psychiatry20087(Suppl 1):S30

Published: 17 April 2008


Public HealthOpen SystemTime OperatorSemantic ProcessingClock Time

Consciousness goes beyond the conventional syntactic Language of mathematics, as it refers to and is based on Semantic processing.

The emergence of Meaning based on the realization of novelties is possible only in open systems far from equilibrium admitting a so-called Internal Time operator.

Typical examples of such systems are those with highly interdependent components manifesting chaos and complexity

The Internal Time operator selects the innovations produced by the system during the ‘flow’ of clock time. These points may be seen as requirements of the ‘Consciousness software’ although the very concept may be debatable.

Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


© Antoniou; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.