Gordon Globus M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Philosophy at the University of California Irvine.

Relevant Psychiatric Research

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has been publishing in the area of quantum neurophilosophy from a Continental rather than Anglo-American perspective since 1995. His most recent books are: Quantum Closures and Disclosures. Thinking together postphenomenology and quantum brain dynamics (John Benjamins 2003) and The Transparent Becoming of World . A crossing between process philosophy and quantum neurophilosophy (John Benjamins 2009). His most recent paper is “Consciousness v. Disclosure: A Deconstruction of Consciousness Studies” (J. of Consciousness Studies, in press). He has published on quantum psychiatry in NeuroQuantology (2010) and on quantum neurology in Medical Hypotheses (2010).

A Long Shadow over the Soul: Molecular and Quantum Approaches to Psychopathology An Interdisciplinary Dialog with Psychiatrists FANO - March 2012

The Schisis of Schizophrenia: A Quantum Brain View

The bizarre clinical phenomenon of schisis, which is characteristic of schizophrenic dis-integration, is perhaps the deepest puzzle in clinical psychiatry. Current explanations in terms of disconnection between brain systems or neural network theory are not convincing, since they do not account for the unity of consciousness despite the schisis. Vitiello’s thermofield brain dynamics is applied to this problematic. It is proposed that schisis is a consequence of a “discoherence” in the self-tuning component of the matching process with other-tuning (from the environment) and past-tuning (memory traces). It is the match in the “between-two” that splits—the between of two thermofield theoretical modes—and so there are two contents within the unity of consciousness. A general scheme for psychiatric nosology is proposed along these lines.