CogNovo Podcast - Marie Curie Fellow - Christopher Germann
Chemical structure of DMT Molecule in 3D
Chemical structure of DMT Molecule in 3D
Chemical structure of DMT Molecule in 3D

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Cognitive NeuroPsy Podcast
On Quantum Cognition and DMT:
Can the axiomatic principles of quantum physics be applied to cognitive processes? And what is the role of N,N-Dimethyltryptamine in the human brain?

Christopher Germann and Prof. Roger Malina discuss Chris’ current work in the Cognovo PhD program, on quantum cognition which applies the mathematical formalisms of quantum theory to understanding cognitive processes. Chris is currently working on non-commutativity in decision theory, with laboratory experiments in visual decision making. He is also studying the role of the endogenous neurotransmitter DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) in perception and cognition.

Chris Germann is a Marie-Curie research fellow in the CogNovo doctoral programme at the Cognition Institute of Plymouth University, which is government-funded by the European Commission. Chris has broad interdisciplinary interests and he is momentarily mainly focusing on cognitive psychology and neuroscience. He is particularly interested in irrationality and decision making and the neuronal Serotonin system and its role in perception and cognition (for instance, creativity and neuroplasticity). Furthermore, philosophy of science and mind capture his deepest curiosity.

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Quantum Physics

Wave-Function collapse
| ψ ⟩ = ∑ i c i | ϕ i ⟩ .

Electro-Chemical Brain Activity

Spreading activation in a neuronal network

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Related publication
Germann, C. B.. (2019). 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine: An ego-dissolving endogenous neurochemical catalyst of creativity. BioRxiv

Plain numerical DOI: 10.1101/578435
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