Ervin Laszlo suggests that the remarkable memory of
savants can be accounted for when it is understood
that the brain uses a quantum mode of information
processing to read holographically stored
information from the A-field.
The brain, it appears, has two distinct modes of
information processing. One is the "classical"
mode--slow, linear, and capable of handling only
a limited amount of information. It solves
problems by using abstract concepts and relies
on the connectivity of neural networks in the
cortex. The other is the "quantum processing"
mode--extremely rapid, parallel, and capable of
handling exponentially more information than the
classical mode. This ultrafast mode involves all
brain regions, but normally it operates outside
conscious awareness . It comes to the fore when
classical processing is deactivated.
[The brain's] non-local quantum
processing becomes evident only when the left hemisphere
does not dominate its information processing, when the
neocortex is turned down or off. This is the
case in autism, but also in the altered states
produced by meditation, prayer, and aesthetic or
ecstatic experiences. Because autistic
individuals are largely cut off from the world
around them, their quantum brain processing
turns inward and can produce unusual mental
feats. For normal individuals who can
communicate with the outside world, quantum
brain processing creates contact with the
holographic field in which the brain is
immersed. Hence, in altered states, the normal
brain picks up information from a variety of
holograms besides its own.
Transpersonal experiences are not fictional
and they are not metaphysical. They are
physical, more exactly quantum-physical:
readings by the brain of a wide range of
holographic information from the A-field.
[Laszlo, pp. 58-59]