Posted January 21, 2019; updated May 12, 2022.
Your familiarity with holograms may be when these are used to prevent counterfeiting of documents such as credit cards, driver's licenses, and admission tickets. However, great advances have been made in applying holograms to explain many mysteries of life.
You may remember what you did yesterday and a month ago and what your friend looks like! Yes, your brain stores your memories of images, information and conversations. It is even amazing that you can usually recall these anytime. Scientists have discovered that the brain does all this with holograms. Scientists are now exploring how holography can facilitate communication in medicine, food, restaurants, education and outer space. This article discusses how all this holography works.
So .... what is a hologram? On the left is a transparent grey image or blue on right of a hologram.
A hologram is a three- dimensional flat photograph made with the aid of a laser. To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in the light of a laser beam. Then a second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first and the resulting interference pattern [the area where the two laser beams commingle] is captured on film. When the film is developed, it looks like a meaningless swirl of light and dark lines. But as soon as the developed film is illuminated by another laser beam, a three-dimensional image of the original object appears.
A hologram is a flat surface that, under proper illumination, appears to contain a three-dimensional image. A hologram may also project a three-dimensional image into the air—a lifelike image that can be photographed although it cannot be touched and cannot be copied by ordinary means.
The word hologram comes from the Greek root 'holos' meaning whole and 'gramma' meaning message. The process of making a hologram is called holography. When a hologram is made, light from a laser records an image of the desired object on film or a photographic plate.
If you look at holograms from different angles, you see objects from different perspectives, just like you would if you were looking at a real object. Some holograms even appear to move as you walk past them and look at them from different angles. Others change colors or include views of completely different objects, depending on how you look at them.
Holograms have other surprising traits as well. If you cut one in half, each half contains whole views of the entire holographic image [ image right ]. The same is true if you cut out a small piece -- even a tiny fragment will still contain the whole picture. On top of that, if you make a hologram of a magnifying glass, the holographic version will magnify the other objects in the hologram, just like a real one. Holograms carry all kinds of information. Wilson: How holograms work
Now you have a simplified version of what a hologram is. So what is the big deal about all this mumbo-jumbo? Quantum physics and as it is related to holography, confirms that information may be transmitted or emitted from an object by electromagnetic forces through space to a distant receiver. Holograms help us understand the mysteries of life.
Everything imaginable in the universe as made up of [ scalar ] waves. Any specific thing whatsoever is not just represented by, but is a group of oscillations given by sine waves [ image on right]. These groups of sine waves representing all phenomena, such as a particle, an atom, planet, galaxy, objects, a thought, word, concepts or ideas, mind, etc. may be immensely complex, comprising waves in fractal groups extending into higher dimensions, in which their phase relationship is of key importance. These wave functions are holographic and have a precise geometry. This geometry is information. Every single wave function is a packet of information. Huntley: Wave funtion Hologram model
Evidence that the universe is a hologram:
Hologramy started in 1982 when a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. Aspect is some who is now changing the face of science. Aspect: Alian Aspect
Physicist Alain Aspect and his team discovered that discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. To do this, particles would have to travel faster than the speed of light [ and this violates Einsteins’ theory of relativity ].
This insight suggested to Bohm another way of understanding Aspect’s discovery. Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something.
According to Bohm, the apparent faster-than-light connection between subatomic particles is really telling us that there is a deeper level of reality we are not privy to, a more complex dimension beyond our own that is analogous to the aquarium. And, he adds, we view objects such as subatomic particles as separate from one another because we are seeing only a portion of their reality. Bohm: Quantum Theory.
Such particles are not separate "parts", but facets of a deeper and more underlying unity that is ultimately as holographic and indivisible as a rose. And since everything in physical reality is comprised of these "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram. Talbot: Hologram universe 2005.
The brain is itself a hologram.
Pribram believes that all of our behavior is governed by "images of achievement," and that without those images, we cannot succeed in our endeavors. Then Dr. Pribram unraveled an age-old mystery. He discovered how the human brain forms and acts upon visual and sensory images. He learned that the brain uses the same principles to generate and store images as the hologram—a life-like three dimensional image projected from a film plate into space.
Pribram believes memories are encoded not in neurons, or small groupings of neurons, but in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of laser light interference crisscross the entire area of a piece of film containing a holographic image. Human brains can store so many memories in so little space. Holograms, by changing the angle of the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. Our uncanny ability to quickly retrieve whatever information we need from the enormous store of our memories becomes more understandable if the brain functions according to holographic principles. Pribram: brain holography
The storage of memory is not the only neurophysiological puzzle that becomes more tractable in light of Pribram’s holographic model of the brain. Another is how the brain is able to translate the avalanche of frequencies it receives via the senses (light frequencies, sound frequencies, and so on) into the concrete world of our perceptions. Encoding and decoding frequencies is precisely what a hologram does best. Just as a hologram functions as a sort of lens, a translating device able to convert an apparently meaningless blur of frequencies into a coherent image, Pribram believes the brain also comprises a lens and uses holographic principles to mathematically convert the frequencies it receives through the senses into the inner world of our perceptions. An impressive body of evidence suggests that the brain uses holographic principles to perform its operations. Pribram: brain holography
Researchers have discovered, for instance, that our visual systems are sensitive to sound frequencies [ or waves ], that our sense of smell is in part dependent on what are now called "osmic frequencies", and that even the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a broad range of frequencies.
But the most mind-boggling aspect of Pribram’s holographic model of the brain is what happens when it is put together with Bohm’s theory. For if the concreteness of the world is but a secondary reality and what is "there" is actually a holographic blur of frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram and only selects some of the frequencies out of this blur and mathematically transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality? We [ humans ] are really "receivers" floating through a kaleidoscopic sea of wave frequency, and what we extract from this sea and transmogrify into physical reality is but one channel from many extracted out of the superhologram. Talbot: Hologram universe 2005.
Many para-psychological phenomena become much more understandable in terms of the holographic paradigm. In a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected, telepathy may merely be the accessing of the holographic level.
Well, the applications in real life are exciting and intriguing. Complex information can be encoded in Electromagnetic [EM] fields, as we all know from coding and decoding of television and radio signals. Even more complex information can be encoded in holographic images. DNA acts as a holographic projector of acoustic and EM information which contains the informational quintessence of the biohologram. Only 3% of human DNA encodes the physical body. The remaining 97% of the 3 billion base pair genome contains over a million genetic structures called transposons, that have the capacity to jump from one chromosomal location to another (Kelleher, 1999). We are 99.9% alike in our genetic legacy. Our individuality is expressed in three million small variations in our cells, called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Bioholography has relevant applications for optimizing health, well-being and even self-realization. It is relevant in biophysics, medicine, psychobiology, psychotherapy and the holistic healing arts. Article by Miller, Miller & Webb 2002 is no longer active.
Although we have been using holograms since about 1965, it is only in the last 20 years that holography had advanced as a science. We have begun to project space war magic applications for it. Here are a few dream applications that may be available in the next 10 to 20 years:
The brain is clearly a quantum computer which utilizes both quantum and space/time information. This discovery alone almost certainly sets a necessary, but not sufficient condition, for intelligent life to have arisen in the cosmos, wherever environmental conditions permit Mitchell: nature's mind 2011
|The question of the brain's ability, as a massively parallel quantum processor, to decode this information was addressed by Marcer and Schempp in "Model of the Neuron Working by Quantum Holography" (1997) and "The Brain as a Conscious System" (1998). They argue that an organism's ability to perceive objects as they are and where they actually are in three dimensional reality requires the phase conjugate relationship provided by quantum holography. Mitchell: nature's mind 2011|
Not only can you make holograms but you might be able to back-track or reverse engineer holograms to move back in historical time for information.
In some military aircraft, pilots can read their instruments while looking through the windshield by using a holographic display projected in front of their eyes. Automobile manufacturers are considering similar displays for their cars.
Much research exists regarding holographs in nature. These studies show that dolphins, bats, fish, flies, birds, and humans all process sensory information holographically. Dolphins and bats actually create holograms by transmitting acoustic reference and object waves that are then reflected back to the mammal for neural processing.
In humans, studies in chemical oscillations and oscillation cellular dynamics strongly indicate that the holographic concept exists not only on the neural level but also on the cellular and molecular levels.
Holographs have a property called “distributedness,” which means that any fractional portion of the recorded hologram contains sufficient information to reconstruct the complete original information pattern. Greguss: Proceceedings holography symposium 1975 Consequently, it can be posited that within humans that holographic biophysical radiation can be present in blood, sputum, hair, and other small subsets of the human subject due to this holographic property of distributedness.
Russian scientists have likely measured this holographic bioenergy without discovering its holographic nature. Their research, which suggests the existence of a previously undetectable subtle radiation linked to physical DNA may support the hypothesis of an intact energy field containing relevant organismal information that is capable of being coupled to an optical imaging device. The DNA optical radiation effect was first observed in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences as a surprise effect during experiments measuring the vibrational modes of DNA in solution using a sophisticated laser photon correlation spectrometer. Gariaev: DNA wave biocomputer, 2021.
The Russian experiments revealed that when DNA was removed from the scattering chamber, post-measurements looked distinctly different from the ones obtained before the DNA was placed in the chamber. This observation was contrary to the expectation that the autocorrelation function would return to pre-test baselines. After duplicating the initial experiment many times with re-calibrated equipment, the scientists were forced to accept the working hypothesis that some new field structure was being excited from the physical vacuum. In turn, this phenomenon was dubbed the “DNA phantom” in order to emphasize that its origin was related, but not physically linked, to the actual DNA. The new feature that makes this discovery distinctly different from many other previously undertaken attempts to measure and identify bio-energy fields is that the field of the DNA phantom has the ability to be coupled to conventional electromagnetic fields of laser radiation and, as a consequence, can be reliably detected and positively identified using standard optical techniques. Gariaev: DNA - wave computer 2017
As reported elsewhere Article by Oschman: Science and The Human Energy Field, 2003 is no longer active., researchers have found that different organs and processes produce characteristic oscillating electric fields; all body parts have ideal resonant frequencies that coordinate their activities; energy practitioners are able to generate biomagnetic pulses; brain waves propagate through the circulatory system; biological rhythms can be affected by extremely low frequency electric fields; somatic memories are stored in non-nervous system cells; crystalline molecular arrays in the body are sensitive to energy fields; the brain waves of energy healers during a therapy session have been found to synchronize with the earth’s geoelectric pulsations (Schumann Resonance); each molecule has its own electromagnetic signature; some people are allergic (i.e. have an electromagnetic allergy) to 50 or 60 Hz electromagnetic fields; signal molecules can activate their receptor sites without physical contact; and every human disease and disorder has been linked by at least one researcher to electromagnetic pollution. Rogers: Medicine holography
This is the study of mental phenomena outside the sphere of ordinary psychology and covers a wide field referred to as the 'paranormal': Abrahams: Bohm/Pribram theory of reality & parapsychology
Extrasensory perception, which is sometimes called paranormal cognition, is defined as the acquisition of information otherwise than through the recognized sensory channels. The information may be of facts relating to another place or of thoughts in someone's mind; the information acquired can lie in the present, past or future.
Telepathy is the communication of impressions of any kind from one mind to another mind, independently of the recognized channels of sense. Clairvoyance is defined as the paranormal acquisition of information concerning a physical event or an object elsewhere, the information being derived (it is assumed), directly rather than through the mind of some other person. Intuition or sensing that something is going to happen.
Sensing - intuition: The ideas of Bohm and Pribram are that we are all interconnected, and every part of everything is in every other part. They exemplify this interconnectedness as 'visual language' capitalizing on 'I sense' rather than 'I see' imagery. That is, the senses are concentrated on an inward form of looking and listening. The Will must direct intuition in order that receptivity may occur. Intuition does not merely 'see' by some magical process .... it looks. Any creative construction - from doodles, color, drawn images, symbols to identifiable portraits - can serve as meaningful communication.
Quantum teleportation involves the transmission not of actual matter, but rather of information.
Teleporting is an exciting idea of of moving objects and persons thousands of miles and being able to interact with them instantly. It is one of the mysteries that may be part of the extension of our brain that we know almost nothing about. Is it a new dimension of the human brain and plasticity? After all, the brain is perceived working as a hologram. It has something to do with storing and retrieving pictures, images and memory.
But teleportation, long a staple of the world of science fiction -- what episode of Star Trek would be complete without Captain Kirk et al "beaming" off the Enterprise onto the surface of some distant planet? -- is now a scientific reality.
Teleporting update: Chinese scientists have teleported an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting 300 miles away in space, in a demonstration that has echoes of science fiction. The feat sets a new record for quantum teleportation, an eerie phenomenon in which the complete properties of one particle are instantaneously transferred to another – in effect teleporting it to a distant location. Scientists have hailed the advance as a significant step towards the goal of creating an unhackable quantum internet. “Space-scale teleportation can be realized and is expected to play a key role in the future distributed quantum internet,” the authors, led by Professor Chao-Yang Lu from the University of Science and Technology of China, wrote in the paper. Devlin: Chinese teleport photon into space 2017
In October 2021, NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid, industry partner AEXA Aerospace CEO Fernando De La Pena Llaca, and their teams were the first humans “holoported” from Earth into space.
Holoportation team members are seen projected virtually on the International Space Station, Oct. 8, 2021. Holoportation team members are seen projected virtually on the International Space Station, Oct. 8, 2021. From left are Andrew Madrid, Dr. Fernando De La Pena Llaca, RIhab Sadik, Dr. Joe Schmid, Kevin Bryant, Mackenzie Hoffman, Wes Tarkington. Credits: ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet.
“This is completely new manner of human communication across vast distances,” Schmid said. “Furthermore, it is a brand-new way of human exploration, where our human entity is able to travel off the planet. Our physical body is not there, but our human entity absolutely is there. It doesn't matter that the space station is traveling 17,500 mph and in constant motion in orbit 250 miles above Earth, the astronaut can come back three minutes or three weeks later and with the system running, we will be there in that spot, live on the space station.”
How is this "quantum teleportation" actually achieved? The process relies upon something called "Quantum Entanglement," a fiendishly counter-intuitive phenomenon that Einstein described as "spukhafte Fernwirkung" or "spooky action at a distance."
Holograms are used to aid communication: Politicians, actors, restaurants and nutritionists are using high tech holography to communicate with others. Holograms are being explored as military weaponry and communication.
Holograms can change how medicine is practiced: Such a turnabout in the way we view biological structures has caused researchers to point out that medicine and our understanding of the healing process could also be transformed by the holographic paradigm. If the apparent physical structure of the body is but a holographic projection of consciousness, it becomes clear that each of us is much more responsible for our health than current medical wisdom thinks. In other words, the human body can heal itself. What we now view as miraculous remissions of disease may actually be due to changes in consciousness which in turn effect changes in the hologram of the body. Similarly, controversial new healing techniques such as visualization may work so well because in the holographic domain of thought images are ultimately as real as “reality”. Life Enthusist: Holographic universe. Our body has the ability to self-heal! Healers need to be on the same wave length as bacteria, viruses or cancer cells to communicate with body holograms.
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Pribram, Karl H., Pribram's holonomic model, developed in collaboration with quantum physicist David Bohm, theorizes that memory/information is stored not in cells, but rather in wave interference patterns. Pribram was drawn to this conclusion by two facts:
There are visual cortex response functions that correspond to Gabor functions, which in turn are related to hologram image functions. Drastic lesions can be made in animal brains which reduce, but do not extinguish memories (training), as demonstrated by Karl Lashley in the 1920s. To formulate his model, Pribram utilized Fourier analysis, based on the Fourier Theorem, a variation of calculus that transforms complex patterns into component sine waves. Some believe that Pribram's theory also explains how the human brain can store so many memories in the engram in such limited space. Pribram believes the brain operates according to the same mathematical principles as a hologram. Bohm has suggested these wave forms may compose hologram-like organizations.
The brain implements holonomic transformations that distribute episodic information over regions of the brain (and later "refocuses" them into a form in which we re-member).
“The holograms within the visual system are patch holograms. The total image is composed much as it is in an insect’s eye that has hundreds of little lenses instead of one big lens. ... In each patch, the activity of the cells creates a wave front; I believe that the interaction of these wave fronts is what you experience. You get the total picture all woven together as a unified piece by the time you experience it.” There are no lasers in the brain. The brain codes, encodes and recodes sensory data.
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