Awret, U. (2022). Holographic duality and the physics of consciousness. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 16. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2022.685699
[Abstract]This paper introduces a novel dual-aspect theory of consciousness that is based on the principle of holographic-duality in modern physics and explores the prospects of making philosophically significant empirical discoveries about the physical correlates of consciousness. The theory is motivated by an approach that identifies certain anti-physicalist problem intuitions associated with representational content and spatial location and attempts to provide these with a consciousness-independent explanation, while suspending questions about the hard problem of consciousness and the more problematic “phenomenal character”. Providing such topic neutral explanations is “hard” enough to make a philosophical difference and yet “easy” enough to be approached scientifically. I will argue that abstract algorithms are not enough to solve this problem and that a more radical “computation” that is inspired by physics and that can be realized in “strange metals” may be needed. While speculative, this approach has the potential to both establish necessary connections between structural aspects of conscious mental states and the physical substrate “generating” them and explain why this representational content is “nowhere to be found”. I will end with a reconsideration of the conceivability of zombies.
[Citing Place (1956)]  
Citing Place (1956) in context (citations start with an asterisk *):
Subsection The Meta-Problem of Consciousness
The second point of contact between physics and consciousness derives from the consideration of the “meta-problem of consciousness” — seeking to provide topic neutral explanation to what we say and know about consciousness — a strategy used by philosophers including Hobbes, Hume Spinoza and also Kant (1781/1999); Place (1956), Armstrong (1968); Dennett (1992), Rey (1996); Carruthers (2017), and lately Kammerer (2018) and Frankish (2019). The meta-problem is situated “in between” the hard and easy problems of consciousness. This empirical problem constrains the hard problem while lending itself to mathematical modeling.