The most recent issue of Discover magazine has an interesting article on “Biocentrism”. The basic idea is that the physical universe is created by life or consciousness and time and space are mental constructs.
As scientists have observed, the universe and laws of nature seem to have been designed for life. Quantum experiments exhibit all sorts of strange results. But if you flip the idea over and see life as creating the universe, then it all makes much more sense.
I’ve talked about this process here a number of times. Consciousness is not an effect of brain function, it’s the other way around. Consciousness is fundamental, even to the quantum vacuum state. Certainly, it’s an interactive 2 way set – the senses do create changes in consciousness. But they do so in forming a feedback loop.
The ideas are presented in a book: Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe