I thought I might provide two links that describe the Consciousness Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the possible role of Free Will. This is great stuff for those who have the desire to wade through it.
Wigner's interpretation of quantum mechanics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rules of quantum mechanics are correct but there is only one system which may be treated with quantum mechanics, namely the entire material world. There exist external observers which cannot be treated within quantum mechanics, namely human (and perhaps animal) minds
, which perform measurements
on the brain causing wave function collapse.
Von Neumann/Stapp Interpretation
Stapp describes Von Neumann's view of Quantum Theory through a simple definition: "the state of the universe is an objective compendium of subjective knowings". This statement describes the fact that the state of the universe is represented by a wave function which is a compendium of all the wave functions that each of us can cause to collapse with her or his observations. That is why it is a collection of subjective acts, although an objective one.
A Subjective View of the Knowledge
Stapp follows the logical consequences of this approach and achieves a new form of idealism: all that exists is that subjective knowledge, therefore the universe is now about matter, it is about subjective experience. Quantum Theory does not talk about matter, it talks about our perceiving matter. Stapp rediscovers George Berkeley's idealism: we only know our perceptions (observations).
Henry Stapp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stapp sees a global collapse of superposed brain states as in the process of choosing between alternatives. Stapp postulates more global collapse via his 'mind like' wave-function collapse that exploits certain aspects of the quantum Zeno effect
within the synapses
to explain attention
According to Stapp, each increase in human knowledge is associated with a wave function collapse, which is an 'act of creation' that is a step along the arrow of time
. Thus, free will
could be seen as directly instrumental in the evolution of the universe.