After graduating from France's Ecole Polytechnique, Emmanuel Ransford worked as an economist. However, he soon became interested in the mind-body problem, and he felt that this conundrum could only be solved through quantum physics. This led him to view matter in a different light, as something alive rather than inert. As his holomatter approach to the conscious brain was too unconventional to be accepted by mainstream science, E. Ransford developed this approach independently. He is the author of several books and papers, mostly in French, on this topic, such as L’Univers Quantique enfin Expliqué (The Quantum Universe Explained at last…).