The need to consider em field as a candidate for consciousness comes from the singleness of ‘I’. The brain is quite poor in explainining this but at least the field seen as a single more pervading entity is a good idea. It is then said that the synchronous firing of varous neurons creats a coherent wave in the em field. This coherence is responsible to the single ‘I’. This makes sense because for ‘I’ to be truely single, ‘I’ must be doing a single thing at a go. So the apparently many things (wavicles) that are all the single ‘I’ must act coherently. Even in quantum mechanics, a SINGLE electron can somehow be omnipresent if it is QUANTUM COHERENT and QUANTUM DECOHERENCE is said to destroy this quantum ‘weirdness’ and creat the classic world.
The above model still must be seen as to merely RELATE awareness to em field and not realy to EXPLAIN it. In my view, awareness cannot be explained. It must be seen as a FUNDAMENTAL property of the quantum field and COHERENT VIBRATION merely enhances or awakes it but not create it.
The identifying synchronous firing of many neurons with consciousness serves to illustrate what I mean when I say consciousness is fundamental. The very magnetism is a good example of a fundamental property. Magnetising an object does not realy CREAT magnetism. Every form of matter is ALREADY a magnet! The non magnets hides this magnetic property because the tiny magnets forming the thing are not all aligned in a single direction. Similarly, everything is aware but the level of awareness goes slow unless there is some COHERENCE that magnifies it such as the synchronous firing of neurons and/coherent vibration in quantum field.