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Consciousness and the measurement problem

  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1
    Consciousness and "the measurement problem"

    Hello All,

    Just a reminder that I am not a physicist...but for those who closed my thread on power of the mind :-(((( , pleae share your views on

    this- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness_causes_collapse

    and this- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_Engineering_Anomalies_Research_Lab

    If there is a lab at Priceton University studing this, why do you all think it is bull? Bear with me, I am just trying to understand.

    Thanks to all in advance!
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  3. Oct 2, 2007 #2


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    Unless you are able to measure consciousness by some instrument you can't prove any connection between consciousness and wave function collapse. Thus you will not find answers to your questions in the physics department.
  4. Oct 2, 2007 #3
    maybe it should have been in the 'philosophy' or 'Scepticism and debunking' forum area?
  5. Oct 2, 2007 #4


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    PEAR is defunct, over, kaput. It was never taken seriously. The funding was mostly private, it was a bit of an embarrassment to Princeton.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2007
  6. Oct 2, 2007 #5

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    There is a view among some astophysicists [Quantum Cosmologists, I guess] that an observation of a QM system collapses the wavefunction of the observer, and not the function of that observed!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2007
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