There used to be alot of threads about Quantum Mechanics and it's relationship with consciousness. Partially due to Schrodinger's analogy of the cat that was both alive and dead until "observed", people began to believe that we have to literally "look at" a subatomic particle, in order to collapse it's wave-function. However, that kind of interpretation of QM prompts the philosophical question: What am I, at the subatomic level? At first the answer probably seems obvious. I mean, seriously, would anyone debate that at the subatomic level, there really is no "Mentat", but rather a bunch of quarks an electrons that happen to have attracted each other into hadrons and electron clouds? Why, then, if it is so obvious at first glance that I am no different from a rock - or a drop of water, or a reptile, or a piece of interstellar dust, etc... - at the subatomic level, is there all of this talk about the affect of consciousness on subatomic particles? After all, if I didn't have a brain, then I wouldn't be conscious, and a brain is an enormous thing, when compared to a quark or a lepton. So, how can it be that such a huge thing, which is composed of subatomic particles, is somehow distinguishable from a rock - or any other thing composed of subatomic particles - at the subatomic level? And not just "distinguishable", but unique in it's ability to collapse the wave function of other subatomic particles.* Any comments, for or against anything I've stated above, are appreciated . *I said "other subatomic particles" because, as I mentioned before, the brain is composed of those same subatomic particles.