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Organisms respond to quantum information

  1. Sep 6, 2006 #1

    So they have used phase information to control a biological process, but how about the organisms themselves: do they use light in the same way?

    They also mention 'the vision response', is that our eyes? Do our eyes/brain use phase information to create our vision?
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2006
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  3. Sep 6, 2006 #2


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    The bactrhodopsin molecule they mention is bacterial, but it is apparently a chemical relative of the opsin molecules that mediate our vision in our retinas. So they are suggesting that if bacteria can do it, maybe our eyes can do it, or be made to do it, too. Obviously that will be a subject of further research.
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