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Psychological Behavior of Particles?

  1. Nov 12, 2005 #1
    Perhaps pseudosci. but still interesting.

    I was wondering if there was a link between a psychological behavior idea of particles and if there was a term for it.

    Example: Electrons are lazy because they they take the easiest path to the ground

    Far-fetched example:

    Particles and atoms will begin to conform with another to a central leader when used inside of an anatomical being such as a human to save the expending of energy by each individual molecule/atom/particle instead of being individualistic which would cause them to pay out more energy.

    In my idea of neuroscience this central leader could perhaps be the "soul" as we call it which leads thoughts and actions to do as they do to the finest degree.
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  3. Nov 12, 2005 #2


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    Not productive. There used to be talk like this about bosons and fermions. Boson wave functions add, so the more of them there are the more probable the configuration is, and this was described as having a 'herd instinct". Fermion wave functions subtract, so the probability of two of them in the same state is zero, and they were thus described as "loners' But this kind of talk gets you nowhere either in particle physics or in psychology. It's just baseless handwaving.
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