Kent, Adrian
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Foundations of Physics

There has been an upsurge of interest lately in developing Wigner’s hypothesis that conscious observation causes collapse by exploring dynamical collapse models in which some purportedly quantifiable aspect(s) of consciousness resist superposition. Kremnizer–Ranchin, Chalmers–McQueen and Okon–Sebastián have explored the idea that collapse may be as...

Kent, Adrian

Funder: Foundational Questions Institute; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100009566 / Abstract: There has been an upsurge of interest lately in developing Wigner’s hypothesis that conscious observation causes collapse by exploring dynamical collapse models in which some purportedly quantifiable aspect(s) of consciousness resist superposition. Kremn...

Kent, Adrian

Funder: Foundational Questions Institute; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100009566 / Abstract: There has been an upsurge of interest lately in developing Wigner’s hypothesis that conscious observation causes collapse by exploring dynamical collapse models in which some purportedly quantifiable aspect(s) of consciousness resist superposition. Kremn...

Vujanac, Andreja Srejovic, Ivan Zivkovic, Vladimir Jeremic, Nevena Jeremic, Jovana Bolevich, Stefani Bolevich, Sergey Jakovljevic, Vladimir
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Medical hypotheses

The essence of our hypothesis is quantum properties of conscious processes as well as the possibility to measure changes in conscious attention by using quantum double-slit experiment. We supposed that the act of observing in state of focused attention cause a wave function collapse in double-slit diffraction. In order to test the hypothesis, 26 pa...

John, Moncy V. Mathew, Kiran
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Foundations of Physics

Position measurement-induced collapse states are shown to provide a unified quantum description of diffraction of particles passing through a single slit. These states, which we here call ‘quantum location states’, are represented by the conventional rectangular wave function at the initial time of position measurement. We expand this state in term...

Galdamez, Karla M.

Photon-rhodopsin interaction is investigated within the context of information transfer at a distance. John von Neumann's idea of wave function collapse (WFC) forms the framework for the process of information transfer via a single light quanta along with human intention between pairs. Mathematical formalism relating to the density matrix is stud...

Diósi, Lajos
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Foundations of Physics

The gravity-related model of spontaneous wave function collapse, a longtime hypothesis, damps the massive Schrödinger Cat states in quantum theory. We extend the hypothesis and assume that spontaneous wave function collapses are responsible for the emergence of Newton interaction. Superfluid helium would then show significant and testable gravitati...

Omnès, Roland
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Foundations of Physics

When a quantum system is macroscopic and becomes entangled with a microscopic one, entanglement is not immediately total, but gradual and local. A study of this locality is the starting point of the present work and shows unexpected and detailed properties in the generation and propagation of entanglement between a measuring apparatus and a microsc...

Pearle, Philip
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Foundations of Physics

A simple quantum model describing the onset of time is presented. This is combined with a simple quantum model of the onset of space. A major purpose is to explore the interpretational issues which arise. The state vector is a superposition of states representing different “instants.” The sample space and probability measure are discussed. Critical...

Heaney, Michael B.
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Foundations of Physics

This paper presents a new Symmetrical Interpretation (SI) of relativistic quantum mechanics which postulates: quantum mechanics is a theory about complete experiments, not particles; a complete experiment is maximally described by a complex transition amplitude density; and this transition amplitude density never collapses. This SI is compared to t...