The Quantum Quagmire: Can Consciousness Collapse the Wavefunction

Authors

  • Dr. Fatima El-Mahdi Center for Ethics in Islam, Cairo University, Egypt Author

Keywords:

quantum mechanics, wavefunction collapse, consciousness, measurement problem, observer effect, Copenhagen interpretation, many-worlds interpretation, orchestrated objective reduction, panpsychism

Abstract

The perplexing relationship between consciousness and quantum mechanics remains one of science's greatest enigmas. The "wavefunction collapse" phenomenon, where a quantum system's superposition of possibilities resolves into a single definite state upon measurement, has ignited heated debates about the role of consciousness in shaping reality. This article delves into the heart of this "quantum quagmire," exploring various interpretations of wavefunction collapse and their implications for the nature of consciousness and the observer-observed relationship.

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Published

2022-06-30