Sunday, January 24, 2016

Its All a Wave

The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. Wheeler's experiment then asks - at which point does the object decide?

Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe wave like behavior (interference) or particle behavior (no interference) depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey. This is exactly what the ANU team found. See:
Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

if and when......just for clarification.

Oddly enough, Shechtman has one complaint about the field that he originated: use of the word quasicrystal. "I do not like the term, since it implies that quasi-periodic crystals are not crystals, and according to the new International Union of Crystallographers definition, they are. But the term is widely used. I prefer to call them quasi-periodic materials. The term quasicrystal, in fact, does not appear in the article ranked eighth on our list of the ten most-cited Physical Review Letters.2011 Chemistry Nobel for . . . Quasicrystal Physics!
Is a quasi-crystal, just a diffraction pattern? If and when......we observe it?  So we can say that everything is a diffraction pattern/wave? As an observer, we collapse the wave function?

 We want to simplify it......all else is added to the simplicity to have this theory of everything to comparison a virtual reality is a tool with which we collapse the wave function? See, it just become much more complicated? We are working on a wave function machine, not just a computer.

 Oh for sure, you want to get "a hold" of yourself. Then there is this causal connection to the beliefs that you form? You become much more responsible about the way in which you choose to do things, yes?

It is widely accepted that consciousness or, more generally, mental activity is in some way correlated to the behavior of the material brain. Since quantum theory is the most fundamental theory of matter that is currently available, it is a legitimate question to ask whether quantum theory can help us to understand consciousness. Several programmatic approaches answering this question affirmatively, proposed in recent decades, will be surveyed. It will be pointed out that they make different epistemological assumptions, refer to different neurophysiological levels of description, and use quantum theory in different ways. For each of the approaches discussed, problematic and promising features will be equally highlighted.Quantum Approaches to Consciousness -

The quantum mind or quantum consciousness[1] hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness. It posits that quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. It is not a single theory, but a collection of hypotheses.

So, Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness and we are having problems with a classical interpretation of a quantum process in this thread? Help.

Quantum cognition is an emerging field which applies the mathematical formalism of quantum theory to model cognitive phenomena such as information processing by the human brain, decision making, human memory, concepts and conceptual reasoning, human judgment, and perception.[1][2] [3][4] The field clearly distinguishes itself from the quantum mind as it is not reliant on the hypothesis that there is something micro-physical quantum mechanical about the brain. Quantum cognition is based on the quantum-like paradigm[5][6] or generalized quantum paradigm [7] or quantum structure paradigm [8] that information processing by complex systems such as the brain, taking into account contextual dependence of information and probabilistic reasoning, can be mathematically described in the framework of quantum information and quantum probability theory.

Quantum cognition uses the mathematical formalism of quantum theory to inspire and formalize models of cognition that aim to be an advance over models based on traditional classical probability theory. The field focuses on modeling phenomena in cognitive science that have resisted traditional techniques or where traditional models seem to have reached a barrier (e.g., human memory [9] ), and modeling preferences in decision theory that seem paradoxical from a traditional rational point of view (e.g., preference reversals [10]). Since the use of a quantum-theoretic framework is for modeling purposes, the identification of quantum structures in cognitive phenomena does not presuppose the existence of microscopic quantum processes in the human brain.[11]

Maybe look at quantum erasure experiment first and draw your conclusion. Then, take in the experimental process being cited in the article link above.

. Setup of the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment of Kim et al. Detector D0 is movable

 A delayed choice quantum eraser experiment, first performed by Yoon-Ho Kim, R. Yu, S.P. Kulik, Y.H. Shih and Marlan O. Scully,[1] and reported in early 1999, is an elaboration on the quantum eraser experiment that incorporates concepts considered in Wheeler's delayed choice experiment. The experiment was designed to investigate peculiar consequences of the well-known double slit experiment in quantum mechanics as well as the consequences of quantum entanglement.

Shall I be so bold then to announce that "everything," is a wave?

  The QL model developed in this article has a temporal basis, based on a (hypothetical) argument that cognitive processes are based on at least two time scales: a (very fine) subcognitive one and a (much coarser) cognitive one.  See: The quantum-like brain on the cognitive and subcognitive time scales

Who is observing? If everything is a wave, then "who" is observing? Look around you there is all these waves.......who is observing all these waves? Who, is observing this screen in front of you? Who is manipulating the components(waves) of this wave function box in order to make "waves" on your screen?
 When they observed it as to how it was measured? Again, should I be so bold to say it all is a wave?

Image in form of the Biology of Belief

With the geometric way, one is thinking in terms of pictures; pictures which one imagines in space in some way, and one just tries to get a feeling for the relationships between the quantities occurring in those pictures. Paul Dirac
I always used these geometrical ideas for getting clear notions about relationships in relativity although I didn’t refer to them in my published works.Oral History Transcript — Dr. P. A. M. Dirac

I am presently incubating thoughts about information as an image as it first received in this form. Any thoughts about this?

In the biology of belief, such a reception of the image first, allows us to see the form of the possibility, as a complete whole. What this means is that one has to be receptive first. That "an idea" can exist and you are the device that can receive information. You are a antenna, as a expression of the biological device in being able to receive.

One does not deny the research that goes on and the effort tried to piece together what is currently a known, and that all that is known is the entirety of the subject, as much as your resource allows you to gather. Even still, even if, the entirety of the subject is not complete given the depth of others to have knowledge about this subject, the next step, is to have garnered a step in that right direction. This serves as a correlate of one's consciousness and awareness, to see, the next step in the attainment of that knowledge, can be verified.

The biology then is the effort to get to the point to listen, to see, and not in the exchange of the eye of the physical world around us, but to the information that can be gathered by being receptive.

Now, receptive in the biological sense, what does that mean? Here we have a physical expression of "a state of belief," that what is possible is beyond matter, as we know biology is not. It means, information has a different form, then of what is exchanged by mediums of mass expression? Electrical signals as those measured by, the control and delivery of the medium to what current expressions have been adapted.

So a word, can have a vibratory basis that is much like an image, which can have a medium of expression, that is not understood other then what we can physically see, or physically can hear. Vibration then, can change the mass configuration of the brain, as a word by definition holds the mind to the concrete form as a judgement of belief. So a word, is on the way to being a concrete form of an expression of belief? A word is on the way to becoming an ideal.

This combination of three wavelengths of light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows one of the multiple jets that led to a series of slow coronal puffs on Jan. 17, 2013. The light has been colorized in red, green and blue.
Image Credit: Alzate/SDO
If we convert current expressions of information as united in the matters, what conversion processes allow us to see "other information" that would not had been possible without a conversion process? So sonification may be an example as exemplified in helio-seismology of the sun. We want to know on earth when information is coming our way regarding the earth and the way the sun affects the earth. Disrupts communication.