Quantum Perception: Classical Level versus Quantum Level of Reality by Mohsen Kermanshahi

Quantum Perception: Classical Level versus Quantum Level of Reality

byMohsen Kermanshahi

Kobo ebook | April 28, 2013

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Abstract: Reality at the classical level is definite, concrete, and logical. Quantum physics, however, pictures a quite different reality, a multi-factual reality full of uncertainties and classically illogical and unacceptable features.
How we reach to a classical reality out of the inherently quantum mechanical universe is the major puzzle. Hugh Everett postulated that wave function is present and never collapses. He believed that every estate of the wave branches out and spawns a new universe (Greene 2005) Therefore, any prediction made by quantum mechanics actually happens in innumerable parallel universes. This “many worlds” interpretation of Everett surpasses one’s wildest imagination. For one, it advocates that there are 10100 copies of me and you. Even worse, the number is ever growing.
In the quest to solve this riddle of the century, every possible road has to be explored. Above, I tried to show that our perception cannot be regarded as flawless and it is possible that classical version of reality is merely an invention of our brain. In this view while the world is in superposition of states, our neuronal network portrays a classical world in our perception. This neuronal network is shaped by human genes and later on is modified by parental, social programming and individual experiences.
The left-brain/right-brain dichotomy or, more accurately, processed versus unprocessed data, and the mechanism by which we form perception may provide a solution. The dichotomy suggests that classical-level perception is partly constructed by our judgmental left hemisphere. However, the perception of the suppressed but unbiased right hemisphere is more in line with quantum-mechanical principles. Our classical perception may be just an approximation of the actual realty out there. Looking outside the box to get a broader view is necessary for the next step in the evolution of the human race. Perhaps we need to pay more attention to the scope of right brain.
Here, I have tried to speculate on a hypothesis and offer some cues. To review a more detailed and substantiated version of the concept, the reader can look at,
Brain Lateralization Theory, Quantum Superposition of states, Quantum state reduction, Quantum Perception, Observer problem, Brain Hemispheres, vibration theory by Luca Turin, Bose-Einstein condensate
Classical Versus Quantum Mechanical Perception
Recent quantum mechanical experiment with large molecules (Fluoro-fullerene C60F48 and meso-tetraphenylporphyrin C44H30N4, 614 gmol-1) blurs the possibility of finding a cutoff between quantum and classic mechanics domains. The above experiments may indicate that universe is inherently quantum mechanical even at larger scales15. The quantum mechanical universe is fundamentally different from our classical perception of the world. To reconcile the two, we must either question quantum mechanics or review the act of perception itself. Century-old experiments have proven the validity of quantum theory. In fact, quantum mechanics is by far the most precise and reliable science that humans have ever grasped. Therefore, in order to resolve the incompatibility, it is reasonable to turn to an assessment of the perception itself.

The Senses
We perceive the world with our senses. The five common senses are vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Our sense organs are mostly stimulated by waves. Our eyes are sensitive to a certain band of electromagnetic waves called visible light. Our ears sense another wave band, called sound frequency. Our skin also receives stimuli as waves. The vibration theory, suggested by Luca Turin, posits that odor receptors also detect the frequency of vibrations of odor molecules.1 Similar theories suggest that different nutrients and chemicals are reached to taste buds in the form of waves as well. If our sensory receptors mostly receive

Title:Quantum Perception: Classical Level versus Quantum Level of RealityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 28, 2013Publisher:Mohsen KermanshahiLanguage:English

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