Collapse of the state vector and psychokinetic effect

  title={Collapse of the state vector and psychokinetic effect},
  author={Helmut Schmidt},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • H. Schmidt
  • Published 1 June 1982
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
Eugene Wigner and others have speculated that the “collapse of the state vector” during an observation might be a physically real process so that some modification of current quantum theory would be required to describe the interaction with a conscious observer appropriately.Experimental reports on the “psychokinetic effect” as a mental influence on the outcome of quantum jumps suggest that perhaps this effect might be vital for an understanding of the observer's role in quantum mechanics… Expand
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