# How retrocausality helps

@article{Sutherland2017HowRH, title={How retrocausality helps}, author={Roderick I. Sutherland}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2017}, volume={1841}, pages={020001} }

It has become increasingly apparent that a number of perplexing issues associated with the interpretation of quantum mechanics are more easily resolved once the notion of retrocausality is introduced. The aim here is to list and discuss various examples where a clear explanation has become available via this approach. In so doing, the intention is to highlight that this direction of research deserves more attention than it presently receives.

## 17 Citations

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