The Gestalt problem in quantum theory: Generation of molecular shape by the environment

  title={The Gestalt problem in quantum theory: Generation of molecular shape by the environment},
  author={A. Amann},
  • A. Amann
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Physics
  • Synthese
Quantum systems have a holistic structure, which implies that they cannot be divided into parts. In order tocreate (sub)objects like individual substances, molecules, nuclei, etc., in a universal whole, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations between all the subentities, e.g. all the molecules in a substance, must be suppressed by perceptual and mental processes.Here the particular problems ofGestalt (≡shape)perception are compared with the attempts toattribute a shape to a quantum mechanical… 
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