For the last few years we have been exploring the possible role of consciousness in the physical world through an effect known as the quantum measurement problem (QMP). This refers to a curious phenomenon whereby quantum objects behave differently when they are observed than when they are not observed. It's as though the microscopic world has a "sense of being stared at," reminiscent of the prickly feeling that some people feel when someone is staring at them a little too intensely.
Welcome to our second edition of Breaking News, giving you the latest updates on what's happening in Research at IONS.
Welcome to the first edition of IONS Breaking News, a periodic brief update coming to you directly from the research team and laboratory here at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. We're expecting new Breaking News posts to be published once or twice a month... keeping you abreast of the latest hot-off-the-presses scientific developments at IONS such as new projects, funding, publications, speaking engagements, and interesting findings.