How does wave collapse apply to our own bodies?

So an electron can be in a superposition until it is observed. First, what about the observation causes the collapse and second how does that apply to the particles in ourselves? Is it related to conscious? If so do particles in our body enter superposition when we are not conscious and not being observed by another entity?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I'm not sure about consciousness, but your question is really the Many-Words interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Since electrons can be in a superposition of states and we are made up of electrons (as well as protons and neutrons) why not extrapolate this superposition to what we may initially consider non-quantum objects, i.e. Ourselves, the world, the universe.

    You might be interested in reading the 6 page article below from Scientific American,

  • 1 decade ago

    It by no means applies to our human bodies. It is a phenomena of quantum mechanics, not of macroscopic situations.

    Our human bodies contain gazillions of electrons and gazillions of other elementary particles. There is ALWAYS an observer of some sort to make their wave functions collapse to form what we experience as a human.

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