PBS Space Time

Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Mechanics?

Season 6 Episode 5 | 13m 17s Video has closed captioning.

It’s not surprising that the profound weirdness of the quantum world has inspired some outlandish explanations. One particularly pervasive notion is the idea that consciousness can directly influence quantum systems - and so influence reality. Today we’re going to see where this idea comes from, and whether quantum theory really supports it.

Aired: 02/21/20

Rating: NR

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