Dept of Neurology, Assoc. Prof. Editor-In-Chief
He is awarded Research Encouragement Award by the Society of Brain Research in 2000, Research Encouragement Award by TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) of Brain Research in 2001 and Sedat Simavi Health Sciences Award by the Society of Turkish Journalists in 2003. Dr. Tarlacı is a study member of the Neurology Intensive Care and Cognitive Neuroscience Group. His concentration in the field of research is to find out if the rules of quantum physics apply to the nervous system.
The Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics: Well, Where’s the Problem?
The most discussed thought experiment in quantum mechanics (QM) is the one of the dead+living cat, which sets out to explain what is known as the measurement problem. Since the first years of QM, and despite various arguments, the widespread beliefs of the past few years have tended towards including a conscious observer in the act of measurement. Various different opinions have been expressed on the measurement problem by various schools of thought and leading physicists, but none of them has been decisive. Especially, the introduction of an observer (human-brain-consciousness-mind-intelligence) carrying out measurements into the experiment or into the setup of the experiment has led to even more complex problems. Today also, new solutions are being put forward. This article deals with the thought experiment of Schrödinger’s cat and suggestions for alternative solutions by introducing a conscious observer.