DOI: 10.14704/nq.2015.13.1.803

Veiled Nonlocality and Quantum Darwinism

Subhash Kak


Quantum mechanics and neuroscience come together in the problem of observation. Quantum mechanics is a nonlocal theory but the expectations of our cognitive systems are local. The principle of veiled nonlocality appears to direct not only logic and design of experiments but also the manner in which experimental data is analyzed. The principle preserves the naïve classical view of the universe that is consistent with locally realistic models; it also sees underlying similitude between biological and physical processes. One idea belonging to the set of similitudes is that of quantum Darwinism according to which stable states proliferate in an interaction between quantum systems in analogy with the survival of the fittest of biological evolution. This idea is investigated.


Quantum Darwinism; nonlocality

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Supporting Agencies

This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and by a grant from the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation.

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