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This is cool; not what I initially intended, but cool nonetheless . Just to be clear, my use of the word "micro/neuronal" was not meant to include quantum mechanics. It was meant to distinguish scales of magnitude. The human body(s) as a whole was the macro, the neurons were the micro....this does /not/ mean that the probability of any such condition is causally independent of say, the determinite perceptions of a macro (biological) scale organism.
If I understand what you're proposing, I should point out that quantum behavior is not affected by perception. I think I explained that a while back in some thread or other. If you really want to know more, I can get into it; but most people don't like it when the universe becomes more interesting and less mysterious.
Challenges, good. So I feel we could probably address this most directly by way of the double-slit experiment but my brain can't do multiplexing today. Routing around, I was thinking Heissenberg. Let's see, the measurement problem? So, if I determine the quanta's probable position, I have absolutely precluded the possibility of determining it's momentum, and vice versa. So, the perception does not causally determine the property, but it determines the kind of information about that which I will/not have access to. In some sense, my perceptions determine the kind of information I can derive from quantum behaviour, not the bahaviour itself. Perceptions determine possibilities over actualities.
PS. Fuck, it does still feel like dividing by zero though, I know that the information is not destroyed, however it feels like that... Thar goes the multiverse.All I can say is that "quantum" doesn't mean what most people seem to think it means, at all, and that a conversation about how quantum behavior can or cannot manifest really can't be had unless all participants first understand what quantum behavior IS.
In the interest of getting on the same page, here is a very simple, straightforward introduction to the basic concepts: http://www.livescience.com/33816-quantum-mechanics-explanation.html
Putting this in to read once my brain allows it - hopefully soon.