Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quantum Smell

I used this in researching Realist Magic: the original research a couple of years ago was in fruit flies. They smell not the shape of the molecule directly touching a receptor, but a quantum vibration, somewhat nonlocally.

The thing is, quantum phenomena at this scale begin to put paid to the standard model...


Anonymous said...

I actually have been exploring non-visual quantum phenomena in some of my latest posts, in particular in conjunction with psychoacoustics.

Please do let me know if you come across anything worthwhile. Best, David.

Bill Benzon said...

More quantum biology: