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...

2 comments:

inthesaltmine said...

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

http://www.inthesaltmine.com/sheaf-logic

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

Bill Benzon said...

More quantum biology:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21150047