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An even simpler setup? (part 2 of 2)

In the previous post on 17th of May 2022 I showed you a reasoning why it is necessary for our experiment to use entangled particles.

But here I will show you another way of answering this question:

Can a set-up with unentangled photons test if the wavefunction can be changed?

Yes, a setup only with particles in superposition is sufficient

'With this setup it can be tested if a participant changes the number of particles that collapses to the brain. And in that way influences the wavefunction.

So let's say that a beamsplitter is used that results in a 50% chance that the photon is detected at the screen and a 50% that it is detected at the brick wall (upper part of the figure)

The hypothesis then would be that the participant can decrease or increase this 50% percentage (lower part of the figure).'

My reply after hearing both opinions

The second person seems right in the way that you indeed can test whether a participant can change the wave function with a setup with unentangled photons. However, this would mean that the person must be able to change the probabilities after they were already established at the beam splitter. In quantum theory, we have not found any indications so far that it could work that way.

So; Yes it could be tested. But does it make a lot of sense? Mwoah, probably not.

But will a setup with entangled photons make more sense? Maybe, if momentum entangled photons are used. More on that later.

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