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Does consciousness play a special role in physics? Plus talks to Adrian Kent and David Wallace

Quantum mechanics suggests that observers can influence the outcomes of measurements. If that's the case, then do these observers need to be conscious? Does consciousness play a special role in physics at all?

We talk to David Wallace, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford, and Adrian Kent, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge, about two of the great mysteries in science - consciousness and the measurement problem.


Explore more about the role of observers in physics with this package of articles and videos.