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Fig. 2 | Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

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From: Possible contribution of quantum-like correlations to the placebo effect: consequences on blind trials

Fig. 2

Description of an experiment from an uninvolved standpoint. The observer O measures the system S whereas the participant P remains uninvolved in the measurement (he does not interact with O and S). P knows that O has observed a definite state of S, but he does not know which one. If P finally interacts with O and S, then P and O agree on the outcome of S. The reasoning can be continued with another participant Q who does not interact with S, O and P. What Q can say is that S, O and P have definite values that are correlated. The only thing that an uninvolved participant can do is to describe the form, but not the content of the information available to the observers who interact with S and with each other. Thus, the consistency of any measurement is guaranteed (GNU Free Documentation License)

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