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coherent

(kō-hēr′ĕnt) [L. cohaerere, to stick together]
1. Sticking together, as parts of bodies or fluids.
2. Consistent; making a logical whole.

coherent

(of plant structures) united at some point but appearing free.

coherent (Thompson/unmodified) scattering (kōhēr´ənt),

n the dispersing of low-energy radiographs without losing photon energy, caused by elastic collision.
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Computer simulations have shown that quantum coherences work in photosynthetic antennae to prevent excitations from getting trapped on their way to the reaction center, where the conversion to chemical energy begins.
Quantum beats are the signature of quantum coherence, arising from the interference between the different energetic states in the superposition, similar to the beating heard when two instruments that are slightly out of tune with each other try to play the same note," Hayes explained.
In their ongoing study, they compared these measurements with the coherence (the synchronization of different sets of cortical sites) between the two hemispheres of the brain.
What was striking--even shocking was that the signals the Princeton group found looked like spin coherences, but they couldn't be spin coherences.