The Potential of Using Quantum Theory to Build Models of Cognition

Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (4):672-688 (2013)

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Quantum cognition research applies abstract, mathematical principles of quantum theory to inquiries in cognitive science. It differs fundamentally from alternative speculations about quantum brain processes. This topic presents new developments within this research program. In the introduction to this topic, we try to answer three questions: Why apply quantum concepts to human cognition? How is quantum cognitive modeling different from traditional cognitive modeling? What cognitive processes have been modeled using a quantum account? In addition, a brief introduction to quantum probability theory and a concrete example is provided to illustrate how a quantum cognitive model can be developed to explain paradoxical empirical findings in psychological literature
Keywords Quantum probability  Classical probability  Non‐Boolean logic  Cognitive process  Compatibility  Entanglement
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DOI 10.1111/tops.12043
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