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dc.contributor.authorSozzo, Sandro-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-23T08:51:03Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-05T02:45:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-05-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Mathematical Psychology, 2014, 58, pp. 1-12 (12)en
dc.identifier.issn0022-2496-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022249613001077en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2381/32401-
dc.description.abstractThe construction of a consistent theory for structuring and representing how concepts combine and interact is one of the main challenges for the scholars involved in cognitive studies. All traditional approaches are still facing serious hindrances when dealing with combinations of concepts and concept vagueness. One of the main consequences of these difficulties is the existence of borderline cases which is hardly explainable from the point of view of classical (fuzzy set) logic and probability theory. Resting on a quantum-theoretic approach which successfully models conjunctions and disjuncions of two concepts, we propound a quantum probability model in Fock space which faithfully reproduces the experimental data collected by Alxatib and Pelletier (2011) on borderline contradictions. Our model allows one to explain the occurrence of the latter contradictions in terms of genuine quantum effects, such as contextuality, superposition, interference and emergence. In particular, we claim that it is the specific mechanism of ‘emergence of a new concept’ that is responsible of these deviations from classical logical thinking in the cognitive studies on human thought. This result seems to be compatible with a recent interesting application of quantum probabilistic modeling in the study of borderline vagueness (Blutner, Pothos & Bruza, 2013), and analogies and differences with it are sketched here.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier, Society for Mathematical Psychologyen
dc.rightsArchived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)en
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen
dc.subjectPhysical Sciencesen
dc.subjectMathematics, Interdisciplinary Applicationsen
dc.subjectSocial Sciences, Mathematical Methodsen
dc.subjectPsychology, Mathematicalen
dc.subjectMathematicsen
dc.subjectMathematical Methods In Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectMATHEMATICS, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONSen
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGY, MATHEMATICALen
dc.subjectSOCIAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL METHODSen
dc.subjectConcept combinationsen
dc.subjectVaguenessen
dc.subjectBorderline casesen
dc.subjectQuantum cognitionen
dc.subjectFock spaceen
dc.subjectPROTOTYPE THEORYen
dc.subjectCONCEPTUAL COMBINATIONen
dc.subjectNATURAL CONCEPTSen
dc.subjectDECISION-MAKINGen
dc.subjectHUMAN THOUGHTen
dc.subjectFUZZY-SETSen
dc.subjectINDETERMINACYen
dc.subjectTYPICALITYen
dc.subjectVAGUENESSen
dc.subjectCOGNITIONen
dc.titleA quantum probability explanation in Fock space for borderline contradictionsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmp.2013.11.001-
dc.description.statusPeer-revieweden
dc.description.versionPost-printen
dc.type.subtypeArticle;Journal-
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pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCEen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/School of Managementen
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