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Title: Quantum structure in cognition origins, developments, successes, and expectations
Authors: Aerts, Diederik
Sozzo, Sandro
First Published: 7-Feb-2017
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Citation: The Palgrave Handbook of Quantum Models in Social Science, 2017, pp. 157-193
Abstract: The authors provide an overview of the results they have obtained over the last decade on the identification of quantum structures in cognition and, more specifically, in the formalization and representation of natural concepts. They firstly discuss the quantum foundational reasons that led them to investigate the mechanisms of formation and combination of concepts in human reasoning, starting from the empirically observed deviations from classical, logical, and probabilistic structures. They then develop their quantum-theoretic perspective in Fock space which allows successful modeling of various sets of cognitive experiments collected by different scientists, including themselves. In addition, they formulate a unified explanatory hypothesis for the presence of quantum structures in cognitive processes, and discuss their recent discovery of further quantum aspects in concept combinations, namely, ‘entanglement’ and ‘indistinguishability.’ They finally illustrate the outlook for future research.
DOI Link: 10.1057/978-1-137-49276-0_9
ISBN: 978-1-137-49275-3
Embargo on file until: 7-Feb-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Authors, 2017.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 36 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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