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Quantum structure and human thought

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 May 2013

Diederik Aerts
Affiliation:
Center Leo Apostel, Departments of Mathematics and Psychology, Brussels Free University, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. diraerts@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aertsjbroekae@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/Broekaert/ssozzo@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/people/sozzo/
Jan Broekaert
Affiliation:
Center Leo Apostel, Departments of Mathematics and Psychology, Brussels Free University, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. diraerts@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aertsjbroekae@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/Broekaert/ssozzo@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/people/sozzo/
Liane Gabora
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada. liane.gabora@ubc.cahttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/liane
Sandro Sozzo
Affiliation:
Center Leo Apostel, Departments of Mathematics and Psychology, Brussels Free University, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. diraerts@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aertsjbroekae@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/Broekaert/ssozzo@vub.ac.behttp://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/people/sozzo/

Abstract

We support the authors' claims, except that we point out that also quantum structure different from quantum probability abundantly plays a role in human cognition. We put forward several elements to illustrate our point, mentioning entanglement, contextuality, interference, and emergence as effects, and states, observables, complex numbers, and Fock space as specific mathematical structures.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013 

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