DOI: 10.14704/nq.2013.11.3.682

Biological Memories and Agents as Quantum Collectives

Subhash Kak

Abstract


Quantum mechanical models have been proposed for biological processes and for cognition and decision in domains that appear to be beyond the de Broglie wavelength. The basis of such quantum behavior is seen variously as quantum fields and virtual and entangled particles, and the determination that the behavior is quantum is made on coherence, order and interference effects, and non-local behavior. This paper proposes that biological memories and cognitive agents are collectives of quantum objects. Statistical and informational properties of the collectives that need to be taken into consideration are identified. Issues related to mapping of collectives into various energy states and resistance to noise are examined.

NeuroQuantology | September 2013 | Volume 11 | Issue 3 | Page 391-398

Keywords


cognition; information; learning models; neuroscience; quantum theory

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Supporting Agencies

This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant CNS-1117068.



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