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Some Brief Comments on Recent Studies on Quantum Cognition | Conte | NeuroQuantology


DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.3.945

Some Brief Comments on Recent Studies on Quantum Cognition

Elio Conte, Rich Norman

Abstract


The emerging discipline of Quantum Cognitive Studies is filled with promise and pitfalls. The rich and detailed formalism of quantum theory must be closely considered in crafting an approach to the field. This essay strikes a cautionary note in assessment of trends which reduce the theory to instrumentalism. A brief accounting of the proper formalism, will correct the problem of “quantum-like†adaptations. The quantum principles which govern the complexities of dynamic object representation may be analogously and fruitfully captured in a schematic adaptation of the Mach Zehnder interferometer. The appropriate brain areas and functions are briefly discussed, and a justification for utilization of quantum features in describing macro-scale biological systems is presented. The problem of maintaining quantum superpositions is delineated inviting people to study and experience by the well known Legget-Garg relation.

Keywords


quantum cognition; quantum interference; quantum mechanics

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The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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