Quantum Cognition: Physics Envy in Neuroscience and Psychology

I promise I won’t continue to do this, but I just want to ensure that the “millions and millions” of non-existent readers know that I have started another blog and that this one has a new central theme.

Research Reviews

The idea that quantum physics is not only relevant to consciousness or the “mind” is pretty widely known. After all, in addition to a plethora of popular books by authors with questionable expertise and/or knowledge, eminent physicists such as Sir Roger Penrose and Henry Stapp have supported this idea. This post isn’t about quantum theories of mind (which I don’t find persuasive). It’s about a large number of papers that begin by making this distinction, e.g., “We note that this article is not about the application of quantum physics to brain physiology.”; “In our approach “quantumness of mind” has no direct relation to the fact that the brain (as any physical body) is composed of quantum particles”; etc.

Simply put, the idea is that cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, etc., should use the mathematical framework, notation, and terminology found in quantum physics (in particular, quantum mechanics) to model thinks like decisions, opinions…

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4 Responses to Quantum Cognition: Physics Envy in Neuroscience and Psychology

  1. Jeff says:

    I have your new blog bookmarked and plan to read it.


  2. Jeff says:

    We are all human.

    I learn just as much from you as may learn from me if you learn anything if nothing at all.

  3. Jeff says:

    I was joking btw. Bad puns. =D

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