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Quantum models of cognition and decision

Author: Jerome R Busemeyer; Peter David Bruza
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Much of our understanding of human thinking is based on probabilistic models. This innovative book by Jerome R. Busemeyer and Peter D. Bruza argues that, actually, the underlying mathematical structures from quantum theory provide a much better account of human thinking than traditional models. They introduce the foundations for modeling probabilistic-dynamic systems using two aspects of quantum theory. The first,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome R Busemeyer; Peter David Bruza
ISBN: 9781107011991 110701199X
OCLC Number: 768728941
Description: xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Why use quantum theory for cognition and decision? Some compelling reasons --
2. What is quantum theory? An elementary introduction --
3. What can quantum theory predict? Predicting question order effects on attitudes --
4. How to apply quantum theory? Accounting for human probability judgment errors --
5. Quantum-inspired models of concept combination --
6. An application of quantum theory to conjoint memory recognition --
7. Quantum-like models of human semantic space --
8. What about quantum dynamics? More advanced principles --
9. What is the quantum advantage? Applications to decision making --
10. How to model human information processing using quantum information theory --
11. Can quantum systems learn? Quantum updating --
12. What are the future prospects for quantum cognition and decision?
Responsibility: Jerome R. Busemeyer, Peter D. Bruza.


Introduces principles drawn from quantum theory to present a new framework for modeling human cognition and decision.  Read more...
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'Mathematical models of cognition so often seem like mere formal exercises. Quantum theory is a rare exception. Without sacrificing formal rigor, it captures deep insights about the workings of the Read more...

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