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Are Human Brains Quantum Computers? Why Quantum Cognition Says Yes

Gao, Shan (2019) Are Human Brains Quantum Computers? Why Quantum Cognition Says Yes. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Based on the PBR theorem about the reality of the wave function, we show that the wave function assigned to a cognitive system, which is used to calculate probabilities of thoughts/judgment outcomes in quantum cognitive models, is a representation of the cognitive state of the system. In short, quantum cognition implies quantum minds. Furthermore, the principle of psychophysical supervenience requires that a quantum mind must supervene on a quantum brain.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gao, Shansgao7319@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: PBR theorem; wave function; quantum cognition; quantum minds; quantum brains;
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Cognitive Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Judgment and Decision Making
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Shan Gao
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2019 13:01
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2019 13:01
Item ID: 16286
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Neuroscience > Cognitive Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Judgment and Decision Making
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2 August 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16286

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