quantum cognition

Humans are…complex and sometimes irrational. While neural nets try to approximate the structure/function of the human brain, we find that there is something missing from that approach.

Quantum mechanics is…complex and sometimes irrational. It turned Newtonian science on its head in the early 20th century, and continues to provide seemingly crazy results in the world of physics.

So I suppose it makes sense to apply quantum to humans, and one example is quantum cognition. A mix of quantum mechanics and psychology, it tries to use the concepts of quantum (e.g. probability) applied to human decisions. While we’re nowhere close to having a functional quantum computer, let along a quantum human simulation, it is an interesting model to use for trying to better understand human behavior – which is often at the heart of social science problems.

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